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Author: Reann Poray

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 1:00pm in the McMillan Meeting Room. Our topic: Genealogy Show and Tell: Family Recipes Edition Who doesn’t love traditional family dishes and all the sensory memories they invoke? We will gather in the...

Platted in 1833, Plainfield, Indiana, has seen a lot in its 180-year existence. Experience Plainfield's transformation over the years in a visual presentation by the Indiana Room's Sarah Wright.  Featuring pictures from the Indiana Room’s photograph collection, this program will take you on an online...

Preserving history is a mission of the Indiana Room. We wanted to be sure to capture this moment in pandemic history and document it for the future. Thanks to the Plainfield residents who participated in our Oral History project. Listen in their own words how...

The Indiana Room has a tremendous collection of photographs of Plainfield, Guilford Township, and Hendricks County.  One of the most popular collections are the aerial photos of Plainfield, Indiana.  Come browse the Photograph Database and fly over this unique view of our town! Use the...

Be part of history! Share your pandemic story! Imagine a person 100 years from now is researching the Great 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  They want to know how the community of Plainfield, Indiana was affected by the international crisis.  What kinds of things do you think they...

As the Irish-American poet Thomas Augustine Daly said, "For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!"  In celebration of the Emerald Isle we have plenty of materials available, from online databases to novels, from children’s stories to e-books.  Here are just a...

We're pleased to let you know that the library now subscribes to ProQuest's HNP Indianapolis Star newspaper database.  This resources of digitized newspapers covers 1903-2004.  Enjoy browsing the paper, or looking for specific items such as obituaries, advertisements, or family news.  The database is free...

Come Explore Your Family History with the Indiana Room!  Are you curious about your ancestry?  Maybe DNA is your thing?  Drop by the Indiana Room where genealogy is our thing!  Try out (free) some of our many online genealogy databases (including Ancestry.com, Family Search, World...

The Indiana Room has thousands of historic photographs of Plainfield and Hendricks County, Indiana.  We've been steadily digitizing the pictures in the collection and making them available online.  Browse our online photograph database and see what you find!  We suggest using the DESCRIPTION field for...

Did you know the library can help you locate historic marriage records from Hendricks County? Index to Marriage Records Hendricks County, Indiana SEARCH DATABASE This project was originally indexed by the Indiana W.P.A.  Original records are located in the Hendricks County Clerk's Office, Danville, IN. For information on...