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Ancestry Library Ancestry Library
The Library edtion of Ancestry.com provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. Remote access to Ancestry Library only through December, 2021. After that we hope you'll be able to come to the library to use this resource.
Contemporary Women's Issues OneFile
Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women's lives across the globe.
Diversity Studies OneFile
Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Gender Studies OneFile
Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more. Gale One File.
Heritage Quest Online HeritageQuest Online
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
Psychology OneFile
Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
Religion and Philosophy
Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily. Gale OneFile.
U.S. History OneFile
Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily. Gale OneFile.
World History OneFile
Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. Gale OneFile.

Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300. These databases are also accessible to the public (cardholding and otherwise) via the two database computers located near the Reference Desk on the Main Floor.

History Websites

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
American Memory Project
Cowlitz County Historical Museum
Washington Historical Society

Genealogy Websites

Cowlitz County Washington Obituaries
Ellis Island
Family Search
How to Obtain Vital Records
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
National Archives and Records Administration
National Genealogical Society


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