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Databases in the Library

Posted on March 28th, 2017

                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 notice index

Wills from 1844 – 1920 index

Deed Books from 1836 to 1852 index

Deed Book 1-10

Deed Books from 1852 to 1861 index

Deed Books 11-20

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 indexesGuardianship Records, Funeral Home records, Birth and Death indexes, Marriage Application Records, Family Histories, Surname files, Cemetery indexes, 1922 Voter Registrations, Obituary card file, County Farm Records, School Yearbooks, County and 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, school 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.

Yesteryear in Print

Yesteryear in Print is a library of transcribed historic Kosciusko County newspaper articles.  The site was create & designed by the late Marge Priser.

Indiana Genealogical Society

This state-supported organization coordinates databases and genealogy events for all counties in Indiana.  Membership provides access to over 1900 databases.  Click here to go to their website.  Our County Genealogist, Peggy Biltz, can be contacted at

USGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb is a global library for genealogical research.  It includes links to indexes, queries, data files and surname files which can be helpful in your research outside of Kosciusko County.  Click here to see what is available on this website.