Monroe County Index Search

Monroe County Index
A finding aid for lists items held in the Indiana Room.
Site development is ongoing in preparation for the county's 2018 Bicentennial.

Collection Details and Downloads

Church Records
Presbyterian Church Records. Excel Download

City Hall Records - 1897 - 1968
Microfilm of assessment, ordinance, cemetery, and finance records. Excel Download

Coroner's Reports - 1895 - 1935
Provided by the Coroner's Office and indexed my Monroe County Public Library volunteer Mita Glass. PDF Download

County Record Series - 1818 - 1968
Microfilm of early county records, including: assessor's plat books, circuit court, commissioners records, deed records, estate records, military records, quit title records, school records, tax records, and will records. Excel Download

Newspapers - c. 1972 - 2010
Mostly indexes local news articles from The Herald-Telephone and The Herald-Times.  May include some articles from The Courier-Tribune, Indiana Daily Student. For articles published before 1988, come into the Indiana Room to load the microfilm. For articles published after 1988, library card holders can connect via Newsbank for full text.

Local History on Microfilm - varies
Early records for deeds, county commissioners, marriages, estate, quit claim, soldiers discharge papers, and more. Filmed for microfilm in the late 1970s, created after community call out for personal and institutional archives. Excel Download

"Looking Back" Series - 1978 - 2001
Digital collection of articles covering historical events and characters appeared in The Herald-Telephone and Herald-Times, written by Rose McIlveen. Images used with permission from copyright holder, The Herald-Times, Inc.

Oral Histories - 1970s
Created by the Indiana Room and the Indiana University Oral Histories project in the 1970s. See also the Monroe County History Center and the IU Center for the Study of History and Memory for oral history collections. Excel Download

Vertical Clipping File - c. 1968 - 2011
Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and printed materials about Monroe County and surrounding counties, incl. Greene, Owen, Lawrence, Brown, Morgan, and Orange. Excel Download