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Ancestry Library Edition library building icon
Offers over a billion names in over 3000 unique databases, including the Social Security Death Index. Available at all library locations.

Documenting the American South internet icon
DocSouth includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs related to southern history, literature, and culture.

Heritage Quest NC LIVE icon
A resource for census data, family records, and local history. The collection provides access to every extant U.S. federal census, as well as a multitude of family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, and more.

North Carolina Collection – Durham County Library internet icon
The NC Collection at the Durham County Library offers a more expansive list of genealogy and local history resources both on the web and in print.