The Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center Welcomes
The library welcomes family history researchers to the
Heritage Center. The following is a list of suggestions for anyone planning a
• Decide the branch of the family tree to research.• Bring copies of your research and leave originals at home.• Check for links to other record repositories in the county.• Search the online catalog for books and materials specific to your research.•
Call the library (765-482-3460) and ask for Heritage Center
Staff. They will provide information about other places you may plan to
visit while in the area such as cemeteries, genealogical and historical
societies, hotels and restaurants. Contacting
the library prior to your arrival will enable staff to gather vital
records pertaining to your research that may save time and ensure a
fun, rewarding and successful trip.
Mon- Tues 9 AM - 8 PM
Wed - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
Sat 9 AM - 2 PM
the Heritage Center will close at 2:00 on August 19
to set up for the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado program hosted by Bob Johns
The program will begin at 6:30.
Lebanon Public Library presents Author and Meteorologist Bob Johns
Author of "Palm Sunday 1965 in Central Indiana; The Montgomery, Boone and
Hamilton County Tornado"Tuesday August 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center
On a warm, humid Palm Sunday in 1965, at least 61 tornadoes touched down
across the Midwest states. These are the stories of the people who survived
one of these tornadoes: a mile-wide twister that ravaged the countryside
northwest of Indianapolis. On its 46-mile rampage it produced devastating
F4 damage, killing 28, injuring at least 100, and destroying 80 homes.Books for signing will be available for purchase.
New Digitized Publication
The W.P.A Index of Names of Persons and
Firms: Boone County, Indiana is now available in our Digitized
Publications page which can be found here
Index of Names of Persons and Firms boone indiana is an index to Boone
County Indiana county histories, atlases and other
local documents which was published in the late 1930’s as a Work
Administration (W.P.A.) project. The index is alphabetical, with an
abbreviation for the publication, and a page number.
Boone County Genealogical Society
Boone County Genealogical Society will meet at the Sullivan Munce
Cultural Center 205 West Hawthorne Street Zionsville, Tuesday August 26,
6:30 p.m. Program: "Indiana Migration" Presenter: Ron Darrah, Indiana Genealogical Society.
A brief Society meeting is scheduled prior to the program.
The Boone County Genealogical Society meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.
For more information contact the Heritage Center at the Lebanon Public Library. 482.3460 ext.1261.
Heritage Center Resources
The Heritage Center resources include: local atlases, maps,
and plat books, building and house histories for Boone County, Lebanon
City Directories (1893-1999), Indiana histories and reference
materials, local and school newspapers, oral histories, published family histories,
social club scrapbooks, telephone directories (1916-2013), yearbooks, and an extensive