Genealogy

Morrisson-Reeves Geneology Resources and Local History
We offer many resources in our library collection as well as online resources to local history to assist in your geneology research.

 

Ancestry Library(formerly AncestryPlus)
Only available in the library. This genealogy service provides full access to Ancestry.com, which features census records dating back to 1790, immigration records, the Social Security Death Index, military records, birth and marriage records and more.

 

Family Search
An amazing new way to see your ancestor’s descendants.

 

HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

 

Hoosier State Chronicles
Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available.

Indiana History Online
Indiana History Online provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Indiana history, packaged with an engaging user interface that provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content. With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.

 

Indiana Memory
Indiana 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. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.

 

Newspaper Index
Compiled by MRL staff. This index covers articles of local interest, including obituaries, from the local newspapers dating back to 1822. With more than 329,000 entries and expanding daily, this is one of our library’s most valuable resources! This index may be accessed at your convenience from home via our online catalog or at the library.

 

 

Wayne County Civil War Database
Compiled by MRL staff from the Directory and Soldiers’ Register of Wayne County, Indiana. This is a searchable index of the military service for Wayne County individuals who enlisted during the Civil War.
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A variety of local resources for genealogy research and local history.

 

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