An essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Historical archives of Indiana newspapers. Local Columbus newspapers are covered through 1963. The in-library version with more coverage is below.
A searchable database of local obituaries from recent years. This is a work in progress.
Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and more resources.
In-Library Only. Original landowner maps in 20+ states. Placefinders and Topo Maps.
Birth and death records, census records, much more. Temporarily available for home use.
In-Library Only. Local newspaper archive, including Columbus from 1870s to present.
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