Tippecanoe County Public Library

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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

  • HeritageQuest Online - Resource for census data, family records, and local histories.
  • Ancestry Library Edition - Available for use in the Library on the ER terminals.
  • Access Newspaper Archive - Digitized and searchable versions of newspapers from around Indiana, including many old and small publications.

NEWSPAPER MICROFILM AND INDEXES

  • Local newspapers available on microfilm from 1833 to present. There is usually a three to four month delay on their arrival, but these dates are available electronically. Please note that newspapers frequently changed names, printing schedules, and opened and closed during the 1800s.
  • 2006 - present Lafayette Journal and Courier Article Database
  • Headline History of Tippecanoe County (1824 - 1999) by Robert C. Kriebel
    REF IND 977.295 K92 1998.

BIRTH INDEXES

MARRIAGE INDEXES

DEATH/OBITUARY INDEXES

CEMETERY INDEXES

  • Barcus, Conarroe (Conroe), Concord, Coby & Stingley, Farmers Institute, Fink, Hickory Grove, Kenny, O'Neall, Pinhook, Greenbush (1848 - 1860), Sickler, Spencer, Spring Grove, West Point, Wildcat, Jackson Township index, Union Township index, Wayne Township index, Wea Township index.

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Indiana Census on microfilm
    1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, (no 1890), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Soundex to Indiana census
    1880, 1900, 1920
  • Indexes to census (book form)
    Indiana: 1807, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850
    Tippecanoe County: 1860, 1870

CITY/COUNTY DIRECTORIES for LAFAYETTE and TIPPECANOE COUNTY

  • 1858 - present
    (Missing 1868, 1870, 1890, 1892, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956)

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS (some issues missing)

  • Central Catholic 1958 - 2001
  • Jefferson High 1913 - 2003, 2010
  • McCutcheon High 1981 - 2008
  • Southwestern High 1968
  • West Lafayette High 1920 - 1996, 2001
  • Harrison High 1986 - 2006

PURDUE UNIVERSITY YEARBOOKS

  • Debris 1893 - 2003

COUNTY HISTORIES

  • TCPL has a number of Indiana County Histories in book form, and most County Histories on Microfilm. They are located with the rest of the microfilm at the rear of the library.

GENERAL

  • Tippecanoe County, IN Index of Persons and Firms
    GENEALOGY 929.3772 T595
  • Military Service Records - Union Soldiers, Indiana
    A microfilmed list of Indiana Union Soldiers from the Civil War, listing names and which Company the soldier belonged to.
  • Muster rolls and payrolls of Militia and Regular Army Organizations in the Battle of Tippecanoe. (November 1811)
    On microfilm.

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