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 Database

    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.


    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • Ancestry Library EditionPDL Database

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




    Only at the library
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