The Roann Public Library has been serving the public for 95 years. The Library itself is a living history. We continue to strive toward embracing our past while looking to the future.
Our ever-expanding collection of local history and genealogical holdings are available whether you are a beginner to genealogy or you've been researching for years!
Our Director,with over 30 years genealogical research experience, would be happy to assist you in any local research endeavors. Click on the link to see our list of holdings.
We also make the research database of Ancestry.com available to patrons. Access is free, any copies made will cost 10 cents per page.
We will GLADLY accept any bound church, school, business, or family histories from Wabash or Miami Counties.
We will GLADLY accept any photos of Roann houses, businesses, churches or families!
Our new INDIANA ROOM houses displays and research, as well as become the official depository of the Roann High School memorabilia and the 2003 Roann Sesquincentennial Community Quilt.
If you would like us to add your info. to our research registry here, at the library, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Charts/ Records/ Personal Histories:
Abshire; Abrahan/ Alexander
Baker, Simon and family
Dean, Thomas (journal)
Patterson, Daniel B. and family
Ranck, William and family
Russell, Enoch and Elizabeth (Collins)
Sullivan, Wilbur (memoirs)
Slocum, Frances (Miami County)
Owen, Robert/ New Harmony
Dawald, Earl (will)
Dwight, Margaret Van Horn; (journal) "Journey to Ohio in 1810"
"The Search for Henry Cross"
Desc. of Jacob Fransisco- Genealogy of the Sisco Family, by Donna Sisco
Desc. of Raliegh Darnell 1789-2000, by Donna Sisco
Ancester Charts Vol. 1 Wabash Genealogical Society
Pedigree Charts Vol. 3 Wabash Genealogical Society
Collection of Wabash County Bible Records, 1997
The Ballards in Indiana, by Charles Edward Ballard
Day family photos
Record of Return of Births, Deaths, and Contagious Diseases; Town of Roann belonging to Dr.s G.P.& J. G. Kidd 1903-1907
1919 Roann and Chili Phone Directory
100th Anniversary of the State Exchange Bank, Roann, Indiana 1882-1982
Restoration of St. Patrick's Organ- Lagro, IN
Retailer's Bonds, Wabash CO. 1887-1892
Junk Dealer's Licenses 1919-1948
Life in Wabash County- Newton Fowler diary
Early Wabash County Doctors and Their Medicinal Herbs
High Schools of Wabash County, Vol. 1- Somerset 1898-1962
Gold Star Honor Roll (WWI)
Memorial Record of N. E. Indiana
Furniture Makers of Indiana
D.A.R. Patriot Index, Vol. 1-3 Centennial Edition, 1990
1876 Indiana Atlas
1875 Wabash County, Indiana Atlas
Roann Clarion (Roann's Newspaper from 1902-1940) on Microfilm: Note- be prepared to take notes by hand. Our microfilm reader is not also a printer.
Online Genealogical search sites:
GenForum (search by surname)
Ancestry.com (the library maintains a subscription to ancestry)
Wabash County Genealogy (Indiana GenWeb)
Miami County Genealogy (Indiana GenWeb)
FamilySearch (hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
Medical Family Tree ( Download and fill out your medical family tree)
Find a Grave (Search over 56 million graves)
Below is a general list of Indiana History/ Local Genealogical Holdings here at the Library. These items are not available to be checked out, however you may have copies made for a small fee. The staff is always happy to assist you any way we can.
1884 Wabash County History Illustrated
1914 Wabash County History
1976 Wabash County History
1953 Wabash City Directory
Fulton County Folks
Roann Centennial Book
Roann's Indiana Sesquencentennial Book
Roann and Stockdale
Richvalley Centennial Book
New Harmony Movement
List of Paw Paw Twp. One Room Schools
Wabash CO. One Room Schools
Spring Mill, Lawrence CO IN
Hopewell Church, Wabash CO IN
Paw Paw United Methodist Church
Paw Paw Twp. Early Churches
Olive Branch Church of God
1860 Wabash CO. IN
1900 Paw Paw Twp. only
1920 Paw Paw Twp. only
1850 Scott CO KY
1850 Lawrence CO KY
1880 Johnson CO KY
Grandstaff Funeral Home
Falls Cemetery, Wabash
Roann Community/ I.O.O.F. Cem.
Roann Community Burial Permits (1990- present)
Cem. Records of Wabash County by Lester Binnie
Maps of Wabash County Cemetries
Map of Roann Community/ I.O.O.F.
Enterprise/Tombaugh Cem. (Miami CO)
Miami County Cemteries, Vol. 2
Veterans buried in Chili Cemetery
1996 Wabash Plain Dealer
1998 Wabash Plain Dealer
1998 N. Mancheste News Journal
1998 Roann area (file)
2004-present Wabash County Newspapers
1850-1920 Miami County, IN
Pre 1882 Indiana Births from Secondary Sources
| Underground Railroad:|
The Invisible Road to Freedom Through Indiana
Walkin' The Wabash
The U.R. and the antislavery movement in IN
U.R. Research in Select Indiana Counties