Released by the National Archives on April 1, 2022. The option to search by name is limited but will continue to improve as volunteers convert cursive writing to computer-recognized text. Use Enumeration District (ED) maps, city directories, and telephone books to supplement your browsing. Try the Steve Morse Unified Census ED Finder and ED Maps for Monroe County and ED Maps for Bloomington.
List of those honored by the Alexander Memorial on the courthouse lawn: Monroe County veterans of the Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Civil War, and World War I. Also includes Revolutionary Patriots buried in Monroe County.
Digital historical and biographical 1884 book. Published by Charles Blanchard.
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Access to fully-digitized versions of The Herald-Times from 1943-2013. Copies of the complete content including images, classifieds, and more. Herald-Times Full-Text Archive, 1988–present, full-text only The Herald-Times news articles, also available. See The Bloomington Daily Herald, 1947–1950, from Newsbank for fully-digitized copies of each newspaper edition.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Digitized version of the 1922 volume compiled by Forest M. Hall. From the cover: "True tales of deeds with interesting data in the life of Bloomington, Indiana university and Monroe County." Published by Indiana University Press.
Digitized version of the 1914 volume devoted to the "people, industries, and institutions" of the two counties. Published by B.F. Bowen, Indianapolis.
Photographs, letters, newspaper articles, and limestone industry archives related to Matthews Brothers Stone Company, an Ellettsville, Indiana, limestone quarry operating 1862–1978. Digital collection also includes photos from other limestone companies and artists.
Indiana Newspaper Archive is your complete solution to uncovering treasures from the past about your ancestors. The archive covers Indiana history from 1800–2017 and its easy-to-use search interface makes it an invaluable tool for genealogy and family research.
The Genealogy Collection at the Indiana State Library has developed over time to become of the largest and most respected collections of family history information in the Midwest. The collection includes over 40,000 printed items (family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines, etc.) as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information. The collection includes hundreds of CDs with family history information. The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states.
Find magazines, newspapers, and journal articles in this collection of databases maintained by the Indiana State Library and available to any Indiana resident.
City and county ordinances, city directories, documents, yearbooks, plat maps, and historical items from local businesses and organizations, Incl. Showers Bros. Factory employee magazine, Shop Notes. See also MCPL Digital for a collection of high-resolution digital images of Monroe County yearbooks available for searching, viewing, and downloading.
Website of the History Center, located in Bloomington. Documents, photos, artifacts, records, and many other items of local significance held at MCHC indexed here.
List of Monroe County maps 1820-present, available for viewing in the Indiana Room. Online plat maps: 1856, 1928/29, 1957. See also David Nord's Mapping Monroe County, Indiana. annotated and illustrated bibliography of historic maps of the county, the city of Bloomington, and the IU campus, from 1815 through 1941.
List of Monroe County School Students by township as transcribed by the Indiana Room; includes names of parent or guardian in 1914. Available in PDF or Excel. Original book is held by the Monroe County History Center. Data was later used in A Survey of a Public School System (1917) showing data about Bloomington schools. Provides demographic information.
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Fire Insurance Maps, sometimes referred to by one popular company, Sanborn, provide architectural details and building use in order to set premiums and understand risk for a business and home within city limits or congested areas. Helpful when researching house history. For other Sanborn Map repositories, see the Library of Congress Collection, which includes all 50 states, and IU Libraries Collection.