History

Best History Websites Annotated links to over 1,200 history sites categorized by time frame from prehistory to modern history as well as topics including American history, Europe, military history, and many more.  The games and animations are engaging for putting into action principles learned in the lessons.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Starting point to locate biographical entries on 5 million people, living and deceased, contained in more than 1,000 specialized biographical and genealogical sources. Contains citations only, not the full text of entries.  If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here.This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Digital History American history reviews with built-in primary sources including audio, photos, movies, documents and topical links.

HeritageQuest Online Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 28,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.  PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions are included.This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). 

Internet Archive Experience the sights and sounds of history along with the primary texts. Search video, live music, audio, and texts from yesterday or decades past.

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.  If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). 

US History Three free online history textbooks covering US history from Native American Society to the new millennium; American  Government from the nature of government to comparative systems; and, Ancient Civilizations from "How We Know" to Central and South American Empires.