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Online Resources

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Genealogy Databases:

  • America’s Obituaries and Death NoticesPDL Databse

    What Is America's Obituaries & Death Notices? America's Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank's large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person, to make searching easier and more precise. In addition, the text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find just what you're looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or other personal information.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Ancestry Library EditionPDL Databse

    Ancestry contains federal census information, genealogies, and family histories.

    Category:

    Genealogy

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • Biography and Genealogy Master IndexMEL Database

    Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic citations only.

    Category:

    Biography, Genealogy

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Heritage Quest OnlineMEL Database

    This genealogy tool has census data and images, thousands of online family histories, and tools such as Revolutionary War and Freedman's Bank indexes.

    Category:

    Genealogy

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card