Guinn Local History/Genealogy Center

Thorntown Public Library, 124 North Market Street, Thorntown, IN 46071
Phone: (765)436-7348, Fax (765)436-7011


Mission Statement for Guinn Local History/Genealogy Center

“Our mission is to foster an environment that supports the pursuit of family and local history through the development of collections, provision of instruction and facilitating networking among genealogists and historians.

Vision of the Guinn Local History/Genealogy Center

“Our vision is to be a leading genealogy and local history authority in and about our area through our development of collections, staff expertise and partnerships with other genealogical and historical organizations and repositories.”

Values of the Guinn Local History/Genealogy Center

  • The preservation of family history records and materials.
  • The preservation of local area history records and materials
  • Free access to all records
  • Delivery of services to users regardless of level of genealogy experience or expertise
  • Training materials available for loan (“how to” books and videos)
  • Confidentiality of patron requests
  • Treatment of all users with respect
  • Availability and ability of staff to respond to most users’ research needs
  • On-going learning and professional development for staff
  • The use of technology and innovation to deliver information to our users
  • Partnerships with community organizations
  • Use of resources by non-members or those outside of our community
  • Encouragement of the pursuit of genealogy and local history research

Maintained by Linda White
Updated September 16, 2014