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Here is one of Alameda County Library’s newest databases for anyone interested in their family history, and/or genealogy.  World Vital Records offers records of over 1 billion names from vital records, census records, court records, directory lists, family histories, family trees, immigration records, military records, newspapers and reference materials.

Here are some other unique features found on World Vital Records :

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Besides that, one can access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections.

*If you are trying to access the World Vital Records database remotely, you will need an Alameda County Library card, or and eCard.