Our Collection includes:
DAR Cemetery Index
Bound Census Records, 1820-1870
The Churches of Christ in Owen County with Index by Alfred de Groot
Church Records of Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul’s Congregation at Stubenville
First Bethel Baptist Minutes of Original Records, 1822-1897
History of Bethany Presbyterian Church
A History of Salem Church
Little Flock Church, Early Records, 1842-1919
Little Flock Church, Middle Period Records, 1918-1953
Little Flock Church, Late Period Records, 1953-1979
New Union Baptist Church, commonly called Carolina Church, formerly Little Flock Church, Records, 1843-1944
Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ Record Book, 1866-1909; 1911-1923
Original Records of
Olive Hill Church at Jordan Village, 1878
United Presbyterian Church of Spencer, 1870-1976
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Records
Owen County Commissioners Book 1, March 4, 1819 – May 7, 1882 and Book 2, September 3, 1882 – June 3, 1889, plus Indexes
Death Index, 1882-1920; 1920-1989
Records of West, Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, February 28, 1921 – December 3, 1985
Abner’s Journal (Taylor Township) by Abner Eugene Taylor
African Americans Found in Owen County Records, 1819-1880 by Roger Peterson
Coal City Indiana Centennial History, 1875-1975
Biographical Data on So
me of the Early Settlers of Cuba (Sante Fe), Montgomery Township, Owen County, Indiana
Focus on Sweet Owen by Owen County Preservations, Inc with photographs by Darryl Jones.
Fact or Folklore of Owen County Volumes 1 & 2 by Dixie Kline Richardson
Back Issues of the Gosport Ten O’clock News published by the Tri-State Genealogical Society
Gosport Thru the Years by Melba Haltom
The Great Bank Robberies of November 6, 1923 in Spencer, Indiana
History of Patricksburg by Joyce Van Dyke Skinner with Margie E. Byerly
A History of Patricksburg Indiana by William Riley Williams
It Came to Pass, Quincy, Indiana by Edna Hartsock Sinclair
Memories of My Boyhood Days in My Old Home Town, Gosport, Indiana by Charles R. Mason
Owen County Ancesto
rs, Volumes 1 & 2, January 10, 1992 – November 17, 2001 by Vivian Zollinger
Back Issues of the Owen County History and Genealogy Society’s quarterly newsletter, Summer, 1992 – Current
History of Owen County (1884), edited by Charles Blanchard.
History of Owen County (1994), published by the Owen County History and Genealogy Society
Owen County Interim Report: Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory
The Town of Quincy by
Indexes to Owen County references found in the Fairbanks Manuscript Collection housed at the Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington.
Owen County Index of Names of Persons and Firms compiled by Maurice Holmes, et al, 1980
Land Entry Book 1
List of Property Owners, Spencer, Indiana, 1869
Owen County Boundaries
Marriage Index, 1819-1920
Supplemental Marriage Index, 1882-1920
Owen County Miscellaneous by Charles M. Franklin (includes naturalization records and tax lists).
Inventory of Owen County Archives, 1937
Plat Books: 1971, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1995 and 2005
Abstracts of Owen County Wills before 1900
Wills and Probate Index
Index to Probate Files, 18
19th Century Tax Records (Lister’s Books) 1819-1925; 1827-1829
Owen County 1843 Tax List
Enrollment of Soldiers, Their Widows and Orphans of the Armies of the United States Residing in the State of Indiana, Owen County, for the Year 1894.
History of the Commanders and the Adjutants of the American Legion Call-Payton Post No. 285
Veterans of the American Revolution Who Settled in Owen County, Indiana from Dunmore’s War, 1774 to the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794
U. S. Military Veterans, County of Owen, Indiana
Owen County Veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict and World War I Casualties
Original Probate Records, 1826-1871 with Index
Maps and Atlases including Topographical Maps
High School Yearbooks from Spencer/Owen Valley dating to 1913 along with a small selection of yearbooks from Coal City, Freedom, Gosport and Patricksburg High Schools.
Photographs of the Quincy Graduating Classes from 1928 through 1953 along with other class photographs.
Over 200 bound Family Histories donated by various researchers
Over 2000 Family Files from Aarnick to Zulauf
Civil War Drawer
Owen County Information Files in
cluding a copy of a Plat Book from 1926 and a copy of a Telephone Directory from 1910 along with information on Schools, Parks, Houses, Businesses, Organizations and much, much more.
Researchers Directory of people researching surnames in Owen County
Newspapers on Microfilm
Spencer Evening World, December 1913-Current
Owen Leader, December 1913 – December 2005
Owen County Democrat, January 1892 – December 1944. Scattered Issues, October 1888 – September 1921
Gosport Reporter, March – December 1912; January 1914 – December 1918 (scattered issues). January 1921 – December 1944.
Owen County Journal, July 3, 1873 – April 29, 1880; December 5, 1889 – October 2, 1890.
The Republican, December 23, 1848 – August 11, 1849
CD-Roms including Owen County Wills
to 1930, Immigration Records and records relating to Indiana and other States
The Genealogy Department also has a selection of items relating to other
The Genealogy Department also maintains a selection of basic genealogical reference works for use by our Patrons. Items housed in the Genealogy Department do not circulate though there are circulating books on genealogy research in our regular collection that can be checked out. Online databases include Ancestrylibrary.com which can be accessed from the any computer at the Library and HeritageQuest.com which can be accessed from home by any Patron with internet access and a valid Owen County Library card.