Provides U.S census records from 1790-1940, city directories, Freedman’s Bank records from 1865-1874, U.S. Indian census rolls, and more. NSLD library card and PIN required to access.

Post Journal Newspaper

Search digitized past issues of the Post Journal newspapers covering the Loves Park and Machesney Park communities, with some coverage of the Roscoe community. Includes editions of the Monday Morning Mail.

Ancestry Library Edition

Premier genealogy resource with federal and state census records, military, immigration, birth, death, and marriage records. Other reference resources available including tutorials and printable family genealogy forms. In-library use only

Illinois Digital Archive

Browse an index of images that offer a glimpse of life in Illinois through history.

Rockford Register Star 1999-Present

Find text-only articles from the Rockford Register Star newspaper from 1999-present, articles with pictures from November 2018-present, obituaries, news, and events. NSLD library card and PIN required to access.