About the Indiana Room

The Indiana Room has reopened with a capacity of ten. Please limit your use to one hour if others are waiting. If your visit may be shortened or improved by providing advance notice of your query details, email indianaroom [at] mcpl.info a few days before you plan to come in. If demand for this service is not too overwhelming, we will gladly set materials out for quick digest, scanning, or photocopying. We expect there to be high demand for local newspapers on microfilm.

This area holds reference materials, digital images, and databases for local and family history, including genealogy.


Local History

  • Newspapers on microfilm for Monroe County. Databases to other newspapers available.
  • Indexes to local historical events, including newspaper clipping files – visit eLibrary


Family History

  • National indexes, including passenger lists and military rosters.
  • Special topics by record type and ethnic groups.
  • Other states with migration patterns to Indiana (no Western or Pacific states).
  • Family histories, plat maps, and eLibrary


Planning a visit?  Here's what you'll want to have

  • Appointments are encouraged.

  • Bring cash for printing. The cost to print is 10 cents a page. There is no cost to use the scanners.
  • Bring a flash drive!

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