Genealogy and Local History
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.