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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® 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 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 Index (1913-1944)
Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937. Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.
Genealogy & Local History Programs
Wed, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Celebrate Family History Day and explore your own family history. David, BPL's Local History Librarian, will help you start your research and share tips for keeping your discoveries organized.

Thu, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
David Meyers will share new stories, images and recipes of the former Kahiki Supper Club from his new book, The Kahiki Scrapbook. The Kahiki was one of the largest tiki-themed restaurants in the U.S.

Thu, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room
Remember the soda fountain at Wentz's? Do you have a favorite flavor of Johnson's Ice Cream? Join us to share memories and learn more about the history of past and present Bexley ice cream shops.

Mon, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month and enjoy a "scoop of history" as Renee Casteel Cook shares her recent book, Ohio Ice Cream, which includes stories of ice cream shops right here in Bexley.

Thu, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium
Celebrate Bexley Day by learning more about how our community developed over time. Bexley enthusiast and HIstorical Society trustee, Larry Helman, will share fascinating stories of Bexley history.

Sat, Aug 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bexley Public Library - Tech Center Classroom
Join David, BPL’s Local History Librarian, to explore online databases that help you find past and present information on your house and property.