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Biography & Genealogy

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Ancestry Library (ProQuest) - Resources for genealogical and historical research, with more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, more. Updated daily. (at SDPL Locations only)

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale) - Indexes biographical information on multiple persons from print source, also acts as an index to other indexes. More than 13.6 million biographical entries.

Biography in Context (Gale) - Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. In it you'll find: 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals; 170+ award-winning Gale reference titles; 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events.

Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography - 27v, 2008

Genealogy Connect (Gale) - Includes the "how-to" of genealogy research and records relating to Native American ancestry.

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