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Biographical Databases

The following databases provide biographical information, including overviews, birth and death dates, and ancestry data.

  • Ancestry Library
    Includes billions of records in census data, vital records (U.S. birth, death and marriage records), immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, photos, and maps. Also includes: border crossing and trans-ocean ship records, census data from Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany; and much more.
  • American National Biography
    Biographical portraits of more than 17,400 American men and women.
  • Archive Finder (including ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland)
    Directory which describes tens of thousands of collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)
    Indexes current reference sources as well as the most important retrospective works that cover more than 13 million individuals, both living and deceased, from all fields and all nationalities.
  • Biography Reference Bank
    Contains biographical information on approximately 500,000 individuals from antiquity to the present. Contains the full text of well-known biographical resources like Current Biography, the World Authors Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors and many other sources.
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