Databases and Genealogy

See below for a list of useful databases and genealogy resources for all ages offered through the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.



Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. All you need is your library card and access to the internet!

Access PA Online Catalog

Libraries across Pennsylvania have collaborated to create this shared catalog of their collections. PA libraries also lend materials to other libraries. If the item you are looking for is located at a library that is not close to you, contact your local library to ask about an “interlibrary” loan. Because libraries acquire new materials daily, listings are updated on a regular basis.

All Power All Ages E-Resources

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

All POWER Kids E-Resources

Click on the link above and you’ll find:

Elementary Student Research
Search for articles, news and more using a single search box. Powered by EBSCO Explora!

EBSCO eBooks
eBooks to read online or download! Lots of kids science, technology, engineering, and math title available!

Book Flix
Watch, read, and learn! A fun way to read for PreK-3 grades. You can even find films and books in Spanish.

Learn how to be cyber-smart and use the internet safely.

Middle Search Main Edition
Find thousands of biographies and historical essays and an image collection with over 960,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Search Primary Main Edition
Find articles from your favorite magazines like Ranger Rick, Lady Bug, Highlights for Children, National Geographic for      Kids, and more!

Middle School Student Research
Use this fun, easy-to-use tool to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.      Powered by EBSCO Explora!

SIRS Discoverer
Discover complete articles, images, activities, and websites. Use the Science Fair Explorer to identify exciting science fair      projects or Country Facts to learn about countries and states.

True Flix
The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more!

Individual POWER Library E-Resources

A mix of useful resources for all ages. Click through and explore!

Academic Search Main Edition

AP Images


Business Source Main Edition

Consumer Health Complete

Contemporary Authors


eBooks on EBSCOhost 


Elementary Student Research


High School Student Research


MasterFILE Main Edition

Middle School Student Research

Middle Search Main Edition

Newspaper Source Plus


Pennsylvania Job Resources

Primary Search Main Edition

Public Library Search

Science Reference Center

SIRS Discoverer

Teacher Reference Center 


Web News


Genealogy and Local History Research Requests

For out-of-town individuals interested in the genealogy of local families and local history, the library may be able to perform some research. Please contact the reference librarians by calling 724-837-5620, extension 3 to discuss your interests and request. Fee for research will depend on amount of time spent researching, number of copies made, and mailing costs.

Obituary Requests

The librarians will search the newspapers on microfilm for obituaries that may have been published. Please see the list of newspapers on microfilm and the dates available for each newspaper. We can print obituaries and mail them to people who wish to request them. Our fee is $5.00 for researching, printing, and mailing obituaries. If you wish to have the request expedited, there is a fee of an additional $5.00.