Fort Branch & Haubstadt Public Library

Hours & Locations

    • Fort Branch Public Library

      107 E Locust St.
      Fort Branch, IN 47648

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      Phone: 812-753-4212

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Tues: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Thurs: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (1st & 3rd)

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    • Haubstadt Public Library

      101 W. Gibson St.
      Haubstadt, IN 47639

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      Phone: 812-768-6005

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Tues: 8:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Thu: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (2nd & 4th)

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Resources

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.

Microfilm
  • 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
Yearbooks
  • Fort Branch High School: 1922-1932, 1935-1942, 1946-1974
  • Haubstadt High School: 1968-1970, 1972-1974
  • Gibson Southern High School: 1975-current
Genealogy Books

(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  • The DeLong Collection: A donated collection of photos, memorabilia, and historical documents collected by the members of the family of John V. DeLong.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.
Other Materials
  • Each issue of The South Gibson Star-Times since the 1960s
  • Blueprints of some local churches and transportation lines
  • Local Family Genealogies, and more

Online Resources

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.

Visit Inspire

Shows a variety of military records from photos to documents, and contains other searchable databases.

Visit National Archives

This database can only be accessed using a library computer. Ancestry is a vast database of records and entries include original source information.

Visit Ancestry

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.

Visit IN.gov

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.

Visit Family Search

Easily compose legal documents in categories such as: business, contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, divorce, and more.

*You must log in with your library card number.

Visit NuWav