Card CatalogMaterials found in our Indiana Room include:

  • Indexes for Elkhart County Vital Records
    • Births 1882-1920
    • Deaths 1882-1920
    • Marriages 1830-1920
  • Microfilm(with reader/printer)
    • Census records 1830-1920
    • Goshen newspapers 1837— Present
    • Sanborn maps of Goshen 1886-1926
  • Goshen newspaper indexes
    • Card file 1974-1994 (obituaries and wedding anniversaries)
    • Index 1994-2007 – contact Reference Desk
    • Goshen News Index 2007-present
  • Indexes to Cemetery Records of Elkhart County
  • Elkhart County histories
  • Elkhart County plat books- 1892, 1929, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1996
  • Goshen City Directories
  • Yearbooks — Goshen High School, Bethany Christian Middle & High Schools, Goshen College.

If you would like a local obituary or other local history information mailed to you, we ask that you please send a $2.00 check to help cover copying and postage costs.

Research Databases

  • Ancestry Library:  Genealogical database with extensive coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Available only on GPL computers.
  • HeritageQuest Online:  Genealogical database of over 25,000 family and local histories, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and more. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

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