Unlock History at the Library

Unlock History at the Library

Calling all History buffs!  Whether researching your own family tree, working on a school project, or satiating your curiosity on a historical topic, the Library provides access to several free historical resources to help you in your endeavor!  All of these resources can be found in the Research and Reference section of our Digital Library Branch.


Ancestry.com logo

Explore the largest family history website with access to historical records and genealogical resources. This resource is only accessible from inside the Library.



A full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.  Search by subject, browse popular resources and topics, get help with guides, curriculum standards and citations.



Hoosier State Chronicles logoIndiana’s Digital Historic Newspaper Program. Search and discover more than 120,000 digitized Indiana Newspaper issues.  Browse the digital collection by newspaper, by date or by county.



Indiana Legacy combines existing Indiana State Library databases with the Vital INformation Exchange (VINE), a collaborative statewide database composed of Indiana local history and vital records from Indiana libraries, historical societies, genealogy societies, and related organizations. The database is searchable by county, event, or through a general surname search of all records including birth, marriage, death, divorce, obituaries, court records, newspapers, scrapbooks, yearbooks, military records, and many other record types.


Indiana Memory logoIndiana 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.

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