Family and Local History Databases
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This Master Index of Ouachita parish area obituaries began in 1995 by genealogy staff who recorded obituaries and deaths found in historic area newspapers. The project expanded to include obituaries from current newspapers and currently contains over 200,000 names. The alphabetical listing can be searched and if included in the index will provide newspaper name, date, page and column so that the citation can be used to access the full-text obituary using microfilm in the Ouachita Parish Public Library Genealogy department.
Ancestry.com Library Edition can be accessed on computers at any Ouachita Parish Public Library branch. The database contains over 31,000 collections and 24 billion records including U.S. Census, military and immigration records that can help with genealogy research.
Newspapers.com Southeast Edition
Search through scanned newspapers, including scattered issues from The Daily Telegraph (1870-1886), Register (1859-1860), Weekly News Star (1894-1920), Monroe News-Star (1909-1926), and weekend editions of The Monroe Morning World (1931-1969). You can access these papers remotely with your Library card and pin number.
History Reference Center
History Reference Center is a full-text history database available through EBSCO. The link will take you to all products available through EBSCO. For articles pertaining to history from reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books and periodicals, scroll down the list and click on History Reference Center.
Louisiana Digital Library
Find thousands of historical images from Louisiana libraries, including the Ouachita Parish Public Library.