Resources for Blackstone Cardholders

Our newest database provides an index to millions of people who immigrated to the U.S. and Canada. First published in 1981 in print-only format, the index covered 500,000 persons. The 2020 digital edition provides access to more than 5 million people who immigrated between the late 1500s to mid-1900s, departing from more than 100 ports in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the South Pacific and arriving at more than 200 ports in North and South America. Access from inside the library, or log in using your Blackstone card from home. Click on this link to access – Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

You can also explore two additional recent databases, Black Life in America and Heritage Hub.

Black Life in America

Explore and gain a deeper understanding of the African American experience as recorded by the news media, with our new resource, #BlackLifeInAmerica. Remote access is available 24/7 on any device with your library barcode.

Heritage Hub

Search for obituaries and death notices from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers. Access is available 24/7.