GENEALOGY

Explore a vast collection of books, resources and tools available for downloading to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Search here to download an eBook, improve your financial literacy, search your family tree, get homework help, read an eZine – and so much more.

Sites listed are for the exclusive use of library patrons. Enter your Library ID number when prompted. (Located on the back of your library card.)

Sites marked with an asterisk* are provided as part of the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

ANCESTRY

Genealogy

TEMPORARY REMOTE ACCESS via My Account

Search your family history with a large variety of data bases including U.S. Census records, court, land and probate documents, military records, church rolls, city directories and steamship passenger lists.

BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE IN THE UNITED STATES*

The Black Freedom Struggle website presents primary source documents from several of the time periods in American History, and contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

Genealogy

*Please note that Family Search requires you to create a free account to look at the records.

Record of deaths, 1878-1905, in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Delayed births, 1780-1905, for Scranton, Pennsylvania
Birth records, 1878-1905, of the city of Scranton

HERITAGEQUEST

Genealogy

HeritageQuest® is a comprehensive genealogy resource which contains unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

THE LACKAWANNA VALLEY DIGITAL ARCHIVES

The LVDA is a collection of Lackawanna Valley related books, photos, videos, paintings and other artifacts.

POWER LIBRARY *

Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library.

Find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

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