Local History & Genealogy
The Indiana Room is a non-circulating reference and resource collection of historic materials pertaining to the history of Huntington County. In addition to complete microfilm files of county newspapers, we have files on local businesses and industries, school yearbooks, and Huntington City and County Directories dating from 1892 to the present. Books that might assist research have been collected from states east of Indiana to the Atlantic Coast.
Some of the special collections available in the Indiana Room include:
- Huntington County Newspapers from 1848 – present, on microfilm and in print
- Birth & Death Records, 1848 – 1920
- Marriages 1837 – 1945
- Wills 1841 – 1900
- Church Records
- Obituary Records, 1920 - present (if announced in local newspapers)
- Funeral Home Records
- Cemetery Records
- Family Histories
- Charts & Notes files
- Huntington County Census Records, 1840-1930
- Miscellaneous records of the Eastern United States
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?
- U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades.
- Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books.
- Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.
- Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files that help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
- Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.
- LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, and private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.
This digital archive documents Indiana state history and provides access to a wide variety of original documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.