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Research Help

Here you can find explainer videos to aid your research in your genealogy or Toledo's local history. We cover topics such as using large digital dabases, custom tools built to make accessing our collections easier, as well as specific topics of interest. If you would like to see a particular topic covered, please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know.

Using This Site

Personal Digital Archiving

The Wirecutter

Further Reading

Library Created Tools

Quickly Searching for Digital Resources

Access the Universal Search Tool

Finding Digital Resources by Time Period

Access the Browse by Decade Tool

Finding Digital Resources by Location

Access the Browse by Location Tool

Finding Digital Resources by Category

Access the Browse by Category Tool

Architecture of Northwest Ohio

Access the Architecture of Northwest Ohio

Understanding Databases

Ohio Memory (Part 1 - Learning About Records)

Access Ohio Memory

Ohio Memory (Part 2 - Browsing Resources)

Access Ohio Memory

Digital Public Library of America (Part 1 - Searching)

Using DPLA for Genealogy Research

Access the Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America (Part 2 - Browsing and Exhibits)

Access the Digital Public Library of America

Internet Archive

Using the Internet Archive for Genealogy Research

Access the Internet Archive