Research Databases: Genealogy & Local History
Most of these premium materials are available from home, work,
or school (unless
otherwise noted) in addition to the library. When connecting to
the research databases remotely, you will need your library card
number and PIN.
African American Heritage: African American online genealogy
resource; includes federal census records, marriage and
cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers
of slaves and free(d) persons of color, and Freedman's Bank.
Edition: (In Library Use Only) Library edition
of the consumer online genealogy resource; includes census &
voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military records,
immigration & travel records, and historical newspapers &
The Crout Collection: Digital image collection from the works
of Mr. George Crout, an educator and Middletown local
historian. During his lifetime, Mr. Crout collected
historical documents pertaining to this area (particularly
Middletown) and also wrote several articles and books on Middletown
history. To view the original written materials, please visit
the Ohio Room of the MidPointe Library Middletown.
Online: Online genealogy resource; includes federal census
records, family and local histories, PERSI, Revolutionary War era
pension records, bounty-land warrant application files, and the
U.S. Serial Set.
Lens: Digital image collection of the MidPointe Library System,
including the MidPointe Middletown art collection, Middletown
historical project, Roger Miller collection, Veterans of West
Chester and Liberty Township photography archive, and more.
Middletown Journal: Newspaper articles from the Middletown
Journal dating 2004 - present.
- America's Obituaries & Death Notices: A collection of
newspaper obituaries and death notices from across the United
Historical Society Searchable Databases: Ohio Historical
Society's primary source and research tool resources; includes
African American experience in Ohio, Civil War documents, military
rosters, Ohio memory, death certificate index, Ohio's medal of
honor recipients, and more.
Sanborn Fire Insurance
Maps: Large scale street plans, including building outlines and
boundaries from 1867 to 1970 - useful for historical research.
Veterans of West Chester and Liberty Township Photography
Archive - The MidPointe Library System and Miami University's
Voice of America Learning Center have collaborated to honor local
heroes by launching an online archive, cataloging images from
veterans of West Chester and Liberty Township. Veterans from all
branches of the Armed Forces are invited to submit photos from
their time in military service.