Local History & Genealogy Resources available at the library

We collect historical and genealogical materials from Jefferson County, Indiana, and surrounding counties.

Books

County, regional and Indiana history and genealogy. Search our catalog.

Clipping Files

Thousands of local and family history clippings.

Newspapers

Jefferson County newspapers from 1813 to the present are available on microfilm.

Records

MJCPL genealogy records available on microfilm


Jefferson County newspapers available on microfilm

The Madison-Jefferson County Public Library has the following newspapers on microfilm for viewing at the library. Copies of Jefferson County newspapers are also available at the Indiana State Library.

CITY

TITLE

YEAR

DATES

BROOKSBURG

Brooksburg Sun

1886-1891

Aug.1886 to Sept. 1891

BROOKSBURG

Brooksburg Sun

1892-1906

Sept. 1892 to Sept. 1906

HANOVER

Hanover Hearld

1920

Jan 9 Mar 12 Mar 19 Apr 2-16 Apr 30 May 7 Jun 9

HANOVER

Standard

1835

Feb 6-Dec 31

HANOVER

Hanover Union

1916

Jul 8-Sep 16

MADISON

Madison Daily Banner

1848-1850

June 1, 1848 to May 31, 1850

MADISON

Madison Daily Banner

1851

Mar 22

MADISON

Madison Daily Banner

1851-1853

June 2, 1851 to Dec.31, 1853

MADISON

Madison Daily Banner

1854

Feb 21

Dec 29

MADISON

Christian Messenger

1845

May 1

MADISON

Christmas Herald

1875

Dec16-17

MADISON

Weekly Citizen

1873-1874

Sept. 1873 to Sept. 1874

MADISON

Madison Weekly Courier

1839-1899

Dec.14, 1839 to Dec.27, 1899

MADISON

Madison Daily Courier

1849-1900

Apr.30, 1849 to Dec.31, 1900

MADISON

Madison Daily Courier

1908-Present

Mar.12, 1908 to Present

MADISON

Madison Weekly Democrat

1860

May 29

MADISON

Madison Democrat

1875

Jan 16

Mar 13

MADISON

Madison Weekly Democrat

1891-1893

Nov.12, 1891 to Aug 10, 1893

MADISON

Madison Twice-A-Week Democrat

1893-1894

Aug.15, 1893 to June 29, 1894

MADISON

Madison Twice-A-Week Democrat

1894

Dec 24

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1890-1894

Apr.5, 1890 to June 30, 1894

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1895

Feb 25 Dec 20

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1896

Apr 22 Nov 18 Dec 8 Dec 11

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1897

Sep 1-Dec 31

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1909

May 12

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1911

Dec 30

MADISON

Madison Daily Democrat

1913

Mar 28 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 21

MADISON

Madison Free Press

1867

Dec 14

MADISON

Madison Free Press

1868

Jun 20 Jul 18 Oct 17

MADISON

Madison Free Press

1870

Feb 26 Mar 5 May 7 Sep 3 Oct 15 Oct 22

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1875

Dec 30

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1876

Apr 27

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1876-1877

Nov.16, 1876 to Dec.26, 1877

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1880-1883

Jan.7, 1880 to Dec.26, 1883

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1884

Jan 9 Feb 21 May 15

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1887-1888

Oct.6, 1887 to Dec.27, 1888

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1891-1892

Jan.1, 1891 to Dec.29, 1892

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1913

Jan 9-Dec 25

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1914-1916

Aug.6, 1914 to July 27, 1916

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1917-1921

Oct.4, 1917 to Dec.29, 1921

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1922

Jan 5 -Mar 30 Apr 16-Jul 20 Aug 3-Oct 5 Dec 4

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1923-1925

Jan.4, 1923 to Dec.31, 1925

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1940

Jun 13

MADISON

Madison Weekly Herald

1941-1943

Sept.11, 1941 to May 6, 1943

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1884-1886

Jan.25, 1884 to Dec.31, 1886

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1888-1891

Mar.26, 1888 to July 25, 1891

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1891

Aug 7 Aug 8 Oct 16 Nov 16 Nov 21 Dec 2

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1892

Mar 23 Apr 11 Nov 8 Dec 13 Dec 22 Dec 28 Dec 30

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1893-1895

Jan.2, 1893 to June 29, 1895

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1896

Mar 17 Apr 22 Apr 24 May 4 Aug 3 Sep 18 Nov 7

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1897

Jan 29 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 28 Oct 6 Oct 14 Nov 19 Dec 30 Dec 31

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1898

Jan 1 Jan 14 Jan 22 Mar 7 Apr 12 Aug 8

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1899

Feb 1 Feb 10 Feb 16 Nov 18 Nov 22

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1901

Jun 28 Nov 15 Dec 24

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1912-1915

Oct.1, 1912 to Mar.31, 1915

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1915-1916

Oct.1, 1915 to June 30, 1916

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1916-1918

Sept.1, 1916 to June 29, 1918

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1918

Jul 1-31 Oct 1-Nov 30

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1919-1920

Jan.2, 1919 to Sept.30, 1920

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1921

Nov 4

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1922-1939

Mar.2, 1922 to Dec.30 1939

MADISON

Madison Daily Herald

1940

Mar 30

MADISON

Jefferson County Journal

1973

Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 22

MADISON

Lyceum’s Offering

1855

Mar 1

MADISON

Daily Madisonian

1851-1852

July 26, 1851 to Sept.25, 1852

MADISON

Weekly Madisonian

1853

Jan 26 Feb 16 Mar 30

MADISON

Madisonian

1854

May 31

MADISON

Madisonian

1920- 1921

Sept.27, 1920 to May 23, 1921

MADISON

Mirror

1964

Aug 13

MADISON

Madison Weekly News-Letter

1860

Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 14 Dec 26

MADISON

Madison Weekly News-Letter

1861

Jan 9 Mar 20 Aug 5

MADISON

Madison Weekly Progress

1871

Oct 26

MADISON

Madison Weekly Progress

1872

Oct 10

MADISON

Madison Weekly Progress

1873

Feb 27

MADISON

Madison Weekly Progress

1874

May 14 Jul 2 Jul 9 Oct 15 Oct 22

MADISON

Madison Weekly Progress

1875

Jul 29 Sep 30

MADISON

Madison Progress

1872

Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28

MADISON

Madison Progress

1873

Jan 8 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 19 Apr 24 Jun 5 Jun 19 Dec 11 Dec 18

MADISON

Madison Daily Progress

1872

Sep 23 Oct 11 Oct 19

MADISON

Indiana Republican

1817-1820

Jan.16, 1817 to Oct.1820

MADISON

Indiana Republican

1821-1828

May 1821 to Dec. 1828 (scattered issues)

MADISON

Indiana Republican

1829-1833

Jan.1829 to Aug. 1833

MADISON

Republican Banner

1833-1836

Aug.22, 1833 to Dec,1836

MADISON

Republican Banner

1844-1848

Apr.1844 to Mar.22, 1848 (scattered issues)

MADISON

Rivertown New

1972-1974

Aug.1972 to Oct. 1974

MADISON

Dollar Weekly Star

1879

Apr 16-Dec 31

MADISON

Dollar Weekly Star

1881-1883

Nov.26, 1881 to Dec.28, 1883

MADISON

Madison Daily Evening Star

1877-1884

Feb.2, 1877 to Aug.2, 1884

MADISON

Madison Daily Times

1859

Sep 9

MADISON

Madison Weekly Tribune

1851-1852

Apr.12, 1851 to Jan.21, 1852

MADISON

Madison Daily Tribune

1851-1852

Aug.7, 1851 to Jan.19, 1852

MADISON

Western Clarion

1822

Mar- Sep 18

MADISON

Western Eagle

1813-1814

Aug.1813 to Apr.8, 1814 (scattered issues)

MARBLE HILL

Era

1894-1896

Apr.5, 1894 to Nov.19, 1896


Genealogy records available on microfilm

The following is a list of genealogy records available on microfilm at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library and whether indexes are available.

Indiana census records: MJCPL has federal census enumeration lists for all 92 Indiana counties on microfilm from 1820 through 1930. We have Soundex for the 1880, 1900 and 1920 census. We have printed indexes for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 census years.

Kentucky census records: All counties through 1910 with Soundex for 1880, 1900 and 1910. Printed indexes available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870.

Note: Nearly the entire 1890 census was lost to fire and are unavailable.

Jefferson County Cemetery Records (DAR, 1941): Microfilm Information taken from tombstones. None after 1941. Index available.

Jefferson County Deed Records: 1811-1886 on Microfilm. Must have approximate date for look-up service.

Jefferson County Marriage Records: Indexed, 1811-1905. Microfilm.

Military Records: Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers on Microfilm This is an index only and is for the state of Indiana.

Jefferson County Naturalization Records: Apr. 1853-Oct. 1904. Microfilm. Index available.

Jefferson County Probate Records: 1811-1918 on Microfilm Must have approximate date for look up service. Separate index on microfilm for grantor and grantee in chronological order.

Jefferson County Wills: July 1853-Dec. 1924 on Microfilm. Must have approximate date for look up service. Index at the beginning of each record book on the microfilm.