genealogy/local history

Manager: Rachael Scott

Telephone: (812) 537-2775 ext. 1139
Fax: (812) 537-2810
Email: Rachael Scott

Genealogy / Local History Department Hours   


11am to 7:30pm

Tuesday - Friday: 

11am to 5pm

First Saturday of the Month:

10am to 2pm

Evenings by appointment, please call or e-mail in advance.

Holdings include:   

 Available on location, with library computers or a personal device:


Available at the library and/or offsite:

  • Dearborn County Obituaries and other death records through 2020 (also check funeral home websites for Dearborn and adjacent counties)
  • Family Histories (Click for an alphabetical list)
  • Fold3 (military history, can be accessed offsite with a library card
  • Dearborn County Cemeteries (from the Dearborn County Surveyor's Office.  Zoom in and click on the yellow cemetery to access the report)


Genealogy/Local History Room:

  • Atlases/township maps with owners listed on property, beginning in 1860
  • Birth indexes (incomplete, Dearborn County Health Dept. has 1882-present day)
  • Blaisdell Family Archives  (For more information, please visit the Blaisdell Family National Association website)
  • Cemetery burials (also check Find A Grave)
  • Church records
  • City and Business Directories (from 1846-present day, some years missing)
  • Dearborn County Fair programs (containing business advertisements)
  • Divorce indexes (incomplete)
  • Family History files and books (see listing above)
  • Funeral Home records
  • Histories of Dearborn County including townships and towns
  • Marriage indexes (most records are available on
  • Mayor biographies (Lawrenceburg only)
  • Military information on local people who served and local regiments
  • Naturalization indexes (1838-1905)
  • Newspapers, 2011-2020:  searchable pdf files (only available on the Genealogy/Local History computers)
  • Periodicals for loan:  Family Tree magazine and Indiana historical magazines (INPerspective, Connections, Traces, Indiana Preservation)
  • Probate index
  • Sanborn Insurance maps for Lawrenceburg (1881-1922)
  • Yearbooks at the Main Library:  Lawrenceburg High School, City School, Junior High, and Central Junior High
  • Yearbooks at the North Dearborn Branch:  East Central High School, North Dearborn, Bright and Guilford

Of Special Interest:


Can We Borrow Your Yearbook? 

The Lawrenceburg Public Library District is looking for yearbooks We need your yearbooksmissing from its collection to digitize. We need the following yearbooks. For more information, call 812-537-2775 ext. 1139 or email

Aurora High School

Bright High School

  • Anything before 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1950

East Central High School

Guilford School

  • 1923-1935
  • 1937
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944

Lawrenceburg High School

North Dearborn High School

  • 1965
  • 1966

South Dearborn High School

  • 1980
  • 1999
  • 2016-current

Sunman High School

  • 1950
  • 1955

We have nothing from any parochial schools.

We are accepting elementary school and middle school yearbooks as well.

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