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Advantage Digital Newspaper Archive

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Provides searchable digitized copies of newspapers published in Winchester and the surrounding area between 1786 and 1925.  The website may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

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Ancestry

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Find birth, death, and census records. 

At-home access was disabled January 1st, 2022.  Please visit a library branch for access.  

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FamilySearch

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Handley Regional Library  is a FamilySearch Affiliate, allowing patrons expanded access to millions of genealogical records. Affiliate access is only available on public computers in Handley Regional Library branches. Users must have, or sign up for, a free FamilySearch account to use this resource.

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Fold3

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Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.  Now Available! Access Fold3 from anywhere with your Handley Regional Library card number!

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Heritage Quest

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Accessible census records, PERSI Index, Digitized Books, Revolutionary War records.  Use at any library computer or at home with your Handley Regional Library card number located on the back of your card.

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Past Perfect

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Lets you browse over 22,000 photographs and pictures digitized by the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. This collection of images may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. For information about purchasing images please go to our Photographs webpage.

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The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Digital Collection

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Provides online access to selected materials from manuscript collections, including personal correspondence, business records, account books, deeds, and other property records, scrapbooks and other ephemera.

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