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.
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.
The Source (free full-text access to a most-useful reference)
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
Linkpendium links to resources in US and worldwide localities, including WorldCat (free search for library materials and manuscripts)
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
- Accessible Archives (fee) 18th & 19th Century newspapers, books & periodicals
- City Directory Locations
- Cyndi's List has categories to help locate genealogy resources including
- Dead Fred offers free searches of both identified and unidentified photographs.
- Death Indexes (free & fee) including Indiana.
- Find-a-Grave has searchable cemetery and gravestone information added by volunteers.
- Fold3 [formerly Footnote] (free & fee) historic documents and photographs from many eras.
- Genealogy.com (fee) searches and articles.
- GenealogyBank (fee) historical newspapers, documents, books.
- Genealogy Book Links
- Jackson County Digital Archive has history books, directories, photos.
- Jackson County History Center has several museums and a genealogy library.
- National Archives links to various veteran record resources & other documents, photos & records.
- Newspaper Archive (fee) historical newspaper database.
- One-Stop Searches (free & fee) from Stephen P. Morse.
- Rootsweb links to family trees, websites, mailing lists and more, including
- Social Security Death Indexes from various websites:
- US Genweb including
- WeRelate genealogy wiki
- World Vital Records (fee) includes some birth, marriage & death records, other resources.