Family and Local History Databases
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Ancestry.com Library Edition
You can access the Library's Ancestry.com account through any Library computer. Ancestry.com contains over 31,000 collections and 24 billion records some dating back to the 13th century, including U.S. Census records from 1790 through 1940, military records and immigration records.
History Reference Center
History Reference Center, an EBSCO product, is a full-text history database containing articles from reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books and periodicals pertaining to history.
Find A Grave
This database contains cemetery records and images of headstones created by volunteers.
Louisiana Digital Library
Find thousands of historical images from Louisiana libraries, including Ouachita Parish Public Library.
Newspapers.com Southeast Edition
Search through scanned newspapers, including The Monroe News-Star (1909-1977), Monroe Morning World (1931-1969), The Daily Telegraph 1(870-1886), The Register (1859-1860), and The Weekly News Star (1894-1920). You can access these papers with your own personal device. All you need is your Library card.