Jefferson County Historical Society

© 2008 Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First St. :: Madison, Indiana 47250 :: (812) 265-2335 ::

Jefferson County Historical Society and Heritage Center, 
      Madison, Indiana

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Library Resources

Online Indexes


Heritage Center

heritage center

615 W. First St.
Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-2335


About the JCHS Research Library

Research Library

This year our archives will be open during the winter months, Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 4:30pm.

The JCHS Research Library and Archives, located in the Heritage Center building, is a “state-of-the-art” user friendly facility that makes available to researchers and visitors our extensive collections of documents, maps, photographs, books, and other resources. Most collections have been computer cataloged for easy reference, and volunteer staff members are available to assist in locating research materials. A computer terminal with internet access is also available without charge for the convenience of researchers.

Our collections provide a wealth of useful Jefferson County information for research on genealogy, land ownership, house history, Civil War, railroad history, Madison history, and many other subjects. To find out more about our collections and their content, click on the various “Library Resources” links at the left on this page.

Research Library Hours and Fees:

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (hours may vary depending on availability of volunteer staff)
Other times by Appointment

To make an appointment or to request more information about the Research Library collections, send an e-mail to the Research Library.

There is a $5.00 fee for use of the Research Library and a $1.00 per page fee for photocopies or digital copies.

How to Request Copies by mail or e-mail:

If you cannot visit the Research Library in person, copies of material listed in our genealogy indexes can be obtained by U.S. Mail or in digital form via return e-mail .

The fees for obtaining material from the Family History Files, the Fauna Mihalko Genealogy Collection, and the Madison Death Records Collection are: a $15.00 research fee, plus a $1.00 per page copy fee, plus a $5.00 postage and handling fee. Records are only sent upon receipt of payment.

Copies can be obtained by mailing your request along with a check, money order, or credit card number to the Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250. Please address it to the attention of the Research Library.

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