In-House Historical Resources
These resources can be accessed at the Fort Branch & Haubstadt Library. Many of these materials cannot be checked out, but patrons are able to come and utilize them. We can make copies of some documents or pages.
- Fort Branch Times: 1917-1959 (various years in between – not all complete issues), 1966-1985
- South Gibson Star-Times: 1985-2017
- Your Community Star: 1952-1956
- Population Schedules of 8th US Census of Marion County, 1860-1880
- Gibson County Circuit Court Records (various entries), Marriage Records and Wills
- Fort Branch High School: 1922-1932, 1935-1942, 1946-1974
- Haubstadt High School: 1968-1970, 1972-1974
- Gibson Southern High School: 1975-current
(Can be found through our online catalog.)
An Indiana section, which contains books that were locally published about this area as well as records of local data from the 1900s
We carry many helpful books about genealogy research and tips for tracking your family history.
Local History Collection
- The DeLong Collection: A donated collection of photos, memorabilia, and historical documents collected by the members of the family of John V. DeLong.
- Other donated historical items such as letters, company newsletters, photos, and more.
- Each issue of The South Gibson Star-Times since the 1960s
- Blueprints of some local churches and transportation lines
- Local Family Genealogies, and more
These resources are available online either for free or with your library card or a library computer.
Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. This is a collection of online academic databases and other informational resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.
Shows a variety of military records from photos to documents, and contains other searchable databases.
This database can only be accessed using a library computer. Ancestry is a vast database of records and entries include original source information.
Through the Indiana State Library, this site includes all Indiana cemeteries complete with pictures and marriage, death, and birth records. The Indiana County Research Guide is a good place to start.
Associated with the Latter Day Saints, this site contains one of the largest genealogy databases available. Create a free account and start building your family tree.
Easily compose legal documents in categories such as: business, contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, divorce, and more.
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