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Regional History / Genealogy

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. (This database is supported by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society.)


American Ancestors

Research family history in the New England area using hundreds of databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the oldest genealogical society in the United States.

ImportantThis database is only available at the 1905 Carnegie Library.
New England Historic Genealogical Society

Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

ImportantThis database is not available outside of Library facilities.

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Digital Photograph Archives

Contains images depicting Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West and the Southwest. Images "born digital" increasingly are being added to the collections.



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Find My Past

Includes collections of over 2 billion historical records from around the world, including US censuses from as far back as 1790, 1 billion records from the British Isles, the largest collection of Irish records anywhere online, and US military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II. In addition, you’ll be able to explore millions of newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710.

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose and 1905 Carnegie Libraries.
Find My Past


Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from millions of records from world-class archives

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HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable images from the federal census records database, city directories, local histories, genealogical publications, full sets of Revolutionary War pension records, Freedman's Bank records, PERSI and the U.S. Serial Set.

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MyHeritage Library Edition

The MyHeritage Library Edition features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.

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Newspaper Archive

Contains tens of millions of historical newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

Heritage Microfilm

Pikes Peak NewsFinder (Local Newspaper Index)

Contains citations and links to full text of: news articles and obituaries from the Colorado Springs Gazette and other area newspaper titles, 1872-present; the Colorado Springs Death Registers, 1872-1920; Colorado Springs church records, ca. 1873-1942; the Colorado Veterans Graves Registration, 1870-1950; and other resources.


Universal Class

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Recorded Books