Genealogy and 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.

Ancestry Library 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 & publications.

Black Life In America: Discover the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Fold3: Digital collection of original military records including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.

HeritageHub: Explore your family history with this collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.

Heritage Quest 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.

Kentucky Ancestors Online: Digital edition of the Kentucky Historical Society publication.

Middletown Journal Archive: Full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from archived issues of the Middletown Journal (2004-2012).

Middletown Story Map: MidPointe and Miami University Regionals partner to present a concise, engaging graphic history of the city that covers twelve different chapters of Middletown’s history. The interactive story map provides a glimpse of the past, using historic photos, maps, and more.

MidPointe Digital Archives: Digital image collections of the MidPointe Library System.

NewsBank – America’s News: Current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more from a collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.  Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Newspaper Archive: Online newspaper archive useful for historical and genealogical research.

Newspaper Source: Newspaper articles from a variety of national and international newspapers.

Ohio History Connection: Ohio History Connection’s digital collections including Ohio Memory, Chronicling America, OhioPix, African American Experience in Ohio, Virtual First Ohioans, and Severe Weather in Ohio.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Large scale street plans, including building outlines and boundaries from 1867 to 1970 – useful for historical research.

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