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Spotlight: Lebanon [Indiana] Public Library

(A Note from the Editor) Permanent link
 
Lynn Betlock

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Lebanon [Indiana] Public Library

 

The city of Lebanon, which is the county seat of Boone County, is located in central Indiana. The Lebanon Public Library has made a number of indexes available on its website through the library’s Heritage Center. The files are in PDF format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

 

Cemetery Indexes


There are nine Boone County cemetery indexes on the website: Beck Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Cason Cemetery, Dover Cemetery, Moore Cemetery, Jones-Parr Cemetery, Old Eagle/Cox Cemetery, Pitzer Cemetery (also known as the Beeler Cemetery or Harmon Cemetery), and Richardson (Big Springs) Cemetery. The data fields vary from cemetery to cemetery, and include some or all of the following: last name, first name, date of birth, date of death, age at death, daughter/son of, wife/husband of, same stone, additional information, and military information. The Dover Cemetery file contains an index to the burials of veterans. The information contained in the records is as follows: full name, dates of birth and death, service information, and section/plot information.

 

Newspaper Indexes


There are a number of newspaper indexes in this section compiled from two Lebanon newspapers. The following are from the Lebanon Reporter:

 

Index to Birth Notices: This index covers the period from 2010 to 2011. The data fields are last name, first name, birth date, newspaper date, page number, father’s name, and mother’s name.

 

Indexes to Marriage Notices: There are two marriage notice indexes. One is for the period from 1945 through 1959. It is organized into two alphabetical databases by groom’s name and by bride’s name. The data fields are groom’s full name, bride’s full name, date of newspaper, page number, type, and notes. There is a key to the abbreviations found in the type field. The second index covers the period from 2010 through 2011. The data fields are groom’s full name, bride’s full name, date of marriage, date of newspaper, and page number.

 

Index to Divorce Notices: The divorce index covers the period from 1945 through 1959. It is organized alphabetically by husband’s name. The data fields are husband’s last name, husband’s first name, wife’s last name, wife’s first name, date of newspaper, page number, and type. There is a key to the abbreviations found in the type field.

 

Index to Obituaries and Death Notices: This index covers the period from 1945 through 2011. The data fields include last name, first name, date of newspaper, page number, and maiden name. There are nearly 39,000 records in the database.

 

The following indexes are from the Lebanon Patriot and Weekly Patriot:

 

Index of Divorce Notices appearing in 1870: This database contains four divorce records that appeared in the newspaper in 1870.

 

Indexes of Marriage Notices from 1870–73: There are two marriage notice indexes, covering the period between 1870 and 1873. One database is sorted alphabetically by groom’s name, and the other is alphabetical by bride’s name. The data fields are groom’s full name, bride’s full name, type abbreviation, newspaper name, date of paper, and page/column number.

 

Index of Obituaries and Death Notices: This index covers the period from 1870 through 1873. The data fields include last name, first name, death date, age at death, newspaper title, newspaper date, page number and column, born (when and where), place of death/source, father, mother, and spouse.

 

Index of Personal and Real Estate Sale Notices: This database indexes personal and real estate sale notices that appeared in the newspapers from 1870 through 1873. The data fields include last name, first name, newspaper title, newspaper date, page number and column, date of sale, and type of sale.

 

Professional Indexes


In this section the library has uploaded an index of Boone County Teachers for 1883 to 1885. The data fields include teacher’s name, township, academic year, and district number. If a teacher taught in both school years, there will be two records for that individual. There are about 250 records in the index.

 

Social Club Indexes


This section contains an index to the Roster of Sojourning Members of the Boone County Lodge for the period from 1917 through 1925. The data fields include the name, age, lodge name, lodge number, location, address, and register date.

 

Vital Records Indexes


This database indexes Boone County divorces for the period between 1830 and 1879. The records were abstracted from the Civil Order and Judgment Docket Books, which are held by the Boone County Clerk’s Office in Lebanon. The data fields in the index include last name, first name, maiden name, children, and page number.


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