Online Genealogy & History Resources


HeritageQuestOnline
Census records, family and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank, U.S. Serial Set, and more. It is available from your home computer with a valid library card. Click this link, if you are in one of our libraries to login without a card.

Ancestry.com Library Edition
Contains census, vital, church, military, court, and immigration records. This database can only be accessed by using a computer at any of the five branches of the Charlestown-Clark County Public Library.

Indiana Memory
Created by Indiana State Library to bring together original source documents of the history of Indiana. There are collections from various groups, libraries, and organizations around Indiana. Read more about this library’s collections on Indiana Memory.

Hoosier State Chronicles
Operated by the Indiana State Library. They provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers.

U.S. 1940 Census
The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives 2 April 2012. Full, free access to the 1940 census images, 1940 census maps, and descriptions.

Family Search
A nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.

Find A Grave
Find the graves of ancestors.

Indiana Marriage Database 1993-present
Search for publicly accessible information about marriage licenses issued in Indiana. This database contains many—but not all—marriage records from 1993 to the present.

Rootsweb
A free genealogy community powered by Ancestry.com.

Ellis Island Foundation
Search through a vast database of over 51 million passenger records.

Vital Records
Where to find information on vital records in every state.

INGen Web Project
USGen Web Project
World Gen Web
The USGenWeb Project is an organized effort to place genealogy materials on the internet. This project is supported by hundreds of volunteers all across the county.

Indiana State Digital Archives
Browse through the indexes to many of the most popular state archives collections.

Indiana State Library – Indiana County Research Guide
Provide an overview of information and resources available at the Indiana State Library as well as free resources from around the internet.

IUPUI digital collection
IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship

Indiana Historical Bureau
The IHB provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the state of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world. The IHB also administers the Indiana Historical Marker Program.

Indiana Historical Bureau list
Listing of all the historic markers in Indiana.

Indiana Landmarks
A nonprofit organization fighting to defend unique, historically significant, and cherished properties.

National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation’s record keeper.

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program
Concentrating heavily on the 19th century immigration to the US includes books, pamphlets, and serials, manuscripts selections, cataloged maps, and photographs.

Olive Tree Genealogy
Search for your family and immigrant ancestors.

Fold3
Provides convenient access to US military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served.

Cyndi’s List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Genealogy Trails – Indiana
A volunteer based web site for vital record transcriptions and more.