Online Research Resources

Find-It-Virginia – Carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and ebooks and digital audiobooks for Virginians of all ages. (onsite only at the Petersburg Public Library) –  The world’s largest collection of online family history records.

Lexis Nexis (onsite only at the Petersburg Public Library) – Combining information & analytics to help customers make more informed decisions & achieve better outcomes. Use of Special Collections, on the 2nd floor,  requires a Petersburg Public Library card.

Progress Index (2001- present) and national newspapers.

Online Research Resource available through PPLS

Black Life in AmericaThe experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Heritage Hub — Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and      potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.