All Indian River County Libraries will be closed beginning March, 19, 2020 until further notice!

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

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

Hours for Main and North IRC Libraries:

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

For more information and updates please see the Indian River County website at www.ircgov.com.

Ancestrylibrary.com

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com 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.


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

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

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.


Newspapers

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.



Cemeteries


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


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







Military


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




Free website spans more than NY





Ship Passenger Lists





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


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