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Bexley, OH 43209

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Genealogy Resources
Ancestry Library Edition
Want to learn more about your family tree? Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest, contains over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, court records, slave narratives, reference sources, and more.
African-American Heritage
African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.
Family Search
Family Search
Family Search maintains a database with over 2 billion digital images, with most of them indexed and searchable. Databases include Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953, and Ohio marriage records. Family Search also includes a wiki to help with research.
Fold3
Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.
Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.
Newsbank
Newsbank
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources  (including the Bexley edition of This Week), covering a wide array of topics and issues.
Ohio Death Certificate Search
Use the search to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates. The database contains the following: Ohio Department of Health Death Certificates (1913-1944, 1954-1970), Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates (1913-1935, 1942-1953), and Columbus Board of Health Death Certificates (1904-1908).
Genealogy & Local History Programs
Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Take the next step in your genealogy research. David, BPL's Local History Librarian, will share tips for using Ancestry and Family Search to find your ancestors. 

Thu, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
We all have a BPL story, and we'd love to hear yours! Join us to hear about Bexley Public Library history, view historical photos, and share your favorite memories of your century-old library.

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Local architect Amy Lauerhass and BPL's David Distelhorst will share intriguing facts and stories about the architectural detail and history of the homes on the 2024 H&G Tour.

Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Toby Brief, Executive Director of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, will speak about the migration of the Columbus Jewish community from the South Side to the east in Bexley and beyond.

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore resources that help you find past and present information on your house and property.

Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Board Room
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore resources that help you find past and present information on your house and property.