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, Local Information, 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
Fold3.com

card -- Fold3 is a subscription website that features searchable original documents of special interest to genealogists and historians, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. Browsers are invited to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues.

Education, Genealogy 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 -- The Monroe County Community Collection contains digital items about the history and culture of Monroe County.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, 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 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
Monroe County History Center

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
Patriot Graves of Indiana

Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Graves Registry. Allows for a search by County.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Rootsweb

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