The Internet Branch of Godfrey Memorial Library
A Library of Genealogy, History and Biography

The Library is open
to patrons
Wednesday, 12pm to 8pm
Thursday, 11am to 4pm
Friday, 11am to 4pm
1st & 3rd Saturday,
9am to 1pm

Online Access is always 24/7!

Godfrey One-Step Search

A new search engine has been developed
solely for Godfrey Subscribers.

If you are accessing this page from a
Family History Center, please click here.

If this is your first visit to this page,
please read the following information,
then click the link below to start searching
Godfrey Premium Databases in one step!

Here's How It Works:

This search engine is designed to simplify your searching. By entering your search term into Godfrey's One Step Search Engine all of the Godfrey Premium Databases will be searched at one time and a results list will appear. Clicking on any result will cause a new window or new tab to open with the database results inside, which you may click to view.

There are two ways to access the new Godfrey Search. First log in to your subscription and click on the Godfrey Search folder or click on the link below to go to the One Step Search page. There you will enter your Godfrey barcode number and password, then your desired search term. For example, you may enter a surname such as "Presley." You many also enter your search as two words such as "Elvis Presley." Search terms can be whatever is accepted by the underlying database search engines. If you are searching for an exact phrase, put it in quotes, just as when you search the database directly.

Click here to
begin your search:

Godfrey One-Step Search


In order for results to be properly returned using Godfrey One-Step, it is necessary that your computer's Privacy setting is set to low, or to accept third-party cookies. To find your Privacy setting, look at your browser's menu.

In Internet Explorer: select Tools > Internet Options > Privacy, and set the slider to "Low" to accept third-party cookies.

In Firefox: select Tools > Options > Privacy, and set the History option to "Remember history."
List of Databases searchable with Godfrey One-Step Search:
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Accessible Archives: 19th Century Newspapers, African American Newspapers, State Histories, and American County Histories to 1900
  • Alexander Street Press: Oral History Online
  • American Civil War Research Database
  • American Civil War Letters and Diaries
  • American National Biography
  • Black Thought and Culture
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Columbia Gazeteer
  • NewsBank: Early American Newspapers
  • Greenwood: The African American Experience
  • In the First Person
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Oxford African American Studies Center
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • The London Times Digital Archives
  • Who's Who & Who Was Who (UK)
  • World Vital Records
  • Connecticut Cemetery Databases

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