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African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Daily records collected from more than 3,100 newspapers nationwide. Features more than 45 million listings—about two-thirds of all recent obituaries and death notices published in the United States.

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Ancestry Ancestry Library Edition

(in-library use only) Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Learn How To Use This Resource

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Biography Reference Bank screenshot Biography Reference Bank

Biographical coverage of over 750,000 notable individuals, including in-depth, original profiles, full-text articles, and images.

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Delaware County Memory

An ongoing digitization project offering online access to local historical documents, records, photographs, and publications.

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Family Search

(registration required) Free family history and genealogy records from over 100 countries, tools for organizing and sharing family history, research assistance and guidance.

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Fold3 Library Edition

Online access to millions of U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Heritage Quest

Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records as well as other genealogy, local history, and family history content dating back to the 1700s.

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Historic Map Works

An extensive digital collection featuring high-quality historic maps of all geographic levels from around the world from the 1400s to the present.

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OWU Special Collections "Our Shared History"

This collection presents in imagery and text the deeply intertwined history of the City of Delaware, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Ohio Wesleyan University up to 1900.

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OWU Special Collections "The Branch Rickey Collection"

The images and text in this digital collection explore the multitude of contributions Branch Rickey made to Ohio Wesleyan University during their 65-year relationship.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962, originally created for assessing fire insurance liability. See how your town has changed over time.

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Slavery in America & The World Screenshot Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

(in-library use only) All known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, as well as materials on free African-Americans in the colonies and the U.S. before 1870.

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What's the Point

Identifying flint artifacts.

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