Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library:

Ancestry Library Edition has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census, more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index; Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.

Login credentials needed for at home access. Email APLS at and use "ALE Access" in the subject line to receive them promptly. At home access ends June 30, 2021.

Search the Mobile Press Register Historical and Current Collection provided by Newsbank. Explore current and archived issues of the Mobile Register with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles. Microfilm back files going farther back are at Local History.

How to access back issues of the Mobile Press Register using Newsbank:
Access Alabama Newspaper Archives covering Alabama history from 1830-2017. Local newspapers include: Mobile Daily Commercial Register and Patriot, Mobile Register and Journal, Mobile Tribune, Sunday News Item, The Mobile Item, The Mobile News Item, and The Mobile Times.

Go to the Local History and Geneology page under Resources to find the link for at home access.


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