Recommended Websites

Genealogy and History is a subscription collection of rich genealogical databases containing indexes and digitized record images from all over the world.  You can access Ancestry Library Edition for free from one of the computers at the Richwood-North Union Public Library.
Chronicling America, a project of the Library of Congress, allows users to search historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America‚Äôs libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America‚Äôs heritage, to the efforts and data of science.¬†‚Äč
Family Search is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access our resources and service online at, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Library of Congress website offers a rich assortment of digital collections pertaining to United States history, culture, arts, science, religion, and many other topics.
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories.
A collaborative project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, OhioMemory is a digital library containing images, documents, maps, and objects pertaining to Ohio's people, places, and events which are available for viewing on this site. For more information on the Richwood-North Union Public Library's Digital Collection, visit our Digital Collections page.

Health Information
Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, drugs, supplements, and more in easy-to-read language from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library has useful information about a wide variety of health conditions and treatments.  Click on the "Consumer Health" button for health information in non-technical terms.

Legal Information
The Internal Revenue Service has information and tips about getting ready to file your tax returns.
The Franklin County Law Library offers downloadable forms and pleadings and legal research guides to the public.  However, the information on this site is not a substitute for legal advice from and attorney.
The Supreme Court of Ohio webpage has information about attorneys, forms for domestic and juvenile cases, Ohio laws, rules of court, and many other resources.
Ohio Legal Help provides legal information and assistance to low income Ohioans.
The Ohio Secretary of State has Ohio voter information as well as information for and about Ohio businesses.