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ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. 
It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe,
Australia and other areas of the world! IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY.

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

The Elizabeth Daily Journal Digital database begins with the January 10, 1872 edition and is continuously updated as more issues are digitized.
Funding for the Elizabeth Daily Journal Digital database has been made possible in part by project grants from the New Jersey  Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, and through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation. 


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today.
HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members.
Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources,
local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
You MUST have an active EPL library card to use from home.


The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

La Vida Hispana en América
La experiencia e impacto de los Hispano Américanos como ha sido escrita por los medios de comunicación del 1704 al presente.

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Obtain free and full digital access to The New York Times for 24 hours.
Please use IE 11 or Firefox for access. An Elizabeth Public Library card is required. 

Click HERE for in-house access.

Click HERE for 24 hours of full off-site access.

The Union County Local Source was created by the merger of the Union Leader, The Observer,
The Progress and The Eagle. The database covers 2008-2018. Additional years will be added as they are digitized.

Explore Newark history through local news, events and people with the Star Ledger Collection.
Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.