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Explore our digital archive of photos, maps, yearbooks, and more through our Flickr Historical Photo Collection.  The collection includes over 20,000 historical items from Vernon Parish. 

Online History and Genealogy Resources

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Biography Reference CenterEBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Digital Archives of the Vernon Parish LibraryExplore newspapers and yearbooks from Vernon Parish dating back to 1880.
Historical Images of Vernon ParishView the library's archive of over 20,000 local photos.
History Reference CenterEBSCO's History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Louisiana Digital LibraryAn online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.
Louisiana Public Documents Digital ArchiveCollection of more than 20,000 Louisiana born-digital public documents, most since 2002. Located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana.
Sanborn Maps: Fire Insurance Maps of LouisianaSanborn maps are detailed and highly accurate maps that were originally created for assessing fire insurance risks in cities and towns across the United States. They provide information about buildings, their footprints, materials used, heights, and other relevant details. The maps also depict street names, widths, water lines, fire hydrant locations, and other infrastructure features. Additionally, they often include information on industrial facilities, such as factories and warehouses.
Science Reference CenterEBSCO's Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.