Answered By: Ann Mallard
Last Updated: May 30, 2017     Views: 88

Online resources

Ancestry Library Edition has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as:

  • U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940
  • Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps
  • American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes)
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630
  • Social Security Death Index (updated monthly)
  • WWI Draft Registration Cards
  • Federal Slave Narratives
  • Civil War collection

Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time. Please note, this database is only available on GSU campuses.

Try this helpful guide to using Ancestry Library Edition or view a video tutorial.

Many public libraries have the HeritageQuest (ProQuest) database which can be accessed from home. Contact your public library for more information.

FamilySearch is a free genealogy research tool available online.

Books/eBooks

  • Search GIL-Find by the subject "genealogy" - Use the limiters on the left side of the browser to limit by location, either to a specific campus or to our eBook collections.  If you're only interested in books that talk about researching online, use the year of publication limiter to limit results to books published recently, e.g., the last 5 years.
  • Finding Your Roots: the official companion to the PBS series.

Selected eBooks (require GSU ID and password).

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