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Microfilm at Jackson County Public Library-Seymour

Here’s a partial list of items on microfilm at the Seymour Public Library.

Archaeological Report & Maps of Jackson County 1874 by E.T. Cox, state archaeologist

Census Schedules, Federal:

  • Population, Jackson County & a few other locations
  • Agriculture Census 1850-1880 Jackson & some other Indiana counties
  • 3-D (Defective, Dependent, Delinquent) Census 1880
  • Manufactures Census 1850-1880 Jackson & some other Indiana counties
  • Mortality Schedules 1870-1880 Jackson & some other Indiana counties

Civil War: 50th Indiana Volunteer Infantry correspondence

County government records: Deeds & deed indexes, delayed birth certificates, marriage records, Miscellaneous Records A&B, naturalizations, negro register, order books, partitions, probate, wills

Directories: local city/county and telephone

Folklore of the Local Area & elsewhere in Indiana from Indiana Federal Writers’ Project papers at Indiana State University; Reel 10 has Jackson County material; county index available at Information Services Desk

Freeman Field official USAAF station history plus a collection of Freeman Field history by various authors

Geology of Jackson County in 1874 by E.T. Cox

Local History Collections, 2 volumes:

  • early histories of the area
  • Freeman Field Collection
  • John Cougar Mellencamp Collection
  • Reno Collection
  • John M Lewis’ A Look Back Into Seymour’s History & A Pictorial Look Back for Seymour
  • Star-Spangled Days township histories
  • more …

Newspapers for Brownstown, Seymour & a few other locations with scattered issues from 1849; Twingine Times Freeman Field newspaper 1943-1945

Riverview Cemetery, Seymour, burial records from 1882 through 2003

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora & Seymour (& other cities & towns alphabetically adjacent) from the late 1800s to mid-1900s

Vital Records WPA indexes for births, marriages, and deaths in about 66 of 92 Indiana counties from the beginning of records being kept until about 1920

World War I Draft Registration Cards for Jackson County

Yearbooks for several current & former schools in Jackson County and are available on this site

Microfilm also is available on loan from:

  • a variety of libraries and locations (charges range from free to postage to the amount charged by the lending library)
  • FamilySearch, formerly the Genealogical Society of Utah, a service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click on FamilySearch, then on Library Catalog to search. After locating the source you wish to view, click on the film number and use the online order form for your film. Choose Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Indiana, as the location to which you want your microfilm delivered)

FamilySearch microfilm on indefinite loan at JCPL-S and viewable in the library:

  • Film #1336553: Evangelische Kirche Engter (Kr. Bersenbrück) / Geburten, Heiraten, Tote 1808-1809 — Geburten 1810 [original in German script; translation: Evangelical Church Engter (Kr Bersenbrück) / Births, Marriages, Deaths 1808-1809 - Births 1810]
  • Film #1336555: Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1841-1853 — Konfirmationen 1841-1852 [original in German script; translation: Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1841-1853 – Confirmations 1841-1852]

Ask at the Information Desk for more information about any of the film available.