What You May Find in Your Local Library Pertaining to Genealogy

Now it is time to explore other places to find documentation to prove our ancestors’ lives. Libraries, cemeteries, federal/state/county offices, and archives are other sources to find information on ancestors. In Indiana, many of the local libraries have an “Indiana Room.” Located  in the library, these rooms has all the Indiana history and genealogical books.

Many times, the library collection will have the census on microfilm and have reference books for cemetery records, county history, and early years of local newspapers on microfilm. The libraries may also have WPA Index books containing vital statistics such as birth, marriage, and death records. The library also has many unpublished family histories donated by the local people along with knowledgeable reference librarians who will help you find the books and information you need.


About hoosierbeth

I have been researching my ancestors, your ancestors and everybody else's since 1981.
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