Genealogy & Local History

Collections & Resources

At Home or In-Library Access

 

In-Library Access Only

Madison County Databases

A collection of historical databases including obituaries, cemetery records, marriages, naturalizations, military records, and high school student indexes.

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Digital Collections

Browse or search indexes, images, and documents of Anderson and Madison County. Included are scans of Anderson High School yearbooks and The X-Ray student newspaper, auto industry labor union newsletters, vital records indexes, and more.

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Picturing Madison County

A collection of over 500 images of Anderson and surrounding areas that is part of the Indiana Memory Digital Collections, hosted by the Indiana State Library.

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Image of old family photographs


Indiana Room

The Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the Main Library, is dedicated to the study of local history and genealogy. The Indiana Room offers a variety of research collections for genealogists such as census and vital records indexes, access to the leading online genealogy websites, newspapers on microfilm, and volumes on other counties, states, and countries.

If you want to start tracing your family tree or perhaps you're stuck and haven't been able to make any progress, you can request an appointment with a librarian for a one-on-one genealogy consultation at the Main Library. Appointments are scheduled during Indiana Room business hours and typically last 30-60 minutes.

You may also contact Indiana Room staff with research questions or to request a copy of an obituary or newspaper article. We charge $1.00 per copy, regardless of how we provide it to you.

Please note the Indiana Room is closed on Sundays.