Genealogy

Full-text access to over 10,000 local, national, and world newspapers, magazines, and broadcast transcripts, including the Denver Post, New York Post, and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Browse suggested topics such as Health, Sports, STEM, International Issues, or search by keyword, location, author, or source. 

Home access with a library card

Brought to you by the wildly popular genealogy website, Ancestry.com, Ancestry Library Edition offers 4,000 genealogical databases covering the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ProQuest and Ancestry are offering temporary in-home access to Ancestry Library Edition. Simply enter your last name and library card number to search millions of genealogy records using your personal device! 

Home access with a library card

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 1,200,000 digitized pages, representing more than 250 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923. Includes the Steamboat Pilot & Today from 1894 - 1986. 

Available to everyone

Search or browse the Denver Post Historical Archive from 1894 to 1989. Find images and full-text articles on Front Range issues, events, people, and much more. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate, and advertisements. 

Home access with a library card

Provides access to all of the Federal Census Images. Nine years are indexed by the head of the household, and you may access over 25,000 full-text, family and local-history books.

Home access with a library card

The world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Home access with a library card

The MyHeritage database includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of more than 1 million records each day.

Home access with a library card

Discover the people, places, events and organizations that shape Routt County history.  The Routt County Digital Archive currently features Three Wire Winter magazine, a rich trove of oral interviews, magazine articles and photos published between 1976 and 1988 by Steamboat Springs High School students.

Home access with a library card

View Colorado's historic fire insurance maps from the early 1900's, including two maps from Routt County. The maps provide information about property names and building function, building outline, size and shape, construction materials, street and sidewalk widths, house numbers, and much more.

Home access with a library card

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.

Home access with a library card