Access to these databases is available both in the library and remotely except where noted.
Ancestry Library Edition (InfoTrac/Gale)
Digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more, all online. For adults or any family researchers.

Access is limited to in-library use only.

Citations and Some Full Text
The library's subscription to this database is funded in part by a generous donation from the Waterford Genealogical Society.

In the library, access this database by using the icon for it on the desktop of the database workstations. 

Biography and Genealogy Master Index


An index to biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
 Citations Only
HeritageQuest Online 
Full census images for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 and indices for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1870, and 1890. Digitized full text of 25,000 family & local histories and periodicals with every word searchable.
 Full Text
New England Historic Genealogical Society 
Includes nearly 300 databases containing records from New England, New York, Canada, England and Ireland. The databases are derived from bible, cemetery, census, tax, voter, church, court, immigration, land, military, probate, town, and vital records as well as other sources.
Access is limited to in-library use only.Full Text