The Special Collections Department was opened in August 1976 on the second floor of Willard Library. Shortly afterwards The Tri-State Genealogical Society was formed and has always maintained a congenial and collegial partnership with The Special Collections Department.
A Sample of Holdings
Baltimore Passenger Lists (1820-1871)
New Orleans Passenger Lists (1820-1875)
American State Papers
Federal Census for IL, IN, KY
Indiana WPA Indexes
Indiana County Histories
Pennsylvania Archives (Colonial Series and Series 1-9)
New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Published Archives of Maryland (1847-1989)
Official Records of Union and Confederate Armies
Vanderburgh County Resources
Vanderburgh County Archives
Vanderburgh County Marriage Books
The Tri-State Genealogical Society (TSGS) has been serving Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Western Kentucky researchers for 35 years. We hope you will enjoy your visits to our homepage and find the information useful. If you are yet a member of TSGS, we invite you to join us to take full advantage of Membership Benefits which includes our quarterly publication, The Packet.
About The Tri-State Packet
The Packet is the official publication of the Tri-State Genealogical Society and is published September, December, March, and June. Membership is $15.00 per year and is due in June of each year. The first issue of The Packet will be received in September. Late memberships paid after a mailing of The Packet will receive all issues due them at the next mailing. Back issues of The Packet are available for $3.50 each or $14.00 per volume, postage paid. Indiana residents add 5% state sales tax. Free replacement of copies are sent only when notice of non-receipt is received by the Society within 90 days of date of publication. If you have recently moved, the Post Office will not forward The Packet to your new address. Please let TSGS know your change of address.
Articles for submission in The Packet may include previously unpublished family or public records.
Materials for publication may be sent to:
c/o WILLARD LIBRARY
21 FIRST AVENUE
EVANSVILLE, IN 47710
The Packet does not publish family group charts, but will place them in the files of Willard Library for the benefit of other researchers.
Deadlines for contributions to The Packet are July 15th, October 15th, January 15th, and April 15th.
A monthly update of the purchases made by the Willard Library Special Collections Dept.