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Library Access Only  Ancestry® Library Edition: delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It's an online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Tips for using this eResource
Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use. Requires IE 8 or higher.
Home Access Available  Biography and Genealogy Master Index: Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and throughout the world.
Home Access Available  Cemetery Information: Cemetery maps and records about the deceased that are buried in Roselawn or Grandview cemeteries in Fort Collins.
Home Access Available  Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC): currently includes more than 500,000 digitized pages, representing 163 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923.
Home Access Available  Fort Collins Coloradoan: Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. (1999 - current)
Home Access Available  Fort Collins History Connection: Archive of online historical materials, records, and photographs for Fort Collins and Larimer County.
Home Access Available  HeritageQuest: Family histories, genealogical serials, local history, and primary sources. Tips for using this eResource
NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Home Access Available  History, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources on American history and some world history.
Home Access Available  History Reference Center (EBSCO): History Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive, full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes images, videorecordings and primary sources.
Home Access Available  JSTOR (Arts & Sciences): Access to academic journals 3 years old and older in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including education, business, history, language & literature, law, music, psychology, philosophy and public policy. Also included are a large number of journals in the biological sciences. This large backfile includes journals from early in the 1900's.
Library Access Only  NEHGS American Ancestors: Access records for New England, New York and beyond. Contains vital records (births, deaths, marriages) by state and locality for selected time periods. There are church records, probate records, and histories of individual families, as well as cemetery and burial records, local histories, court records and land records. NOTE: Available only at the Old Town Library.
Home Access Available  Sanborn Maps: Fire insurance maps that show locations of businesses and residences in downtown areas of major towns in Colorado. Maps depict the size and footprints of the buildings.
Library Access Only  Select Families of New Mexico: This genealogical database contains over 500,000 individuals mainly of Spanish and Native American heritage. It was compiled by Ladeane Miller. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use.


The Library Staff will be happy to assist you in using these resources.

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