Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Accessing America's GenealogyBank at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

After logging onto the website of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and selecting Newsbank Newspapers in the selection of Magazines and Newspapers, I am able to access America's GenealogyBank. Among the findings at this database are historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports, that cover a span of over two hundred years!

Below is a portion of an article from the Ohio State Journal which discusses the deadly cholera epidemic that swept through Sandusky in the summer of 1849.

The death of Sandusky abolitionist Rush Sloane is covered by the January 2, 1909 issue of the Cleveland Gazette.

In another article from the Cleveland Gazette, dated August 12, 1922, Sandusky resident James M. French congratulates the editor of the Gazette, Henry Clay Smith on his nomination as a candidate for Ohio Governor. (Though Henry Clay Smith ran for Ohio Governor several times during the 1920's, he was unsuccessful in winning.)

See what genealogical and historical databases are accessible in the library in your community. Often larger public libraries allow any resident of the state to obtain a library card, opening the door to hours of searching and new discoveries!

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