Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed remotely by logging into the Roanoke Valley Libraries’ catalog.
NewsBank provides full-text articles from the Roanoke Times 1990-current. Remote access is available with a Roanoke Valley Libraries’ card.
Fold3 is a military records database. Remote access is available with a Roanoke Valley Libraries’ card.
The ProQuest African American Historical Newspapers Database provides full-text articles from a number of historically African American newspapers. Remote access is available with a Roanoke Valley Libraries’ card.
Find My Past may only be accessed at the Virginia Room in the Main Library.

ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.