Genealogy Resources


Ancestry Library Edition

FREE access to more than 7,000 databases, including U.S. Federal Census schedules 1790-1940, immigration passenger lists, vital records, and U.S. military records.

Databases are constantly being added and updated.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available by visiting the Genealogy Department of the Midland Centennial Library. Please ask a staff member for more information.

newspapers-com-review Library Edition

Extensive online database of 3,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. It contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.

Please note that the content in the Library Edition of this resource may differ from the personal subscription edition.


Fold3 Library Edition

Provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. 

Please note that the interface in the Library Edition of this resource may differ from the personal subscription edition, although the content should be the same.

Note: Fold3 does not work on Internet Explorer. To use Fold3, you will need to use another browser (other popular browsers: FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari, Edge).


HeritageQuest® Online 

Unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers 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.

HeritageQuest is available on TexShare Databases with your library card.  Ask a librarian for login information.

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Find a Grave

  • Locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe. All volunteer run. Over 170 million
    records available, and memorials are rich with content, including dates, photos and biographies.


  • Headstone and burial records. Over 22.5 million records available.