Research at the Seymour Library

The Local History/Genealogy  information is located upstairs at the Seymour Library by the Information Services desk.  Contact us at 812-522-3412 x1240 or email at

A local history area in the Seymour Library has resources for researching
  • local and Indiana history
  • family history in the local area, Indiana and the rest of the country along with a few European resources.
The library has books and microfilm with data not available online:
  • atlases, maps, plat books
  • business directories
  • census non-population schedules
  • city & telephone directories
  • family histories, published & manuscript
  • history of the area & state
  • history of schools, churches, organizations
  • history of some businesses & industries
  • “how to” and research guide volumes
  • indexes to various resources
  • Jackson County government records microfilm (apprentices, deeds, delayed birth records, marriages, Negro Register, probate, wills)
  • military rosters
  • newspapers (scattered 1849-present)
  • vital statistics (birth, death, marriage)
  • yearbooks (school & organization)
A few of the print volumes are available in the circulating collection to be checked out.