Indiana Room/GenealogyMooresville (Indiana) Public Library

If the Indiana Room is locked, please consult library staff at the Circulation Desk.

INDIANA ROOM STAFF HOURS:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12-8 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am-5 pm
2nd & 3rd Fridays: 9 am-5 pm
1st & 4th Saturdays: 9 am-4 pm (ask at the adult information desk)

LOCAL HISTORY

LOCAL HISTORY BLOG

 

LOCAL HISTORY VIDEOS

  • Playlist of MPL’s “treasure trove” of local history videos.

 

LEGACY LINKS (MOORESVILLE OBITUARIES)

  • Click here to access our obituary database, Legacy Links.

 

MOORESVILLE SUBDIVISIONS

DIGITAL HOOSIER NEWSPAPERS & SANBORN MAPS ONLINE

Indiana’s digital historic newspaper program, Hoosier State Chronicles, has many hard-to-find old newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries available online.

The Library of Congress has digitized some of its Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which are now available online.  These maps show the locations of businesses and houses in various American towns from the 1800s onward. This is an invaluable resource for anyone doing local historical research. Additional maps may be found online on the Indiana University Spatial Data Portal.

The library has the following Sanborn Maps for Mooresville, Indiana:

FAMOUS HOOSIER BOOKLIST

Click here to see a booklist of biographies about some famous Hoosiers, and books by Hoosier authors, that we have in our Evergreen Indiana catalog.  The booklist was prepared by Kerry Ware.

ARTSMART: INDIANA

Grade 4 students and teachers! Explore Indiana art and learn its relationship to Indiana history at the ArtSmart: Indiana website.

Click the Logo (Above) to Learn More

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION & HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE

NOTE: You MUST be physically ON THE LIBRARY CAMPUS (connected to our computer network or wireless) to access Ancestry Library Edition.

HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE may be used remotely, provided you have an MPL-issued Evergreen Indiana Library Card Number.

FAMILY HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Extensive genealogical and family history research may be done at the Indiana State Library Genealogy Division (in downtown Indianapolis) and at Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center (in Fort Wayne, Indiana). Visit the U.S. Census Bureau web site for U.S. Census information.  Many valuable research tips and resources are available on the Indiana Genealogical Society blog and website.

There are many online historical and genealogical research tools available:

INDIANA STATE LIBRARY GENEALOGY DIVISION

The Indiana State Library Genealogy Division has one of the largest genealogy and family history collections in the Midwest.  Click here to learn more about their “family search” service.  ISL Genealogy Division has many online genealogical resources available, including the Indiana Memory project and the Hoosier State Chronicles, a searchable digital database of Indiana newspapers.

The ISL Genealogy Division and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division have transitioned to a new online catalog. The catalog allows users to search over 5,300 records containing millions of items.  Click here to read more and to access the catalog.

If you are registered with FamilySearch.org, you may obtain digital scans of microfilm through the Indiana State Library.

MORGAN COUNTY (INDIANA) GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY

The MPL Indiana Room focuses upon local (i.e., Morgan County) family histories but has additional genealogical resources available through our web site (e.g., Heritage Quest Online), on the library campus (e.g., Ancestry Library Edition), and in our print collections.

BOOK A GENEALOGY LIBRARIAN @ MCPL

Morgan County Public Library’s genealogy department (at the Martinsville main branch) offers a wonderful service for those researching genealogy and family history.  You may “book a genealogy librarian” to assist you or your group in your research.  Click the graphic above (or click here) to learn more.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH FOR HIRE

Need to hire a genealogist to research your ancestry from Morgan County (or elsewhere)?  Check with the Indiana State Library Genealogy Division or the Morgan County History & Genealogy Association.

INDIANA HISTORY ONLINE

Visit the following websites for digitized articles, images, links, and other information and resources regarding Hoosier history:

SEARCH INDIANA ARCHIVES

Search millions of records housed within the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA) by using the Research Indiana Catalog, which simplifies the process of searching the Archives’ collection by providing listings of more than a quarter of a million holdings. Some of these commonly sought-after materials include Indiana military, immigration, naturalization, institutional and vital records.

OUR INDIANA ROOM COLLECTIONS

Indiana-Related Materials

  • Books & magazines about Indiana subjects.

Local & State History

  • Emphasis on Mooresville & Morgan County history; Indiana history resources; Yearbooks for Mooresville schools; Microfilm (local newspapers, magazines); Vertical files (local & state history).

Genealogical Resources 

  • Ancestry Library Edition online genealogy & history database (onsite use only); Heritage Quest online genealogy & history database; Legacy Links (online local obituary database); Morgan County cemetery records; Local obituary card files & newspaper clippings; Vertical files (family histories, genealogies); Local family histories (books); Microfilm (genealogy); Other genealogical materials.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM LIBRARY PASS

Use your Evergreen Indiana library card to check-out the Indiana State Museum Library Pass, entitling up to four persons to free general admission, parking discounts, and more!  Click the video below for further information.  2018 UPDATE:  In addition to the Indiana State Museum, the ISM Library Pass is now accepted at 11 state historic sites.  The hours for the State Museum are now Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  They are closed on Mondays. 

EITELJORG MUSEUM PASS

Use your Evergreen Indiana library card to check-out the Eiteljorg Museum Pass, entitling you to FREE admission for up to four adults, plus an unlimited number of children or grandchildren age 17 or younger.  Free parking is available in the White River State Park garage when you use the pass.  Click here to learn more.

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