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America's Newspapers from NewsBank
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Find titles from across the US & Illinois. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Ancestry Library Edition
This resource is only available in the library.
One of the most popular resources for genealogical information, with family history data for over 500 million names, including census information for 1790-1930, city directories, military records, and much more.

ArchiveGrid
Search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world.

HeritageQuest
Family history resource that includes U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

Newspapers.com, Pantagraph Archive 1857-1985
Access dozens of historical Illinois newspapers, including the Daily Pantagraph 1857-1985, the Weekly Pantagraph 1848-1954, and the Bloomington Observer 1838.

Pantagraph Online
Click here to search the Bloomington Pantagraph archives from 1989 - today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Pantagraph. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Available from inside the library or from home.

More Resources for Genealogy

Family & Local History Resources may offer more resources in your genealogy serach. The library also offers Research Services if you're looking for additional help.