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The Madison-Jefferson County Public Library is committed to preserving our county’s local history and genealogy.
This project, funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, is designed to complement Madison’s 2009 Bicentennial celebration. What better way to celebrate our 200th anniversary than by preserving and making available thousands of records to aid historians and genealogists all over the world?
Our emphasis was to concentrate on transcribing and digitizing materials from our library collection that were little known, fragile or not easily found in other repositories. This task has since grown to including materials from other collections and the public at large.
We promise this effort will not end with our initial presentation, but will be an on-going project with more records and features to come.
The library deeply thanks the Community Foundation for its generosity. With them, we invite you to explore this website.
The Madison-Jefferson County site includes a variety of materials contributed by many different individuals. While the library wishes these records to be freely and easily accessible to the public, they may be protected by copyright laws. Users should assume such protections exist until or unless they learn otherwise. The materials contained on the site are for non-profit, educational and personal use. If you have any questions as to proper use of any material, please contact the library.
Research and Index transcription: Janice Barnes, Bill Anderson, Liz Habley, Shonica Hartless, Cheryl Marriage, Lisa Smitley, Amanda Pietrykowski, Joe Pietrykowski, JT Evans.
Web design Jerry Yarnetsky and Joe Lackner.
History coordination: Janice Barnes
Technology coordination: Jerry Yarnetsky
Grant coordination: Donna Errett
Project Funding: Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County and the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library.
The Jefferson County Public Library collects historical and genealogical materials from Madison, Hanover and Jefferson County, Indiana, and surrounding counties.
Books and clipping files : Our collections include books and thousands of clipping files on county, regional and Indiana history and genealogy.
Newspapers: Jefferson County newspapers from 1813 to the present are available at the library on microfilm.
Records: MJCPL genealogy records available on microfilm.
Our specialist is available...
Monday and Wednesday 1-5; Thursday 4-9 and Saturday 9-5. Ask a question online or call us at 812-265-2744.
Our local history-genealogy specialist is
Monday and Wednesday 1-5; Thursday 4-9 and Saturday 9-5. You can ask a question online or by phone at 812-265-2744.
The library wishes to thank the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County for making this website possible!
The History Rescue Project :: © 2008-2009 by the Jefferson County Public Library. 420 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250. (812) 265-2744.
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