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Getting Started

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    A premier genealogy resource. Includes U.S. and worldwide census, immigration, military and vital records collections. In library use only. To search census records and public directories from home, try HeritageQuest Online.

  • AtoZ the USA

    AtoZ the USA

    Bringing the diversity and history of the USA to life in a beautifully-illustrated resource. Covers all 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. Information includes local cuisine, animals & plants, history, government & politics, and historical map collections.

  • FamilySearch


    Free access to worldwide genealogical and historical records. Indian Prairie is an affiliate institution and access to images and documents are available if you visit the library and use library computers to access this resource.

  • Global Road Warrior

    Global Road Warrior

    The world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, travel, history, customs, and language. Profiles are available for 175 different countries and includes information on business customs, travel essentials, food, and transportation.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    HeritageQuest Online

    A genealogy and local history collection with access to the federal census 1790-1940, PERSI, Revolutionary War files, Freedman's Bank Records, and more. 

  • NCHS - Where to Write for Vital Records

    Use the National Center for Health Statistics' free website to learn how to order vital records from state vital records offices.

  • One-Step Web Pages

    Find immigration, census, and vital records using Steve Morse's one-step search pages.

  • USGenWebProject

    Search volunteer-maintained county pages to discover genealogical records and depositories.

  • World Book Timelines

    World Book Timelines

    Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history are pre-built for researchers, or you can create your own timeline from scratch.