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WAYNE COUNTY HISTORIES

R 977.263 W35 -- WAYNE COUNTY INDEX OF PERSONS AND OF
1                      FIRMS
.  Indiana Historical Society, 1982.

This is an alphabetical list of all of the names that appear in twenty of the
most useful sources about Wayne County history. Each entry lists the
name of a person or firm, an abbreviation for the book where it appears,
and the volume and page numbers. In the front of the index there is a key
to abbreviations which gives the call numbers of books we own.

*In the list below, those histories marked with an asterisk
 are listed in WAYNE COUNTY INDEX OF PERSONS AND OF FIRMS.

*R 977.263 R53 -- Bailey, John C. WAYNE COUNTY GAZETEER. 1868.
11                    (Additional copy with city directories)

*R 977.263 B583b -- Bicentennial Commission of the Old Newport Area.
11                    HISTORY OF NORTHEASTERN WAYNE COUNTY,
1                      INDIANA. 
Unigraphic, 1976.

*R 920.0772 B61a -- BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL HISTORY
1                      OF WAYNE
, FAYETTE, UNION AND FRANKLIN
1                      COUNTIES
... Lewis, 1899. 2 vol.

R 920 C58 -- Citizen’s Historical Association. BIOGRAPHICAL
1                      SKETCHES OF RICHMOND CITIZENS AND
1                      INSTITUTIONS
.

R 977.263 C63 -- CLEVENGER’S DIRECTORY OF FARMERS
1                      AND BREEDERS OF WAYNE COUNTY...

1                      Clevenger Directory Co., 1919

R 917 J68 -- COLUMBUS (Ohio) BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Berlin
1                      Printing, 1899. (Contains Richmond and other cities.)

R 977.263 C87 -- Cox, Gerald Burton. THE KENTUCKY SETTLEMENT
1                      IN WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA.
1991.

R 977.263 P88 -- DIRECTORY AND SOLDIERS REGISTRY FOR
1                      WAYNE COUNTY INDIANA.
Power, Zeller & Co., 1865.

R 929.5 E19 -- Economy Cemetery Association. SPRINGFIELD BURIAL
1                      GROUNDS LOT OWNERSHIP AND BURIAL RECORDS.

*R 811 E55 -- Emswiler, George P. POEMS AND SKETCHES
1                      RICHMOND, INDIANA.
Nicholson, 1897.

R 977.263 F29b -- Feeger, Luther. A BRIEF HISTORY OF EARLY
1                      RICHMOND.
Wayne County Historical Society, 1973

R 977.263 F29o -- Feeger, Luther. OUR HISTORY SCRAPBOOK:
1                      SETTLEMENT OF RICHMOND, INDIANA.
1                     
(A scrapbook of articles that appeared in the
1                      PALLADIUM-ITEM.)

*R 977.263 F 79 -- Fox, Henry. MEMOIRS OF WAYNE COUNTY AND
1                      THE CITY
OF RICHMOND, INDIANA. Western Pub.,
1                      1912. 2 vol.

R 977.263 H32 -- Hartig, James. GAAR HOUSES OF RICHMOND,
1                      INDIANA
. 1991.

*R 977.263 I61 -- HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY.  Interstate, 1884.
1                      2 vol.

R 977.263 H66 -- Hinshaw, Idris.  THE EARLY HISTORY OF NEW
1                      GARDEN TOWNSHIP
. 1948.

R 977.263 J76 -- Jones, Daisy Marvel. RICHMOND: EASTERN
1                      GATEWAY TO INDIANA
. Richmond City Schools, 1959.

*ATLAS TABLE -- Lake, D. J. ATLAS OF WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA.
11                    Griffing, Stevenson & Co., 1874.

*R 977.26 M15 -- McKinney, Donald. BUILDERS OF HISTORY, THE
1                      CENTERVILLE STORY
. Prinit Press, 1979.

*R 338 M29 -- MANUFACTURING AND MERCANTILE RESOURCES
1                      AND INDUSTRIES OF THE PRINCIPLE PLACES OF
1                      WAYNE, HENRY
, DELAWARE AND RANDOLPH
1                      COUNTIES, INDIANA
. 1884.

*R 977.263 M84 -- Morgan, B. F. FARMER’S DIRECTORY OF WAYNE
1                      COUNTY, INDIANA
. 1884.

*R 929 R18 -- Ranck, Cecelia. DODDRIDGE CHAPEL COMMUNITY,
11                    YESTERDAY AND TODAY
. Nicholson, 1950.

R 977.263 R53 -- RICHMOND CITY DIRECTORY/WAYNE COUNTY
1                      GAZETTEER.
1868.

R 977.263 R89 -- Royer, Donald. THE GERMAN-AMERICAN
1                      CONTRIBUTION TO RICHMOND’S DEVELOPMENT
:
1                      1833-1933. Indiana German Heritage Society. 
1                      Volume One revised 1993, Supplement 1990)

*R 977.263 S73 -- Spahr, Walter. HISTORY OF CENTERVILLE.
11                   
Wayne County Historical Society, 1966.

*R 977.263 S796 -- Starr, Lewis M. HISTORY OF BOSTON TOWNSHIP,
1                      WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA
. Indiana Press of Old Trails
1                      Echo, 1939.

R 977.263 S79 -- STARR’S MERCANTILE DIRECTORY. Starr Mercantile
9                      Agency, 1895. (Credit reports)

R 977.263 W25 -- Ward, Gertrude.  FOSLER BOTTLING WORKS AND
1                      THE FOSLER FAMILY. Neighborhood Preservation Press,
1                      1988.

*R 977.263 W32 -- Wasson, John Macamy. ANNALS OF PIONEER
1                      SETTLERS ON THE WHITEWATER AND ITS
1                      TRIBUTARIES
.  1875.

R 929.2 W353 -- Wayne County Genealogical Society, WCGS
1                      GENERATION CHARTS
. 1995. (2 vol.)

R 929.5 W74 -- Wilson, Frances Fouts, SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY
1                      LISTING
. Wilson, 1996.

*R 977.263 Y68 -- Young, Andrew W. HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY.
1                      Robert Clark and Co. 1872.

R 920.0772 Y81 -- Yount, Beverly and John Nixon. HISTORIC
1                      CENTERVILLE
. 1959.

ATLAS TABLE -- 1893 WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA ATLAS.
11                    (Plat maps listing landowners)

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DIRECTORIES / INDEXES

R 016.9293 D28 -- Dean, Arnold. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
1                      RESOURCES IN WAYNE COUNTY, IN.
1993.

R 929.2 H93d -- Dean, Arnold. RICHMOND COLONY PARTICIPANTS.
11                    ALDean, 1997.

Ask at Desk -- Dean, Arnold. RICHMOND (IN) HIGH SCHOOL
1                      SENIORS YEARBOOK INDEX
. 1996.

Ask at Desk. -- RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI DIRECTORY, 
1                      1871-1996
.
11                   
Ask at Desk -- RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI DIRECTORY
1                      2001.


Ask at Desk -- RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL PIERIAN.  1909-2000.
1                      (High school yearbooks.)

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NEWSPAPERS

Download our guide to using the online index to local newspapers



R977.263 O58 -- Marcia O’Neal has compiled several indexes of local
newspapers.  These differ from the card file by covering smaller periods of
time more thoroughly. These indexes list any time a name was mentioned
in a newspaper, for any reason, not just obituaries. Entries give name,
reason the person was in the newspaper, date, page and column number.
If more than one newspaper is indexed in a volume, there will be an
abbreviation for the paper. These indexes include the following:

R977.263 O58p2 -- AN INDEX TO NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ...1822-.
111111111111861. 1987.

R 977.263 O58p3 -- AN INDEX TO THE RICHMOND, INDIANA
11111111111 PALLADIUM 1862-1871. 1988.

R 977.263 O58p4 -- AN INDEX TO THE RICHMOND, INDIANA
111111111
PALLADIUM 1872-1875... 1990.

R 977.263 O58a -- INDEX TO THE RICHMOND, INDIANA
1                     
EVENING ITEM 1882. 1987.

R 977.263 O58a2 -- INDEX TO THE EVENING ITEM, WAYNE CO.
1                      AND VICINITY, 1883.
1987.

R 977.263 O58a3 -- RICHMOND EVENING ITEM INDEX, 1884. 1987.

R 977.263 O58a4 -- INDEX TO THE RICHMOND, INDIANA
1                     
EVENING ITEM 1885. 1989.

R 977.263 O58a5 -- INDEX TO THE RICHMOND, INDIANA
1                     
EVENING ITEM 1886. 1990.

R 977.263 O58a6 -- INDEX TO HIGHLIGHTS IN THE RICHMOND
1                     
EVENING ITEM 1887-1894. 1991.

R977.263 O58t -- INDEX TO THE RICHMOND INDIANA TELEGRAM
1                      1876-1881
. 1995. 6 vols.

R 977.263 O58Yc -- THE CENTERVILLE SERIES 1848-1865. 1987.
11111111111(These are abstracts of Centerville, Indiana newspapers
1                    which are owned by the State Library.)

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COUNTY RECORDS

These are indexes only. The actual records are located in
the County Clerk’s office for marriage records, the Recorder’s 
office for land records, and the Health Department for birth
and death records.

R 929.377263 H32 -- Dean, Arnold.  INDENTURED APPRENTICES
1                      RECORD BOOK OF WAYNE COUNTY.

R 929.377263 D28 B -- Dean, Arnold.  WAYNE COUNTY, IN AREA
1                      BIRTH AND DEATH INDEX.
 (8 VOLS.) 1980-1997.

R 929.377263 D28m -- Dean, Arnold.  WAYNE COUNTY, IN AREA
1                      MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE INDEX. 
(8 vols.) 
1                      1980-1997.

R 929.377263 D28p -- Dean, Arnold, EARLY WAYNE COUNTY,
1                      INDIANA PROBATE AND WILL INDEX
.  
1                      (Probate pre-1855, wills pre 1860.)

R 929.377263 D28n -- Dean, Arnold. EARLY NATURALIZATION
1                      RECORDS (WAYNE COUNTY, IN—PRIOR TO 1906
.)
1                      1995.

R 977.263 D28 -- Dean, Arnold.  FIRST LAND ENTRY BOOK OF
1                      WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA
.

R 929.377263 D28 --  Dean, Arnold.  WAYNE COUNTY COURT BOOKS
1                      IN THE BASEMENT OF COURTHOUSE.

R 977.263 O58L -- O’NEAL, MARCIA CORRIGAN. INDEX TO LAND
1                      ENTRY BOOK 1, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA.
1990

R 929.377263 W35p -- WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE COURT RECORDS.
1                      Wayne County Genealogical Society, 1994.

R 929.3 U58wb -- Works Progress Administration. INDEX TO BIRTH
1                      1RECORDS, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA 1882-1920.

R 929.3 U58wd -- Works Progress Administration. INDEX TO DEATH
1                      RECORDS, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA 1882-1920.

R 929.3 U58wm -- Works Progress Administration. INDEX TO
1                      MARRIAGE
RECORDS, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA
1                      1860-1920
.

R 929.3 W35a2 -- Streiby, Irene. EARLY MARRIAGES IN WAYNE
1                      COUNTY, 1811-1822
. Indiana Historical Society, 1965.

R 929.3 W35 -- WAYNE COUNTY MARRIAGES 1822-1901.
1                     
(also labeled MARRIAGES IN WAYNE COUNTY,
1                      INDIANA.
)

R 929.3 Y81 -- Yount, Beverly. MARRIAGE RECORDS OF WAYNE
1                      COUNTY INDIANA
. (This volume contains the first 8
1                      books of county marriage records.)

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CEMETERIES

R 929.5 D28 -- Dean, Arnold.  CEMETERY DIRECTORY OF WAYNE
1                      COUNTY, INDIANA.
1991.

R 929.5 G33 -- Gennett, Hazel Reid. CEMETERY RECORDS OF
1                      EASTERN WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA.

R 929.5 D64 -- DODDRIDGE CEMETERY.

R 929.5 E19 -- ECONOMY CEMETRY ASSOCIATION SPRINGFIELD
1                      BURIAL GROUNDS.

R 929.377263 C87 -- GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC RECORDS OF
1                      CIVIL WAR   SOLDIERS BURIED IN WAYNE COUNTY,
1                      INDIANA.
2001.

R 929.5 L95 -- Lumpkin, Diane. JORDAN CEMETERY RECORD. 

R 929.5 L97 -- LUTHERANIA CEMETERY GRAVE LOCATION GUIDE.

R 9292.1 D23re -- REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS AND PATRIOTS
1                      OF WAYNE CO
.

R 929.1 D23re2 -- REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS BURIED IN
1                      WAYNE COUNTY
, 1980.

R 929.5 w74 -- Wilson, Frances Fouts.  SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY
1                      LISTING
, 1996.

R 929.5 Y81 -- Yount, Beverly. TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS IN
1                      WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA. 1968. (Index in vol. 4.
1                      Names in parentheses are usually the maiden names of
1                      women who are buried with their husband’s family.)

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COUNTY RECORDS OF INDIANA ON MICROFILM

R 977.263 M478 -- Mc Cafferty, Carol. GUIDE TO THE CONTENTS OF
1                      CRIMP MICROFILM FOR WAYNE COUNTY
. 1989.

This is a guide to the microfilm of records gathered by the County
Records of Indiana on Microfilm Project (CRIMP), filmed at
Morrisson-Reeves Library in 1988 and 1989. These records include
information of interest on genealogy and local history that were
gathered from individuals and organizations throughout the county.
Cemetery, church, school, funeral home, and club records are included,
along with family histories, school yearbooks, city directories and other
miscellaneous sources of genealogical records. Check the guide to see
which rolls of microfilm you need, and ask someone in the Reference
Department to get them out for you.

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CENSUS

Microfilm:         We have Wayne County census on microfilm for
1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920.

977.263 N62 -- Nicholson, Kenneth. INDEX TO THE CENSUS OF CLAY
1                      TOWNSHIP.
(Photocopies of the Clay Township Census
1                      1850-1910.)

 

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CENSUS INDEXES

R 312 C39 -- CENSUS OF INDIANA TERRITORY FOR 1807.

R 312 H47 -- 1820 FEDERAL CENSUS FOR INDIANA.

R 312 J14a3 -- INDIANA 1830 CENSUS INDEX.

R 312 I39 -- INDEX 1840 FEDERAL CENSUS INDIANA.

R 312 J14a5 -- INDIANA 1850 CENSUS INDEX.

R 312 I39a8 -- INDIANA 1860.
There are separate volumes for the north, south, and Marion county.
Wayne County is listed with the south.

R 977.263 N62 -- Nicholson, Kenneth J. INDEX TO CENSUS OF
1                      POPULATION, CLAY TOWNSHIP, WAYNE
1                      COUNTY, IN.
This includes an index and photocopies of the
census for 1850-1880 and 1900-1910.

R 929.3 U58wc -- INDEX TO SUPPLEMENTAL RECORDS, FEDERAL
1                      CENSUS 1880, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA.
This indexes books which were once located at the County Clerk’s office
but which are now lost. It does not index the 1880 microfilm. It still has
some usefulness, however, for a quick check to see if someone was in the
county in that year.  For more information, ask a Reference librarian to
show you the1880 Census on CD.

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ARCHITECTURE

R 917.72 I39h -- INDIANA HISTORIC SITES AND STRUCTURES
1                      INVENTORY, WAYNE COUNTY INTERIM REPORT.
1                      (EXCLUDING RICHMOND)

R 977.263 H32 -- Hartig, James and Gertrude Ward. GAAR HOUSES.
11111111111 1
Neighborhood Preservation Services, 1991.

WC 720.2 W48 -- THE WERKING & SON COLLECTION OF
1                      ARCHITECTURAL RECORDS AT THE DRAWING AND
1                      DOCUMENTS ARCHIVE, COLLEGE OF
1                      ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, BALL STATE
1                      UNIVERSITY. 1990.
This lists the architectural drawings of about 90 Wayne County area
buildings. The book is in the Wayne County Collection, not with the
genealogy books.

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