We have many resources available to those wishing to work on their genealogy, with our main resource being our established and highly respected Indiana Room. Dedicated to local history and genealogy, the Indiana Room has newspapers, periodicals, records, books, and more from hundreds of years of local and national history, as well as staff trained on research and passionate about the subject. We also have online databases available at no extra charge for library patrons to use for personal research as well – Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.
Ancestry.com is an immensely popular genealogy website that’s paid membership only – except for our patrons! Bring your own computer or device into the library, or use one of our computers, and access and use Ancestry.com for free. HeritageQuest is a database often only offered to libraries and their patrons, and is a fantastic resource for searching censuses, PERSI, Freedman’s Bank, US Serials, and more. You can access HeritageQuest both from inside the library and from the comfort of your own home – simply log in with your library card number and 6-digit PIN.
Click the images for the databases below to head over, or stop by the Indiana Room if you’d like some help with them first. The Indiana Room is open all Main Library business hours.