With genealogy being CCPL’s most popular area of databases, we are excited to announce the addition of World Vital Records to our collection. With so much information housed in World Vital Records, at first glance it may seem daunting, but it is worth taking the time to explore.
If you know where information may be located, you can choose a state and begin your search. For example, I chose Ohio and then input a surname and found a college yearbook for one family member and a newspaper photo of another family member in a small town Ohio paper. I was able to save the newspaper article as a PDF, but I could have posted it to my Facebook or Twitter accounts.
A broader search returned photos of grave markers, records of Russians immigrating to the United States, family biographies and more. With so much information available, I will have to take a little more time to check out these sources.
While World Vital Records may have the same Social Security death index, U.S. Census and voter information as other databases, it is still a resource researchers will want to become familiar.
Visit CCPL’s Research and Homework page, select databases and scroll to the bottom to access World Vital Records.