Genealogy Resources

  • Local newspapers available on microfilm from 1833 to present. There is usually a three to four month delay on their arrival, but these dates are available electronically. Please note that newspapers frequently changed names, printing schedules, and opened and closed during the 1800s.
  • 2006 – present Lafayette Journal and Courier Article Database
  • Headline History of Tippecanoe County (1824 – 1999) by Robert C. Kriebel
    REF IND 977.295 K92 1998.
  • 1882 – 1920 Index to Death Records for Tippecanoe County
    GENEALOGY 929.3772 S632D
  • 1902 – 1952 Lafayette Journal and Courier Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages
    GENEALOGY 929.3 J86R
  • 1950 – 1969 (Missing 1954-1957), 1991 – 2002 Obituary Index from the Lafayette Journal and Courier
    GENEALOGY 929.3772 O12
  • 1995 – 1999 (see bottom of page)
  • Barcus, Conarroe (Conroe), Concord, Coby & Stingley, Farmers Institute, Fink, Hickory Grove, Kenny, O’Neall, Pinhook, Greenbush (1848 – 1860), Sickler, Spencer, Spring Grove, West Point, Wildcat, Jackson Township index, Union Township index, Wayne Township index, Wea Township index.
  • Indiana Census on microfilm
    1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, (no 1890), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Soundex to Indiana census
    1880, 1900, 1920
  • Indexes to census (book form)
    Indiana: 1807, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850
    Tippecanoe County: 1860, 1870
  • 1858 – present
    (Missing 1868, 1870, 1890, 1892, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956)
  • Central Catholic 1958 – 2001
  • Jefferson High 1913 – 2003, 2010
  • McCutcheon High 1981 – 2008
  • Southwestern High 1968
  • West Lafayette High 1920 – 1996, 2001
  • Harrison High 1986 – 2006
  • Debris 1893 – 2003
  • TCPL has a number of Indiana County Histories in book form, and most County Histories on Microfilm. They are located with the rest of the microfilm at the rear of the library.
  • Tippecanoe County, IN Index of Persons and Firms
    GENEALOGY 929.3772 T595
  • Military Service Records – Union Soldiers, Indiana
    A microfilmed list of Indiana Union Soldiers from the Civil War, listing names and which Company the soldier belonged to.
  • Muster rolls and payrolls of Militia and Regular Army Organizations in the Battle of Tippecanoe. (November 1811)
    On microfilm.