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A guide to research materials available at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library

Greene County Histories

Greene/Sullivan County History 1888- (history by townships and topics as well as biographical sections)

Uncle Jack Baber’s Early Greene Co. History 1875 (If found in black notebook index, refer to index in current volume for correct page)

Greene County Memoirs 1908 (3 vol., photocopied with green cover, spiral binding)

Greene County History 1989- (Indexed in back, family members submitted this information)

Early Greene County Settlers from Southern States, Franklin photocopies in blue notebook with Chartreuse labeling)

Pictorial History of Greene Co., IN 1993

Cemetery/Death Records

Index to Greene County Death Records 1895-1996 (WPA)

Greene County Obituary Project 1800s – Present (coverage varies)

Grandview (Bloomfield) (Index in back, light blue paper, map of cemetery in front of book)

Cemeteries of Eastern Greene County (2 vol., 2nd vol. is index; light blue paper, arranged by location in cemetery – can use to find marker)

Cemeteries of Eastern Greene County Revised Edition (1994) (in alphabetical order within townships; must check each individual township for index – deep green spiral binding)
Western Greene County Cemeteries I & II (orange paperback)

Fairview (Linton) (beige paperback; index at back, cemetery diagram in front)

Crane Cemeteries

Gone But Not Forgotten (Cemeteries & Narratives), Millie Uland, Author, 1986 (Covers Eastern Greene County information about old communities, schools,cemeteries and family history, comments & pictures. Be sure to refer to it if person was from Eastern part of county.)

Owensburg Cemetery, Sept. 1995 (Alphabetical listing)

Pleasant (Kentucky) Ridge Cemetery

Various church graveyard lists

Birth Records

Index to Greene County Birth Records, 1885-1997 (5 books)

Naturalization Records

Original Naturalization Applications in Greene County, IN (index in back)

Census Information

The Indiana Enumeration of Males, 1820 – (book – alphabetical by county. Look in Knox County [Widener, Washington]. Some Eastern area was in Orange County at this time)

1820 Census of Surrounding Counties (microfilm – Greene County did not exist – look in Knox County for Western part of county. Look in Orange County for Eastern part.)

1830-1920 Greene County

1840 Paper Index (Microfilm)

Newspapers on Microfilm

Bloomfield News, 1888 – Current

Evening World, September 1974 – April, 2001

Church Records/Histories

Hicks Church History

Tulip Church of God Cemetery & Plot Information

First United Methodist Church

Cross Roads United Methodist Church

Simpson Chapel Methodist Church

Hebron Regular Baptist Church

Furnace Christian Church

Richvalley Church

Marriage Records

Micro-Fiche of Marriage Records Index 1821-1970 (Must get actual copies at courthouse)

Paper Index of Early Marriages 1822-1845

Paper Index of Early Marriages Oct. 1910 – June 1912

Some Virginia Marriages (Vol. 1, 1700-1799, paper; Vol. II, 1800 – 1825, paper; both have indexes)

Owen County Marriages

Lawrence County Marriages (Book A & B, Index – pink cover)

War Records

Greene/Sullivan History 1888

Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of American Revolution Buried in Indiana (Vol. 1, 1938 – county listing in front, alphabetical name information following; Vol. II, 1966 – alphabetical name, no county lists, includes index to Vol. I in back; Vol. III, 1980 – additional individuals p. 55, additional info on people in vol. I & II, p. 81 has French patriots)

Service Records World Wars I & II Eastern Greene County (pictures included, arranged alphabetically)

Pension Lists of American Revolution 1792-1795 (with other Revolutionary War Pension Records)

The Pension List of 1820 (Indexed in back)

Civil War Letters of Col. Elijah H. C. Cavins, 14th Indiana Regiment

Civil War Letters of Aden C. Cavins (E. 59th Indiana Volunteers & 97th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers)

General Records

Bloomfield High School Yearbooks (set not complete)

Eastern High School Yearbooks (set not complete)

Directory of Public Records for Surrounding Counties

Family Histories

Download our complete list of family histories by clicking here

Other Indiana County Histories

Monroe, Brown & Morgan Co. History

Knox Daviess County History

Boone County History

Owen Co. Historical Society Bulletin

Springville, Indiana: Village in Spring Creek

Thirty Three Years in the History of Lawrence County, Indiana (1958)


Traces (1993- )

Hoosier Genealogist (1988 – 1996)

Daughters of the American Revolution (1952-1996)

Indiana Magazine of History (1967 – 1998)

Genealogical Helper (1959 – )

Guides/Source Books/Other States

Ancestry Red Book (map of state with counties and county seats, p. 184; address, date formed, parent county; birth, marriage, death, land, probate court date, p. 171)

Antique Handy Book (Indiana – p. 44)

Colonists in Pennsylvania

Family History for Fun & Profit

Finding Your Roots

Genealogy Online

Hoosier Ancestors

International Vital Record Handbook

Know Your Ancestors

Our French Canadian Ancestors

Pennsylvania Colonial Record

Searching for Your Ancestors

Forms for Genealogy Information

Charge: 10 cents per sheet

Family Group Sheets – several varieties

Pedigree Sheet – several varieties

Research Logs

Vital Information Request Forms

International Vital Records