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Indexes and Lists


Online Records to help your research.


Indexes and Lists

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Table of veterans who fought for the north in the Civil War (1861-1865), Jasper County Post #84 (Google Sheets)

Standard Atlas Index - 1909 Standard Atlas Index of Jasper County, searchable by name  (Google Sheets)

Local Obituary Index A collection of spreadsheets listing obituaries that can be found in the Rensselaer Republican (1910-1939 - other years to be added) and the Kankakee Valley Post-News (1938-present).  (Google Sheets)

Jasper County Cemetery Records at Find a Records added by community volunteers. Extensive records for the DeMotte area.

Jasper County Cemeteries at Google Maps A map of existing and former Jasper County Cemeteries, based on library records.

JCPL Microfilm Index Reels available for viewing at our libraries  (Google Sheets)

Rensselaer Microfilm Timeline - graphic to show which reels cover which time periods - 1835-1920 completed

Census Records

Learn how to search Census Records online at the National Archives. The indexes below feature Jasper County residents and were extracted from statewide indexes. The page number refers to what page of the census the individual is listed in. Searching for these names on available online databases, such as Ancestry or Family Search, will also provide records. You can access Ancestry for free at the library, or using the library wifi. Family Search is available for free with an account.

1840 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

1850 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

1860 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

1870 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

1880 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

U.S. Census: Why can't I find 1890 Census Records? 

1900 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana

Special 1933 Census of Rensselaer Indiana (National Archives)

Other Directories

Genealogy and Local History books at JCPL
A list of non-circulating books available in our branches

Vintage Views Index
Copies of the local history publication available for browsing at the Rensselaer Library.

Other Records available at the Library

For highlights of our collection, please see our main genealogy page.

Where records are stored in Indiana

(Appendix A of the IARA Critical Records Guidance, October 2023)