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Marquis Who’s Who Releases Digitized Historical Biographies

Posted May 18, 2005
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Marquis Who's Who has announced the addition of over 70,000 digitized historical biographies to its online database, Marquis Who's Who on the Web.

The launch of this new online product—Who's Who in American History—represents the first phase of a major digitization initiative that will provide a one-of-a-kind research database for library patrons, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers interested in learning about important and noteworthy people from America's past, according to the announcement.

A search screen allows researchers to find people by name, occupation, historical era, birth and death information, or by using keyword searches to identify important figures associated with historical events, such as military battles, inventions, explorations, civil rights movements, and more. Also available are collections of names under such categories as Firsts and Other Notables, U.S. Government and Law, and Historical Events.

With the addition of historical archives to its existing online database of over 1 million biographies, Marquis Who's Who on the Web now encompasses over five centuries of inventors, explorers, colonists, abolitionists, important figures in government, the military, education, literature, business, medicine, and other fields. Famous individuals such as Christopher Columbus and Benjamin Franklin can be found, as well as lesser-known people throughout history who have made noteworthy contributions to society or to their specific fields.

The digitization initiative will be completed over the summer of 2005 as Marquis adds approximately 40,000 additional biographies to its online database.

To request a free trial or to learn about available discounts, visit

Source: Marquis Who's Who,

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