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
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.
Gale Genealogy Connect
includes hundreds of authoritative resources formerly available only in
print or on CD-ROM, including trusted sources from Genealogy.com and
searching options help researchers find information easier than ever
before. Instead of spending hours scanning books for mentions of a
family name, users can turn to Gale Genealogy Connect for a one-stop
search across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching
eye-witness accounts of history being made, search this unique
collection! You’ll see images of newspapers just as they appeared when
first printed, including not only news stories, but also advertising,
cartoons, editorials, photographs, and more.
Boone County Genealogical Society
The Boone County Genealogical Society will meet at Sugar Plains Church on April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
group will assist boy scouts with their genealogy merit badges. Family
Tree charts will be distributed to the scouts. BCGS members will be on
hand to answer questions and will be joined by Eric Spall, Lebanon
Public Library Staff. Eric is a certified merit badge counselor.
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.
of the Boone County Genealogical Society are currently restoring "The
Old Cemetery" in Thorntown, IN. Revolutionary War and many Civil War
Veterans are buried in this historic cemetery. There is much
preservation work to be done. Please join us! For more information, please contact Jameyor Larry Truitt, Boone County Cemetery Coordinator and Cemetery Restoration Chairman for the BCGS.
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