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Interested in your ancestry, or seeking a new job? EVPL offers the resources to find the answer to any of your questions.

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. (This database is accessible only at the library.)
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Digital Archive
The Digital Archive created by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library contains images of photographs, postcards, and documents representing people, places, and things in and around Evansville, Indiana. Original images in this collection are from the Indiana Collection, located at Central Library in downtown Evansville, or from local residents.
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Evansville Courier & Press
This searchable keyword index of the Evansville Courier & Press contains content from 6/19/1991 to within several weeks of current, including obituaries.
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Evansville Historical Newspapers
Full-page, fully searchable digitized editions of historical Evansville newspapers from 1871-1991 are now available thanks to a generous grant from the EVPL Foundation. Due to vendor restrictions, this resource is available only to EVPL resident cardholders (PLAC not applicable) or via in-house Library computers.
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Evansville Local History Database
The Evansville local history database contains newspaper clippings of local value from the Evansville Press.
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Evansville Local History eBooks
A collection of historical books and pamphlets about Evansville people and places. The original images are from the Indiana Collection.
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Government
Collections of local, state, and federal government resources in print and digital formats.
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Indiana Legal Forms
The most extensive free forms site available to library patrons, including Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
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Indiana Room
The Indiana Room is home to EVPL's special collection of material focusing on local and regional history. Customers researching local history may visit the Indiana Room during scheduled hours or by appointment.
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Local History
With print and digital historical resources, EVPL has many different ways to research and study the history of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and Southwestern Indiana.
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