eReference

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Genealogy Databases:

  • Ancestry Library EditionPDL Database

    Ancestry contains federal census information, genealogies, and family histories.

    Category:

    Genealogy

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • MyHeritage Library EditionMEL Database

    Family history/genealogy resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.

    Category:

    Genealogy

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card