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     The Local History and Genealogy Room is open from 9:00 to 9:00 Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 6:00 on Friday and 9:00 to 4:00 on Saturday.

Contact - Ed Kellar - or 812-346-2091. Ed will be in the Local History & Genealogy room Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Thursday from 12:00 to 9:00.

      They are an affiliate of, also available at the library LDS microfilm of Jennings County early Catholic Church Records and Probate Record books from 1843 to 1847 and 1847 -1849.
      If you are in the area please come by and use their resources.

   There are over 5,000 items in the Local History & Genealogy section of the Jennings County Public Library. Copies are permitted and the cost is 10 cents each, payable at the main desk.

Tobacco & Alcohol Tax Stamps 1876

Births and Deaths    For 1919 listed in the January 1920 North Vernon Sun Newspaper      

Tripton Band      Names of members of the Tripton Band 1898 - 1911

List of delinquent taxpayers      For the year 1865

James Hill vs Benjamin R. Sutton Lawsuit   1871 - lists heirs of Benjamin R. Sutton - picture of actual document

Probate Book 2  Index to Complete Probate Book 2   

Family Histories  Family Books and Binders donated to the Library by researchers.

Court of the Justice of the Peace, Montgomery Township 1877 - 1906

Picture of a Receipt to T.J. Burtch   1899

Deed from Ezra Paybody to Joseph B. Smith   1856

Tobacco Coupon   Unkown Date
Jennings County Poor Farm   1850-1940
J.B. Swincher Bible   1803-1879

Jennings County Business Directory   1876
Coryell Newsletter Excerpt   1877
Commissioners Soldier Relief List   1865
Vernon High School - The Early Years   1880 - 1940
Picture - Lovett High School   1937
Jennings County Pensioners   1883

Pictures - Bill & Catherine Coons Collection   Various Dates

Dedication of Revolutionary Soldier Robert Watson's Headstone 1994

Parker Home on Pleasant Run

Thanksgiving 1889

Memorial Day   1930

Adam Brower

Rev. Chesley Holmes

Lovett School 1926 & 1929

Quaker Research

Freshman Class Picture North Vernon 1915

Belsora Knox Sampson1833-1919

Hicks & Related Families

The Civil War Letters of James H. Goodnow

Andrews Family Notes & Pictures

Martha Nauer Family Album

Zenas Pictures

Letter from D. L. Glenn

Pickett Collection (Hull Family)

Haggerman Tripp by E. P. Hicks

Two Sandcreek Women

Henry Deputy Family

Interview with Thelma Agnes Colbert Goode/Walker

Sandcreek Baptist Association - Minute Book Extracts


Vernon Presbyterian Church Records, Minutes, 1825-1893  Roll of Members January 1, 1893

Fletcher Dowd Funeral Home Records 1901-1958, History of Coffee Creek School (Soldiers from Paris in the Civil War), Brief Early History of North Vernon, Brief History of Paris, Brief history of Bear Creek Baptist Church, History of the Henry Deputy family, Rabbit Plains School Reunion minutes, 1945, Wednesday Research Club Minutes.

Jennings County Death Records 1882-1910 

Wednesday Research Club, Hayden Baptist Church Records, Mrs. Wohrer's Scrapbook History of Spencer Township, Hayden Baptist, Vernon Baptist Church, 1839-1877, 1877-1915

Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IN., index-Robbins Family, Spencer, Tate, & McCammon-Bland Families, Ritz Family, Harrell Legacy, Also contains Hillcrest Cemetery, North Vernon & St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, North Vernon.

Graham Baptist Church Records from 1828-1888

Graham Presbyterian Minutes from 1817 to 1947

Sand Creek Baptist association Minute Book  1845-1907

Scrapbooks of R. W. Norris, Lockwood, - miscellaneous records including Maples, Lewis , Genealogy and much more.

Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes 1898-1914: Index to the Final Rolls, and Final Rolls.

9th Indiana Legion - over 800 documents, including muster rolls.

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM (partially indexed)

Beginning with the Vernon Banner 1859 some difficult to read - not all early issues are on microfilm, ending with Dec. 2018.

OBITUARY CARD FILE - Alphabetical Order - various obituaries & dates-UPDATE! Still adding obituaries to our card file. (Thank you Bonita Welch for all your help)

GRAY BOXES - just what the name says, these are gray colored file boxes filled with records, there is an index searchable by surname in spreadsheet form on the Genealogy Room computer. Files contain contributed family files, research done by previous Librarians, newspaper clippings, local & church histories, copies of actual court documents, (wills, probate & civil court cases). Also in Gray Boxes are copies of original court files in a separate database called Court documents copied & filed, also searchable by surname, with what type of record is involved and in some cases the date of the document.  These boxes are numbered and in each box are many folders that are numbered. To find what you want you search by surname then get the box number then the file number that is within the box. Please put the files back in the boxes in numerical order so the next person can find them. I am finding some of these with papers missing, please make copies and leave the originals in the boxes for others to use.

MONTGOMERY TOWNSIP TRUSTEE'S JOURNALS   1859-1884  Montgomery Township includes the towns of Paris, Paris Crossing and Comiskey - photo copies of actual journals,  lists of heads of households with how many school age children were in the home, payments for work in the Township including building schools, and roads.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scrapbooks from Muscatatuck Chapter which is no longer in existance - 6 books.

Local Histories - Including the entire county, townships and towns, many first person accounts of who lived in the various areas, what they did. Some of these are bound books others are binders. If you find your ancestors in a certain township in census records be sure to check any township histories for them also.

Family Histories - Books & Binders on various families who lived in Jennings County, most were contributed by researchers and are in Genealogy format.

Maps including recent plat maps.

Genealogy records in binders complied by previous librarians and volunteers.

Marriage Indexes giving what book and page the records may be found in at the Courthouse. Caution here, the books at the Courthouse have changed from a letter to a number system. Go by the date range you want then the page numbers in the Index will be correct. Also do not just use the Index's in the books at the Courthouse, there are some not in the book index but they are in the books.

Cemetery Indexes and transcriptions done by volunteers, some more detailed than others.

Dodd Funeral Home Records, Jordon Funeral Home Records, Census Mortality Schedules, Photocopies of some records of the Paris Curcuit of the Methodist Church, these include Dupont and Lancaster (Jefferson County) late 1800's early 1900's.

Marion Township School records early 1900's, students & teachers listed by school.

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