Genealogy Searches

Contact our Genealogy Department for information searches. Parke County Newspapers from 1853 to today are available on microfilm/CD. Parke County census records are also on microfilm. Newspaper obituaries are indexed on the web at It is fifteen cents per black and white copy or twenty-five cents per microfilmed copy (In House). If you want copies emailed or mailed to you, please send a large self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check or money order for $1.00 per obituary.

Genealogy Collections

We have many items that help assist you in your search for genealogy. Our research material does not circulate. However, copies are allowed to be made.
Our research material contains:

  • Parke County National Register of Historic Places
  • Parke County Veteran’s Records
  • Family Histories
  • Birth and Death Records
  • Census Records & Indexes
  • Marriage Index
  • Cemetery Listings
  • County Histories
  • Will Records
  • Microfilmed Local Newspapers from 1854
  • Parke County SAR/DAR Genealogy Records
  • Parke County Revolutionary War Veterans Records
  • Plat Maps and Many Miscellaneous Item