Henry County (IN) Genealogical Repositories & Resources

New Castle-Henry County Public Library

376 South 15th Street
New Castle IN 47362

Phone: (765) 529-0362  nchcpl.org

Online resources plus a wonderful Indiana Room!

Full-time Genealogist: Kathie Ward, can be reached at kathiew@nchcpl.lib.in.us

Henry County Historical Society

606 South 14th Street
New Castle, IN 47362

Phone: (765) 529-4028  HenryCountyHS.org

Hours: March through December (Closed January/February)

  • Wed – Fri: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Sat: 10 am to 1 pm

Entry Fee: $3.00 Adults / $2.00 Students / Under 6 Free / Members Free

*First Saturday of each month is free admission!*

Great genealogy library!

Henry County Genealogical Services

This treasure trove of local history information was the hard work of Mr. Bud Bush. No new information is being added at this time but what is there is worth checking, such as the Henry County Death Records, 1880-2000 (you can look up your ancestor and find the book and page number of their record to send to the registrar at the Health Department).


Henry County Courthouse

Court House (Recorder)
101 S Main Street
New Castle, IN 47362

Justice Center (Clerk)
1215 Race Street
New Castle, IN 47362


Henry County Health Department

Registrar (765) 521-7058


To obtain a non-certified or genealogy copy of a birth or death record, please send the person’s name, date of birth and/or date of death, parent’s names, and how you are related to the person. If you have reference numbers to help locate this record, please enclose that information as well (check here).

Non-certified genealogy copies of birth or death records are $7 per copy.

Send the requested information above, along with payment to:
Henry County Health Department – Vital Records
Attention: Debbie
102 Race Street, Suite 208
New Castle, IN 47362
Phone (765) 521-7058

Money orders and personal checks made payable to “Henry County Health Department” are accepted as payment.

We do NOT accept credit/debit cards.

Historic Knightstown Museum

P. 0. BOX 74

During the Winter the museum is open from
10:00 AM to Noon on Fridays and Saturdays
or by special arrangement. No charge for admission.
Phone: 765-345-7585

Knightstown Public Library

5 E Main St
Knightstown, IN 46148
Phone: (765) 345-5095
Fax: (765) 345-5377
Email: ktown_library@hrtc.net

Middletown-Fall Creek Historical Society

The museum is operated by volunteers and is usually open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm. If you are making plans to visit during these hours, please call ahead to ensure that the museum is open. You may also schedule an appointment to view the museum or conduct research at different times.

Phone Number: (765)-354-2000

Middletown Fall Creek TWP Historical Society INC.
559 Locust St.
Middletown, IN

Mailing Address:
Middletown Fall Creek TWP Historical Society INC.
P.O. BOX 63
Middletown, IN 47356

Email: contact@middletownhistory.us

Middletown Fall Creek Library

780 High St
Middletown, IN 47356-1399

Phone: (765) 354-4071

Shirley Historical Society

Join this website today, its easy! Just go to side bar and click on Register in the Members area. Fill out a few questions, not many and you’re done!

You don’t have to give any personal info or Credit Card number. We’re not selling you anything, except the chance to show a little pride in Shirley. While you’re there if you like to tell us a little about yourself or the things you like about Shirley, it’d be nice but is not necessary or required.

Once you’re a member, you can post & comment on the Forums & Blogs, as well as upload pics, put your Events on the Community Calandar, or you can e-mail it to us & we’ll do it for you.

http://www.shirleyindiana.com/ is also a “mobile website” meaning it is user friendly to those accessing it on their phones or by other means.

Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum

Write us:

Wilbur Wright Birthplace
1525 N. 750 E.
Hagerstown, IN 47346

Call us: (765) 332-2495

Or email us:  wilbur@nltc.net