The Place to Start

Searching Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online enables you to quickly determine which (of more than 1,000) publications you need to consult for accurate and accessible biographical information. No matter what famous person you're looking for, you should find the citation here; the total number of biographical sketches indexed now exceeds 13 million.

You can use Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online to:

  • Locate reference works with biographical information on people from all time periods, geographic locations, and professions
  • Search the indexes of more than 1,000 reference books at one time
  • Determine birth and death dates of important people

You may access Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online if you have a valid Harvard ID and PIN number or you are in a Harvard library. If you are not a Harvard Library patron, check for its availability in your local library. Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online is also available in many public and academic libraries.