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Support & Help

Local & Family History

Research Assistance

The library can assist long distance or homebound patrons with lookups of St. Joseph County items, such as obituaries, marriage licenses, and newspaper articles. There may be a charge for this service.

Review our St. Joseph County Obituary Index

Submit a research request: Online form or Printable form


Most of our microfilm collection cannot be found in the library catalog, please review these documents:

Archival Materials

These items will not be available while Local & Family History Services is at Keller Park Branch.

LFH holds more than just books. Review our complete list of Finding Aids for archival materials including pamphlets, programs, minutes, reports, photographs, etc.


Donations to support our Local & Family History department are welcomed and appreciated.

Items we love:

  • Local high school yearbooks
  • City directories
  • Histories of local businesses, organizations or churches
  • Other local history items

To donate books by local authors please see Local Author Book Donation

We are happy to accept one copy of your published family history if the family has a local connection. We cannot accept research notes, notebooks, binders and most computer files. Review our Statement of Gift Form.

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Sunday closed
Monday 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

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.

Local & Family History Databases

Newspaper Databases

The St. Joe County Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate library!

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