For Genealogical Research:
•Surname Database – Here you can search for the surname (last name) of your choice and determine if the name is referenced in our 1882 history book and if we have materials in our family research collection.
•Vital Records Request – Randolph County Health Department forms for vital records requests
•Cemeteries – A Database of cemeteries in the county organized by township.
•Maps – historical maps of Randolph County
•Historic Post Offices
•Indiana Magazine of History Articles
•Genealogy Research Request Form
We will be happy to help you in any way that we can with your genealogical research. We do ask for a donation for our research services or you can visit us to conduct your search for free on-site. We charge 25 cents per page for paper and digital copies plus postage. Members pay only 15 cents for copies.
Our family research book and binder collection covers two large shelving units.
Our general surname database is housed in four four-drawer filing cabinets and is continually updated.
The Clayton Collection is four tall bookcases of a large private genealogy collection that has been donated to the Museum.
Family files include biographies, pedigree charts, family group sheets, unpublished books, obits and other newspaper clippings, unframed photographs and miscellaneous notes collected when a research request is made.
Local groups and organizations have donated artifacts on display, as well as scrapbooks and past records.
Historical maps of Randolph County, towns, townships. Also, a project is to display 'school wall maps' that were dusted off from attic storage.
Past projects of volunteers include items from former post offices in the county, as well as records.
An extensive collection of bound newspapers available for research.
Extensive collection of county school records.
School pictures and pupil enrollment records and teacher license ledger from 1800s.
Marriage Indexes from 1819-1900,
Marriage application information from 1882-1900.
Marriage Bonds from 1863-1871.
Birth and Death Indexes starting in 1882.
Directories county wide and Winchester.
County History Books from 1882, 1894, 1914 and 1818-1990.
Will Abstracts 1819-1906.
Census on microfilm and indexed up to 1880.
Lists of all males over 21 in the county in 1943 & 1949.
Justice of Peace Minute Book 1825-1830.
Probated Books from 1818-1842.
Quaker (Friends) Records for Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina.
Naturalizations indexed from Civil Court Records, of early 1800s.
Jay County, Indiana.
Wells County, Indiana.
Henry County, Indiana.
Wayne County, Indiana.
The museum is staffed by volunteers. Hours vary when open.
To arrange a tour, or for private research, please complete the Online Research Request Form, or leave a telephone message.