Research in the Library

NMPL has over 2,000 items on genealogy, local history, and Indiana history. Most of these materials are located in the Indiana Room, and include:

-Cemetery record books for Wabash County;
-Family genealogies;
-Local area census records on microfilm;genealogy_Indiana_room
-Local newspapers on microfilm;
North Manchester News-Journal,
1882 to current
Manchester Monitor, 2001- 2007
-Obituary indexes for Wabash County;
-Vertical files; and
-Yearbooks for local schools, including Manchester College.

A copy machine is available for patron use. Copies are $0.10 for each copy on 8 1/2" by 11" paper, or $0.20 for each copy on 11'' by 17" paper.

Microfilm reader/printers allow viewing of microfilm copies of newspapers and census records. Copies are $0.10 per page.


Research by Mail or Email

Unable to come to the library? We are happy to research your questions on genealogy and local history. The first half hour of research is free, any additional research time will be billed at $10.00 per hour. Copies are $0.10 per page.

For long distance research, contact us:
-By phone: 260.982.4773
-By email:
-By mail: 
Genealogy Services
North Manchester Public Library
405 N. Market St.
North Manchester, IN 46962


Genealogy Links

Cyndi's List
Lists over 16,800 website links in 60 categories.
Find A Grave
Contains over 59 million searchable grave records. Also contains gravesite information for famous people worldwide. INGenWeb – Wabash County Genealogy
Use this page for genealogy research specific to Wabash County.
USGenWeb Project
A project to build and provide free genealogy resources for every state and county within the United States.