Roann Paw Paw Township Public Library

240 South Chippewa Road
P.O. Box 248
Roann , IN 46974

ph: 765-833-5231
fax: 765-833-5231

Genealogy DepARtMENT

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   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 will house 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

Family Charts/ Records/ Personal Histories:

Abshire; Abrahan/ Alexander

Baker, Simon and family

Burdge, Samuel

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

General Records:

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

Historical Atlas:

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)

Rootsweb (the library maintains a subscription to ancestry)

Wabash County Genealogy (Indiana GenWeb)

FamilySearch (hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

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.

County Histories:

1884 Wabash County History Illustrated

1914 Wabash County History

1976 Wabash County History

1953 Wabash City Directory

Fulton County Folks

Area Histories:

Roann Centennial Book

Roann's Indiana Sesquencentennial Book

Roann and Stockdale


North Manchester

Lagro Locks

Richvalley Centennial Book

New Harmony Movement

List of Paw Paw Twp. One Room Schools

Wabash CO. One Room Schools

Spring Mill, Lawrence CO IN

Church Histories:

Hopewell Church, Wabash CO IN

Paw Paw United Methodist Church

Paw Paw Twp. Early Churches

Olive Branch Church of God

Census Indexes:

1840 Indiana

1860 Wabash CO. IN

1900 Paw Paw Twp. only

1920 Paw Paw Twp. only

Full Census:

1850 Scott CO KY

1850 Lawrence CO KY

1880 Johnson CO KY

Funeral Homes:

Grandstaff Funeral Home

Cemetery Records:

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

Death Records:

1850-1920 Miami County, IN

Birth Records:

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

Copyright 2009 Roann Paw Paw Township Public Library. All rights reserved.

Web Hosting by Yahoo!

240 South Chippewa Road
P.O. Box 248
Roann , IN 46974

ph: 765-833-5231
fax: 765-833-5231