Below is a list of online resources available to our patrons. Please visit the Genealogy Department to see a complete list of genealogy resources.
In 2004, the library began indexing obituaries that were printed in Henderson's local newspaper, The Gleaner. The index includes local obituaries. Library staff are continually working to include obituaries from past years. Obituaries can yield family information important to genealogists.
The largest online family history resource available, providing unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await all your users—professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the thousands of databases of family information. User-friendly search tools and comprehensive indexing make it easy to start discovering personal histories.
This is a wonderful resource for those tracing their family trees. U.S. Census records from 1790-1930 are online and are searchable and browsable. There is also a Local History Collection that contains the entire contents from over 25,000 local and family history books. This collection is also searchable and downloadable.
Fold3 is a repository of historical documents from institutions such as the National Archives and the Library of Congress. There are currently over 73 million historical images digitized, with more added every day. History buffs, genealogists, teachers and military enthusiasts will benefit from Fold3's primary source documents including American Revolution and War of 1812 pension applications; Civil War photographs, war maps, widow pension files and slave records; WWII collection, Black History collection, Holocaust collection, newspaper archive and much more!
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 10,000+ (and growing!) historical newspapers from nearly 60 locations in the US and worldwide. Numbering over 100 million pages, the World Collection is a prime resource for genealogy and historical content. Dating from the late 1600s into the 2010s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full and partial runs of regional, state, and local titles from the United States and other countries.