Explore local and family history using the Indiana Room’s valuable resources.

The Indiana Room

The Indiana Room collection covers the great history of Henry County and its surrounding areas. Resources include census records, local family histories and microfilm. In addition, the collection includes a full card index for The Courier-Times, 1848-1989.

We also have computers, computer connection points, a photocopier, scanner and microfilm readers available for your use.


Kathie Ward serves as the library’s part-time genealogist and enjoys helping you find answers to your family history questions.

(765) 529-0362, ext. 1368

Kathie is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, between 9am and 5pm.

Resources Available


  • New Castle city directories
  • Death records index (1882-2000)
  • Marriage records index (1850-1920)
  • Birth records index (1882-2000)
  • US Census for Indiana
  • Cemetery records
  • Deed index
  • Pioneer certificates
  • NCHS yearbooks
  • Henry County Schools Jr/Sr Yearbooks
  • Indiana history books


Card Index for The Courier-Times, 1848-1989


  • Local newspapers
  • South Mound and West Lawn Cemetery  records
  • 5th District Civil War military and draft records
  • Indiana vital records indexes


Subject files include information such as newspaper articles from the Courier-Times and other local papers, historical records of local organizations, family histories, genealogical records, information from county agencies and pamphlets.