Genealogy eBooks & Digital

ancestry_libraryAncestry 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.


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. 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.

Powered by Ancestry®, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

  • Census collection contains over 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, and national censuses from other countries.
  • Books collection contains over 22,000 family and local histories
  • City Directories with over 1.5 million records from various US city and county directories during 1821-1989.
  • Military Records containing over 2 million records from selected state and country military records .
  • Wills and Probate Records searchable records included from all 50 states spread over 337 years (1668-2005).
  • Freedman’s Bank records
  • US Serial Set
  • Maps & Photos
  1. Cemeteries & Obituaries
  2. Ethnic
  3. Free Books
  4. General Resources
  5. Immigration
  6. Libraries
  7. Military
  8. Newspapers
  9. Texas
  10. United States

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.