Genealogy & History

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Genealogy & History2018-08-27T18:36:41+00:00

Ancestry Library Edition – Provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.


A to Z Databases -The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Biography In Context – Includes entries on more than 500,000 individuals spanning history and geography. This curriculum-aligned resource offers media-rich content in context so that users can perform research on individuals and learn about their significance within their time and place. Updated daily and includes multimedia content and information culled from various resources such as reference books, magazines and websites. The database is designed for librarians, teachers and students to assist them with their information literacy, curriculum and research needs.


Family Search – FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.


Fold 3 – The web’s premier collection of military records.


Heritage Quest – This collection assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.


History Reference Center – Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.


Hoosier State Chronicles – Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available.


Indiana History Online – Contains primary source materials from Indiana’s history. Includes a wide variety of old documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, books and children’s books. Also contains introductory essays and other educational materials that provide historical context. Searches and displays materials as they were originally published, including words and ideas we might now consider offensive or rude. Material is compiled from several resources, including Sabin, but contains only the specific items related to Indiana, not their entire contents.


Indiana Memory – Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.