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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.com provides access to millions of genealogical records including birth, death, marriage, and census records.


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AtoZ Maps Online

AtoZ Maps Online

AtoZ Maps is the world’s largest database of downloadable, royalty-free maps for student and library patron use. More than 100,000 maps are available in 48 categories. Users will find world, regional, country, and state maps as well as environmental, climate, antique and other maps. The database also contains extensive teaching tools for educators with lesson plans.

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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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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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Newspaper Archive

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Access digitized editions of newspapers from Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Browse by keyword, place or date of publication, and title. This database included editions of the Winchester Star from 1951-2018 (incomplete series).

Access is available with a Handley library card number. Click on the View Resource link. You will be prompted to enter your card number and then to create a Newspaper Archive account.

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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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