Alameda McCollough Research Library
The Library consists of books, vertical files, court books, microfilm, CD-ROMs, and has patron access to the Internet. The subject collection of books and materials focus on Tippecanoe County history. Other materials include family history, general state history, and reference materials on antiques and subjects that support the mission of the Association. A significant collection of books and materials on Native American and early trading in the area, especially history of Fort Ouiatenon, add to the broad scope of materials included in the collection.
An extensive collection of materials for use in genealogical searching is maintained and collected in the Library. Staff and volunteers have compiled surname files for families who lived in the county. The library has an extensive collection of books that have been written by individuals detailing family history. Materials such as cemetery records, WPA indices, census records and indices, obituary notices from the local newspaper, marriage, estate and probate records are all available.
Records and books that were once part of the county courthouse collection have also been amassed in the Library. Marriage applications and marriage records, probate and estate files and books, naturalization records, and mortgage books are all available for searching. Specialized papers such as guardianship books, funeral home records, Civil War enlistment data, and obituary indices have also been collected. All of these materials have been indexed and arranged for easy searching by the user.
The Library does not have death or birth certificates. Please see the list of other Genealogy resources at the bottom of this page.
The TCHA; a private not-for-profit organization that collects, maintains and makes available to the public a wealth of information about the people who lived in Tippecanoe County and local businesses.
Library research assistance is provided by Staff and Library Volunteers; requests may be submitted by mail or email. Request Form [PDF]. Please include your complete mailing address with your payment. Requests are answered in order of receipt and may take up to three weeks.
$15.00 per hour, one hour pre-payment required, with no guarantee that we will find requested information. Additional research time is billable in half-hour increments.
Materials in the Alameda McCollough Research Library are accessible to the public during Library hours, Thursdays and Fridays, 1-5pm and the first and third Saturdays of the month 10am to 2pm.
Examples of the items held include in the TCHA Research Library:
|Original Marriage Records Index||1825 to 1993|
|Persons & Firms Book Indexes||Tippecanoe County history books & biographies|
|Cemetery Indexes||Tippecanoe County up to the 1980’s|
|Court Record Indexes||1830’s - 1899|
|Death Record Indexes||1882-1969|
|Funeral Home Records||Selected Misc.|
|Family Files||Over 3000|
|Family History Books||Over 500 donated|
|Original Wills & Estates||1825-1995|
|Land Indexes||First Track books|
|Original Deeds||Misc. collections of originals|
|City Directories||1858-2002 mainly Lafayette, Indiana|
Photocopies Fees (in addition to the Research Fees listed above):
Marriage Records: $2.00
Naturalization Records: $2.00
8 ½” x 11”; $.35 - Single Side $.60 -Double Sided
8 ½” x 14”; $40 - Single Side $.70 - Double Sided
TCHA Member’s Discount: 10%
Postage and handling:
$2.50 per shipment
Archival materials in the TCHA Archive and Photograph Collections are available by appointment only. Please call 765-476-8411 ext. 2.
Thank you for your interest in our collections. We look forward to helping you with your Tippecanoe County, Indiana research.