Indiana Room

We Love Our State & We Want To Help You Learn As Much As Possible About Indiana History

The Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the Noblesville Library, houses a special collection dedicated to preserving and providing local and state history, genealogy and family history, and general information pertaining to the State of Indiana.

While the Indiana Room is only found at our Noblesville Branch, you can access many of the resources available in the Indiana Room right here on the library website. If you are looking for information about our great state’s history, you’ve come to the right place.

Visiting The Indiana Room

  Using The Indiana Room Materials

You may photocopy most resources without leaving the room. A photocopier is conveniently located in the Indiana Room for your use. Black and white copies and microfilm copies cost 10¢ each. Color copies cost 25¢ each.

Feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff for help in finding materials, using the Indiana Room collection, or in accessing genealogical collections.

Staff is also available to do limited research for you at no charge as time allows. Mail, email, or phone inquiries must be brief and specific. We ask that you pay any copy and postage costs. Obituaries found in microfilmed newspapers may be scanned and emailed at no charge.

 

  Classes & Tours

Indiana Room staff periodically offers classes in genealogy. Topics may include “using the genealogy databases”, “organizing your information”, and tips on finding relatives through military records, obituaries, and other unique sources. Visit our program calendar to register for the latest classes.

Tours of the Indiana Room are also given to small groups. Contact us at least one week ahead of time to schedule a group tour.

  Requests may be made:

Hamilton East Public Library
One Library Plaza
Noblesville, IN 46060

The Virtual Indiana Room

 Databases & Websites

If you access our online databases from within the library, simply click on the database you are interested in and begin exploring. If you wish to search on a computer outside the library, you may get an OCLC login screen that will ask for a username (your library card number) and password (your library card PIN).

If you encounter problems the first time you attempt to log in, please clear your browser’s cookies and try again.

Due to contractual agreements, not all borrower accounts may be able to access these resources from outside the library. However, we encourage you to visit our libraries anytime during our regular business hours to use the databases.

 Hamilton East Public Library Collection at Indiana Memory

 Hamilton County Histories

Genealogy Websites

  Directories & Maps:

  Other items of interest:

Many items in our collection are not available online, nor eligible for checkout, so please plan to use these during your visit to the library.

  • Local newspapers dating back to 1837 (available on microfilm)
  • Federal census records for the state of Indiana (microfilm)
  • WPA Indexes for Hamilton County
    • (birth records, 1882-1920
    • (death records, 1882-1920)
    • (marriage records, 1850-1920)
  • Family Histories File
  • Hamilton County and Indiana clippings file
  • Local high school and middle school yearbooks
  • Northeastern Reporter, 1st and 2nd series, ending in 2006
  • Indiana Magazine of History

Highlights in History:


Robbing A Train – By Wrecking it

By: HEPL Staff

Robbing A Train – By Wrecking it By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The town of Fishers and Delaware Township had a lively history prior to the First World War that has been largely forgotten.  I’ve talked about some of it before, such as the grave…

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