All Indian River County Libraries will be closed to the public until further notice!

Staff will be onsite at the Main, Brackett and the North IRC Libraries to continue to offer assistance as follows:

Face coverings are required to enter the library for appointments. Please do not enter the library if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Masks are available at the door if needed.

Fines will not accrue until further notice! Outside book drops are open.

Hours for Main, Brackett and North IRC Libraries phone and email assistance:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For more information and updates please see the Indian River County website at

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, which is similar (but not identical) to the consumer version. Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering comprehensive international genealogical information, with more than 5 billion names in thousands of collections. Click here to access from outside the library.

American Ancestors

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world

Find My Past

Finding your British Isles ancestors can be difficult. With Findmypast, you get the complete British and Irish family history experience, to connect you with your ancestors and bring your story to life.

Gale Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography and Genealogy Master Index


HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Gale Collection

HistoryGeo is a family history website providing online genealogy software tools allowing you to search original land records and old maps


NewsBank is a news database resource which provides archives of media publications as reference materials for a wide variety of subjects. Click here to access from outside the library.

Fold 3

Fold3 is the web's premier collection of original US military records, including many from the US National Archives.

Click here to access from outside the library.


Find historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research

Click here to access from outside the library.


Indian River Genealogical Society has created a website that is searchable by surname for cemeteries in Indian River County

Searchable by state/county

Cemetery Records Online US-Europe-other Countries

Free database- world's largest gravesite collection

Search by name for local obituaries

Foreign Countries

British History Online (BHO) is a digital library of primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland. The primary focus is between 1300 and 1800. Some information is fee based.

Family History Index


This website goes into detail about the events of the Civil War and different battles by location.

Timeline of the Civil War and Events (includes some photos).

Free Civil War database (Soldiers, Sailors, Regiments, Cemeteries, Battles, Prisoners, Medals of Honor, Monuments)

Revolutionary War thru Ready Reserve Ships tp Iraq (2003)

Military Cemeteries and Memorials- searchable by location/war/soldier

Newspapers and Periodicals

This website has part of the Florida Anthropologist digitized and free to use. Check out the Indian River County Main Library for missing volumes.

This website has part of The Florida Historical Quarterly digitized and free to use. Check out the Indian River County Main Library for missing volumes.

Free website spans more than NY

Ship Passenger Lists

This website can help you research specific ships, help identify which books, journals, websites, databases, etc., mention the ships. Some of the searches have illustrations, passenger or crew lists, and some have links to online resources. The database could lead to a passenger list for the vessel your ancestor emigrated on, or a history of a vessel for someone who served in the military. There are about 150,000 citations that are free, then the full database, with over 3.5 million citations, is available by subscription.

Must have a Family Search account

Must have a Family Search account

Must have a Family Search account

Vol. 1-17; searchable by name

Must have a Family Search account

Must have a Family Search account

Must have a Family Search account

One of the Ports of Entry into the US from 1892-1954

One of the Ports of Entry into the US from 1830-1892

Specific Cultures

Tracing your relatives might be difficult especially is they were slaves. This site has specific areas to search for your relatives and it gives you clues as to how to find the information you are looking for.

Must have a JewishGen account to view records

Searachable database for the New York area

African American records in various states

Websites of Interest

A free narrative of biographical genealogies of the major noble families that ruled Europe, North Africa and Western Asia between the 5th and 15th centuries.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has digitized many microfilms/fiche and books. Look for your pioneer ancestor between the time frame of 1847-1868 through this free database.

Free searchable photo database. This website is continuously adding new photographs.

Access Genealogy is a free genealogy resources with multiple databases including: Black genealogy, cemetery records, census records, Military records, Native American records, vital records and more!

Blogs and articles regarding different websites

Search for ancestors and locate your family surnames in free genealogy databases

Searchable database for meanings of old occupations

Land patents, survey plats, land status records, etc.

Searchable database

Links to online census data for most states, tax lists, millitary rosters

Cenus maps and more

Records request for military service, census records, many other records

This webpage has newspaper articles about train wrecks, fires, floods, shipwrecks, plane crashes, accidents, etc. Most of the articles have names of the individuals involved in the story. This webpage is searchable.

HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving millions of items through digitization.

Historic Preservation Specialist, Anna Brady, created this webpage. Many historic photos of properties of the Osceola Park area can be viewed on this site.

Harvard Digital Collections provides free, public access to millions of items digitized from their collections.