Main Library will close for renovation November 2019 through Summer 2021. While Main Library is closed, visit Local & Family History at our new temporary Keller Park Branch Library, opening December 2, 2019.
Local & Family History
The library can assist long distance or homebound patrons with lookups of St. Joseph County items, such as obituaries, marriage licenses, and newspaper articles. We charge a small fee for this service.
Review our St. Joseph County Obituary Index
Submit a research request: Online form or Printable form
Genealogy Roundtable Discussion Group
First Thursday of each month, 12:00pm-1:00pm in LFH department
Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss projects, share hints, and ask questions. All are welcome! Registration not required.
Most of our microfilm collection cannot be found in the library catalog, please review these documents:
LFH holds more than just books. Review our complete list of Finding Aids for archival materials including pamphlets, programs, minutes, reports, photographs, etc.
Highlighted archival collections: