Genealogy & Local History

CONTACTING the Library ...

The Seymour Library is located at 2nd and Walnut Streets, a block north of US50 or four blocks south of SR258. 
8:30 am to 8:30 pm MTWT, 8:30 am-6 pm F, 9am-5 pm Saturdays, 1-5 pm Sundays.
Hours vary for the Local History Specialist.
812-522-3412 x1240 

RESEARCH in the Seymour Library ...

A local history area in the Seymour Library has resources for researching
  • local and Indiana history
  • family history in the local area, Indiana and the rest of the country along with a few European resources.
The library has books and microfilm with data not available online:
  • atlases, maps, plat books
  • business directories
  • census non-population schedules
  • city & telephone directories
  • family histories, published & manuscript
  • history of the area & state
  • history of schools, churches, organizations
  • history of some businesses & industries
  • "how to" and research guide volumes
  • indexes to various resources
  • Jackson County government records microfilm (apprentices, deeds, delayed birth records, marriages, Negro Register, probate, wills)
  • military rosters
  • newspapers (scattered 1849-present)
  • vital statistics (birth, death, marriage)
  • yearbooks (school & organization)
A few of the print volumes are available in the circulating collection to be checked out.

Ancestry Library Edition (free in-library only)
Ancestry Learning Center (how-to advice, free, at home)
The Source (free full-text access to a most-useful reference)
Heritage Quest Online (free home access with JCPL barcode)
FamilySearch has vital record images for many locations by place, date or category.
JCPL is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library & 
can be designated to receive microfilm 
you borrow through the FS catalog

Archive.Org includes historical texts and documents

Linkpendium links to resources in US and worldwide localities, including 

WorldCat (free search for library materials and manuscripts)
Archive Grid links to the world's archives (beta)
Ask about Interlibrary Loan including microfilm 
(which may not be in the WorldCat database)

INSPIRE mixture of databases & links

> top left, JACKSON COUNTY & More Genealogy Links ...
> bottom right, RESEARCH AIDS ...
> right here, MORE Genealogy Searches ... free & fee