What We Have

Resources on Hendricks County, Indiana
Extensive Hendricks County materials for genealogy and local history include, but are not limited to:

  • Census microfilm (1830 – 1930)
  • Access to Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, and World Vital Records databases (in-house)
  • Online obituary and cemetery databases
  • Online photograph database
  • All published Hendricks County histories, atlases
  • WPA name index and vital statistics indexes
  • Birth record indexes: 1882 – 1920
  • Marriage records and indexes: 1824 – 1950
  • Death record indexes: 1882 – 1920
  • Microfilmed Newspapers: Plainfield, Danville, Clayton, Coatesville, Hendricks County and also Jamestown, IN
  • Obituary file
  • Card index to some Plainfield newspapers (1890s – 1967)
  • Cemetery records and listings
  • Index to deaths with burial in Hendricks County (1882 – 1990)
  • Plat atlases from 1865, 1878 and 1904 for Hendricks County

Other Indiana Counties
The collection includes one or more books on most Indiana counties. A 6-volume set of Indiana Quaker records by Willard Heiss is also available, as well as microfilm of Quaker Meeting records in Indiana.

Indiana History
The local history collection includes a good representation of books on the state, both general histories and volumes on specific subjects.

Morgan, Putnam, Boone , Marion and Montgomery Counties (our surrounding counties)

  • Census microfilm (1830 – 1930)
  • County Histories and WPA indexes
  • Cemetery records
  • Marriage, birth and death records

A photocopier is located in the Indiana Room.  In certain cases, fragile materials must be copied by staff. Photocopies are $0.10 (ten cents) for black/white.  Color copies are $0.25 (twenty-five cents).  You may also request a scanned copy of an item and have it delivered via email.

Closed Stacks
The GUILFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL COLLECTION (materials with call numbers beginning “H”) includes non-circulating local and Indiana history resources and genealogy books. This reference collection is shelved in closed stacks. Patrons may use the library’s catalog to locate titles for viewing. Staff will bring these books to you upon request.