Digital Exhibits

New Albany Timeline
An interactive timeline highlighting some of the key events that happened throughout New Albany’s 200 year history.
The Great Flood of 1937
Using sources available in the Indiana Room, this exhibit is meant to highlight what was faced by the citizens of New Albany during one of the biggest disasters in our town’s history.

Online Databases

Ancestry Library Edition (only available from inside the Library)
Ancestry Library Edition is the leading resource for pursuing family history research online. Ancestry Plus connects Internet users to the most comprehensive online genealogical resources available. This database is only available at the Library.
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
The largest online newspaper archive. 14,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s.
Access to Indiana Newspapers that have been digitized and put online. Includes New Albany papers.
HeritageQuest Online – Genealogy Databases
This database, which can be used from your home if you have a New Albany-Floyd County Public Library card, allows you to search census, over 20,000 books (full text), and PERSI (a genealogy/local history magazine index).
Indiana History Online
This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.
The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 1 million Canadian businesses, and 11 million Canadian residents.

Online Local History Resources

The staff of the Stuart B. Wrege Indiana History Room have transcribed various historical documents for online viewing.  For any questions about what is included here, e-mail us at