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
Digital Collections

reader -- Includes At War & At Home, a digital collection examining what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War; and Indiana Bedrock, a photographic collection of Monroe County's early limestone artists, craftsmen, and workers, placed in a context that is meaningful, memorable, and accessible to all. Compiled by Indiana Room staff, community partners, and volunteers. Part of Indiana Memory.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults

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
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