The Edward L. Hutton Research Library houses thousands of family history books and folders. There are also records and indexes of the following:
Birth Index (records are available from the health department)
Marriage index (records are available at court house)
Lawrence County directories and phone books
There are also many helpful books for your geneaology research including:
Many Lawrence County history books
The library also houses the following helpful materials:
Maps: Cemetery, Lawrence County, various other counties and states
Microfilm: Lawrence County miscellaneous, Schools
Photos: Limestone Industry, Lawrence County miscellaneous, Schools
Library visitors can make copies of most library materials.
8.5 x 11 -- 20 cents
8.5 x 14 -- 30 cents
11 x 17 -- 50 cents
If You Are Unable to Visit The Library
For a fee of $20/hour, library staff will research your request. Contact librarian, Joyce Shepherd.
The minimum fee for genealogy research is $20, plus the cost of copies and postage. Most deeds, wills, marriage and probate records are located at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Copies from Courhouse offices are $1 per page. You will have to contact the Courthouse for this information.
Please send your Lawrence County queries to:
The Lawrence County Museum of History
929 15th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
Queries can be published in the museum members' newsletter "The Seedling Patch," at your request. Please include all contact information you would like published with your query.