e-Reference Shelf

Biographies - Subject Specific


  • Acta Sanctorum Database. Collection of texts on the lives of the saints from the beginning of the Christian era to the end of the sixteenth century.
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. . Biographies of the 20th century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its historic evolution.


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Biographies - General

Biographies - By Geographic Area


  • Ancestry Library Edition  Searchable genealogical information on billions of names across thousands of census and related collections. 
  • Biography and genealogy master index.   Indexes hundreds of biographical sources covering individuals, living and dead, from every field of activity worldwide.
  • BlackPast.org. . Provides reference materials on six centuries of African American history. Includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America. 
  • Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) web site for searching immigration records from Ellis Island’s archives.
  • Family Search. .  An important source for genealogy research maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  • Genealogy Home Page. An all-in-one resource for genealogy topics.
  • Geneaology.com. Online resource for genealogy searches.
  • Coming soon!  News on Irish Catholic Records   National Library of Ireland free online access to its archive of Catholic Church records, the earliest of which dates back to the 1700s

  • World vital records Provides genealogy databases and family history networking tools. Includes U.S. content, plus international data like the United Kingdom censuses, birth, marriage, and death records, Genealogical Publishing Company, Archive CD Books Australia, the International Newspaper Collection, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, and more. 
Last Update: 13 Apr 14:00