Genealogy Online Library Resources

 ICON library card = Open access at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch or at home with a library card number.

 ICON mcpl = Accessible only at Main Library and Ellettsville Branch.

 ICON reader = Accessible anywhere without a library card.

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America's Historical Newspapers

card -- Search more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states and the Early American Newspapers Series. Created by Readex through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and others.

Genealogy, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Adults
Ancestry Library Edition

Library icon -- Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records in 3,000+ databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included.

Education, Genealogy Adults
At War and At Home

Reader icon -- At War and At Home is a Monroe County timeline from 1855-1875.  Examine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
HeritageQuest Online

card -- Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Includes more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. All materials are keyword searchable and can be downloaded and copied. Also includes Census images for 1790-1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults
Indiana Bedrock

Reader icon -- Digital photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, business records and other ephemera relating to the Matthews Brothers Stone Company, a limestone quarry which operated out of Ellettsville, Indiana from 1862 to 1978.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Community Collections

Reader icon -- Digital images of early county commissioner books, city ordinances, city directories, yearbooks, Showers Brother's newsletter Shop Notes, and local organizations.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Index

Reader icon -- A finding aid for items in the Indiana Room at the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) and vertical files held by the Monroe County History Center (MCHC).  Includes county history, public records, coroner's reports, oral histories, and vertical file newspaper clippings.

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Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Obituary Index

reader -- Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Monroe County Timeline

Reader icon -- The authoritative and popular index of our county's historical and curiously interesting events. This is a project created in partnership with Monroe County Public Library, Monroe County History Center, and IU Archives. Built by volunteers, the Timeline will prepare us for our county bicentennial in 2018.

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Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
Monroe County Yearbook Index

reader -- Search by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. This database is compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
The Smithville News

Reader icon -- A digital collection of Smithville's history from 1897 - 1915.

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Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Alexander Memorial Veterans List

Reader icon -- Includes list of Monroe County veterans who served in the wars honored by the Alexander Memorial on the courthouse lawn: the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, and World War I. Includes list of Revolutionary Patriots that are buried in Monroe County. Note this list is incomplete; the list for WWI veterans only includes a list of those who died while in service.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana.

 Reader icon -- Historical and Biographical, book published in 1884 by Charles Blanchard.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties

Reader icon -- History of Lawrence and Monroe counties, Indiana : their people, industries, and institutions. Indianapolis, published in 1914 by B.F. Bowen.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection

Reader icon -- The Genealogy Collection at the Indiana State Library has developed over time to become of the largest and most respected collections of family history information in the Midwest. The collection includes over 40,000 printed items (family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines, etc.) as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information.  The collection includes hundreds of CDs with family history information.  The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Census 1930

reader -- Excel file created by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Coroner Reports

Reader icon -- Covers 1895 - 1935 in PDF. See also Monroe County Coroner Inquests 1888 - 1973.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Family History Files

Reader icon -- PDF listing of books and genealogy files donated by patrons.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County History Center

Reader icon -- In addition to holding and preserving county documents, photos, artifacts, and records, the History Center also has online finding aids for African American surnames and subjects, church history archives, historic communities, court records, family bibles and surname files, land patent sales and land records indices, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and more.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Newspapers on Microfilm

Reader icon -- List of newspapers on microfilm held in the Indiana Room. For more information about digitized newspapers for Monroe County, see The Smithville News, The Bloomington News-Letter (1855-1856) and Indiana, go to the Indiana State Library's Hoosier State Chronicles.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County School Census 1914

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County School Students by township as transcribed by the Indiana Room; includes  names of parent or guardian. Available in PDF or Excel. Original book is held by the Monroe County History Center.

Genealogy Adults
Rootsweb for Monroe County

Reader icon -- The Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Hosts the RootsWeb Surname List, ROOTS-L mailing list, thousands of message boards and independent Web sites. Be sure to check out the search features for the archives of local history and genealogical groups.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults