Online Databases for Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition — NOTE: in-library access only
Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry.
MyHeritage Library Edition focuses on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time. This emphasis, plus the strength of the index, enables users to access information both about specialized topics (regions, time periods) as well as social, cultural, and political trends.
➤ Visit MyHeritage Library Edition*
*Note: The above link takes you to an Ebsco verification home page. From this page, you must click on the MyHeritage Library Edition link to begin using the service. Access is available to all users inside the Library. Library card holders may access MyHeritage outside of the Library with their 10-digit Ohio County Public Library card number.
HeritageQuest Online is designed for genealogy and family history research. It includes over 25,000 books, the entire US Census, and other expanding collections, making it one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.
➤ Access HeritageQuest Library Edition now
*Note: Access is available to all users inside the Library. Library card holders may access HeritageQuest outside of the Library with their 10-digit Ohio County Public Library card number.
Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives.
➤ Access Fold3 Library Edition now
*Note: Access is available to all users inside the Library. Library card holders may access Fold3 outside of the Library with their 10-digit Ohio County Public Library card number.
referenceUSA is a premier source of business and residential information with more than 40 million businesses, 150 million households across the U.S. and Canada, and 270 million consumers available for Library patrons to search.
➤ Access referenceUSA now
*Note: Access is available to all users inside the Library. Library card holders may access referenceUSA outside of the Library with their 10-digit Ohio County Public Library card number.
WVInfoDepot.org, the West Virginia eLibrary, is an anywhere, anytime library that you can access from your home pc, school library, or mobile device. West Virginians can explore online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and other reference works through WVInfoDeport.org or through their public library website. Some resources listed below may ask you to enter a username and password to continue. You may obtain a username and password by calling the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk). UPDATE 3/17/20: During the Library's closure due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be temporarily providing login information to our online users below:
Most WVInfoDepot.org resources use the following login:
User Name: west | Password: Virginia20!
World Book is an exception and uses the following:
User Name: 4west | Password: virginia
LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator have separate logins. Each user will have to create their own personal user name and password directly on those sites.
SEARCH WVInfoDepot (Call the Library for username and password):