Databases in the Library

Staff and volunteers are available in the Genealogy Library to help you access these documents.

Our microfilm collection includes:

Newspapers for the towns of Milford, Mentone, Pierceton, Silver Lake and Syracuse with obituaries and death notices index

Wills from 1844-1920 index

Deed Books from 1836 to 1852 index

Deed Books from 1852 to 1861 index

Tax Assessor Records

Census for Kosciusko County and surrounding counties

Delayed Birth Records index


Other Holdings

WPA Death 1882-1920 Index, Plat Books, Estate Records, Military Indexes, Marriage Indexes, Guardianship Records, Funeral Home Records, Birth and Death Indexes, Marriage Application Records, Family Histories, Surnames Files, Cemetery Indexes, 1922 Voter Registrations,  Obituary Card File, County Farm Records, School Year Books, County & Town Histories


Surname Files

Our surname files have a wealth of information in them. In these files you can find newspaper clippings of obituaries &  marriages along with family history information.


Vertical Files

Our vertical files hold topics of local historical interest, including business and industry, organizations & clubs, churches, township, small town histories, schools histories, etc.


Photo Collection

We hold a large photo collection currently being scanned and indexed. For a small fee copies can be made for personal use.