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Learn to Use Digital Collections

Here you can find explainer videos to aid your research in your genealogy or Toledo's local history. We cover how to use large digital databases and custom tools built to make accessing our collections easier. Click on the links below to be taken to the relevant YouTube video or article.

Explore Library Collections

YouTube Video Access the Tool

Search Across all Digitized Library Material

Access the Search Tool

Browse Digitized Resources by Decade

Access the Timeline Tool

Browse Digitized Resources by Location

Access the Map Tool
Browse Digitized Resources by Category Access the Category Tool
Explore Architectural Collections Access the Architecture of Northwest Ohio

Learn to Use Databases

YouTube Video or Article Access the Database
Ohio Memory: Navigating Records Access Ohio Memory
Ohio Memory: Saving Lists of Resources
Ohio Memory: Browsing Resources
DPLA: Searching for Records Access the Digital Public Library of America
DPLA: Browsing Records and Digital Exhibits
Using DPLA for Genealogy Research
Learn about the Internet Archive Access the Internet Archive
Using the Internet Archive for Genealogy Research