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Find your ancestors

Your Durham County Library card and PIN offer free access to:

Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only)
Census data, vital records, military records, and immigration records

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Heritage Quest

Census data, local history, and family records

North Carolina Collection

Durham photographs, oral histories, historic city directories, and urban renewal records


Local histories and genealogy guides in ebook and e-audio

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Documenting the American South

Books, oral histories, diaries, and letters related to Southern history, culture, and literature


Online archive of Durham’s The Herald-Sun newspaper

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