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Databases

  • Ancestry Library Edition is an invaluable resource for genealogists and family researchers looking for census records, immigration information, passenger lists, birth, marriage, death and military records. Also includes charts and tools, plus much more. Available for in-library use only.
  • AtoZDatabases is ideal for locating long-lost relatives or planning your next family reunion.
  • Florida Newspaper Database is useful for searching obituaries. It contains full text articles from over 50 state and local newspapers, including Florida Trend (1985-present), Miami Herald (2000-present), Orlando Sentinel (2000-present), Tampa Bay Business Journal (1984-present), and the St Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times (1998-present).
  • Pinellas County Public Records Database contains adult criminal records, civil claims records, marriage license records, mortgage foreclosures, parking tickets, probate records, real estate tax records, traffic citations, and other county records. Available for in-library use only. Please see a reference librarian to log in.

Clearwater Sun Times Collection

The Clearwater Public Library System hosts the archive of the Clearwater Sun newspaper (1925-1989), available on microfilm for use at the Clearwater Main Library. Please contact us using this form to request research assistance. Our online archive project is ongoing; see Pinellas Memory for the most recent update to the collection.

City Directories at the Clearwater Main Library

We maintain a popular collection of old city directories, useful for researching people and businesses over time.

Search the St Pete Times/Tampa Bay Times Archive

>>Search for articles from 1987-present.

>>Search for articles from 1870-2000.

Other Pinellas county papers archived by Google News include the St. Petersburg Daily Times, the St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and the St. Petersburg Independent.

Please note that you cannot print from the Google News archive, although you may be able to use your computer's screen print function to grab a picture. Should you need back issues of the St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times, please visit the Main Library and request access to the microfilm. You can also request reprints of specific articles directly from the newspaper.

General Genealogy Resources

Wikitree

Death & Burial Resources

Societies

CPLS Research & Learn

Government Services

Listings of community assistance resources in the Tampa Bay Area. Citizens can find help and referral information to various support agencies on all topics of concern.  Apply for food stamps, get Medicaid or temporary cash assistance  Unemployment Compensation Claim your weeks for re-employment here  Contact elected federal officials  Federal Document Links Florida Department of Corrections  Hurricane Preparedness Information  Get Help Florida website

Pinellas Memory

Clearwater Sun Archives

The Clearwater Public Library System hosts the archive of the Clearwater Sun newspaper, available on microfilm for use at the Clearwater Main Library and online at Pinellas Memory. Please contact us with questions or for research assistance and obituary requests.

Library Databases

Research Databases