The Yocum Library Online Databases: History and Genealogy

Database Links Database Content
Reading Eagle Archives Full-text newspaper articles - More Information
Search the full-text of the Reading Eagle by date or subject for news, features, advertisements, etc. from the last 10 years.
Google News Archives Search Historical newspaper archives - More Information
Search newspaper archives including the Reading Eagle back to the 1800s. It also automatically generates a timeline. Some content requires a fee. Ask librarians for help on how to save and print articles.
Accessible Archives
18th and 19th century newspapers and magazines. Funded by the James H. Yocum Library Endowment Fund. - More Information
Search primary sources including The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1880) and The History of Berks County in Pennsylvania (1886).
HeritageQuest Online
U.S. Census records plus genealogy and local history sources - More Information
Includes 25,000+ family and local history books, every word searchable including material from all 50 states and Canada; the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930 and census indexes; PERSI™ - The PERiodical Source Index is a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; and the Freedman's Bank Records (Forthcoming) the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America's freed slaves and others from 1865-1874 and is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
Ancestry Library
U.S. and U.K. census and immigration records plus genealogy and local history sources - More Information
Includes U.S. and U.K. census records, immigration records, military records, city directories, Social Security indexes, and many more genealogy and local history sources.
For more information check the Library's
Useful Internet Links for Genealogy

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