genealogy/local history

Manager: Cassie Blankenhorn

Telephone: (812) 537-2775 ext. 1139
Fax: (812) 537-2810
Email: Cassie Blankenhorn

Genealogy / Local History Department Hours   

Monday - Friday:         11am to 5pm

Evenings by appointment, please call or e-mail in advance.

First Saturday of the Month:  10am to 2pm

Holdings include:   

 Available on location, with library computers or a personal device:

  • FamilySearch   Affiliate Library, providing access to an additional 400 million digital records.   
  •  ***NEW*** Dearborn County Newspapers only, 1820s - 2010 (will include up to 2021 soon).


Available at the library and/or offsite:

  • Dearborn County Obituaries and other death records through 2020 (also check funeral home websites for Dearborn and adjacent counties)
  • Family Histories (Click for an alphabetical list)
  • Fold3 (military history, can be accessed offsite with a library card
  • Dearborn County Cemeteries (from the Dearborn County Surveyor's Office.  Zoom in and click on the yellow cemetery to access the report)


Genealogy/Local History Room:

  • Atlases/township maps with owners listed on property, beginning in 1860
  • Birth indexes (incomplete, Dearborn County Health Dept. has 1882-present day)
  • Blaisdell Family Archives  (For more information, please visit the Blaisdell Family National Association website)
  • Cemetery burials (also check Find A Grave)
  • Church records
  • City and Business Directories (from 1846-present day, some years missing)
  • Dearborn County Fair programs (containing business advertisements)
  • Divorce indexes (incomplete)
  • Family History files and books (see listing above)
  • Funeral Home records
  • Histories of Dearborn County including townships and towns
  • Marriage indexes (most records are available on
  • Mayor biographies (Lawrenceburg only)
  • Military information on local people who served and local regiments
  • Naturalization indexes (1838-1905)
  • Newspapers, 2011-2020:  searchable pdf files (only available on the Genealogy/Local History computers)
  • Periodicals for loan:  Family Tree magazine and Indiana historical magazines (INPerspective, Connections, Traces, Indiana Preservation)
  • Probate index
  • Sanborn Insurance maps for Lawrenceburg (1881-1922)
  • Yearbooks at the Main Library:  Lawrenceburg High School, City School, Junior High, and Central Junior High.  Moores Hill College, 1898, 1905, 1913, 1916
  • Yearbooks at the North Dearborn Branch:  East Central High School, North Dearborn, Bright and Guilford

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