The Genealogy/Local History Dept. will do research in response to personal and written inquiries. Only a limited amount of time may be devoted to each request. Letter, email, and phone requests will be answered as soon as time allows, depending on other staff demands and the number of inquiries received. Please limit your requests to 20 (obituaries) per mailing. Staff will do research in indexed, printed sources and will only search materials dealing with Sullivan and surrounding counties. If a request includes sources beyond this geographic area, staff may recommend other libraries to contact.
Requests should be in the form of one or two briefly stated questions and should include specific names and dates to search, or a range of dates within a ten year period (example 1850-1860). Your full name and mailing address MUST be included with every request. The Genealogy/Local History Dept. charges $3.00 plus postage per query. This includes up to 12 pages of material. After 12 pages, the charges are per page: $0.15 for microfilm and $0.10 for Xerox copies. Check and/or Money Orders should be made out to Sullivan County Public Library/Genealogy/Local History Dept.
Send queries to Donna K. Adams, Sullivan County Public Library, Genealogy/Local History Dept. 100 S. Crowder St. Sullivan, Indiana 47882 or firstname.lastname@example.org