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Indexes to Research Library Resources

History Center Catalog (Search the library’s collection. Does not include county records.)

1820 Census Index

African American Surname Index for “Among Colored People” (c. 1855- 1940)

Archival Collection Finding Aids

Atwater Index

Birth Index 1882-2023

Building & House Index

Church Index c. 1818-1900

Community File Index

Court Records 1818- 1960

Death Index 1882-2023

Divorce Index 1818-1960

Election Book Index 1890-2022

Emery Family Bible Index

Family File Index

Historian Newsletter Index

Lake Monroe Oral History Project

Land Records

Marriage Records

Oral History Collection

Probate Index (c. 1818-1960)

Rosehill and White Oak Cemetery Index 1818-2018

Vertical File Index

Veterans Oral History Index

Wills Index 1818-1960



1818 Bloomington Town Plat

1895 Monroe County Plat: NW Quarter, SW Quarter, NE Quarter, SE Quarter

1920 Monroe County Plat: Bean Blossom, Benton, Bloomington, Clear Creek, Indian Creek, Perry, Polk, Richland, Salt Ceek, Van Buren, Washington

1932 Monroe County Plat: Bean Blossom, Benton, Bloomington, Clear  Creek, Indian Creek, Perry, Polk, Richland, Salt Creek, Van Buren, Washington



Digital Editions of Monroe County Works:

Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical


Charles, Blanchard, Editor

via HathiTrust 

History of Lawrence and Monroe counties, Indiana: their people, industries, and institutions


B.F. Bowen

via Internet Archive

Mapping Monroe County: An Annotated Bibliography, 1815-1941





Links We Like:

Rootsweb Monroe, IN Archive

Monroe County Public Library Catalog

Monroe County Public Library Obituary Index

Monroe County GIS

Indiana Spatial Data Portal

Indiana University Archives

Yearbook Surname Index of Local Schools

Indiana Genealogical Society

Lilly Library

Bureau of Land Management Land Office Patent Records