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Early Maps of Hamilton County By: Sherri Bonham Maps are important in historical and genealogical research because they demonstrate the physical connections in a given area and display a place at a point in time. Here are some cropped images of three early maps of Hamilton County. Original Land...

Historic Books and New Ways to Access Them By: Sherri Bonham I recently came across this lovely book, The Schools of Indiana and the Men who have worked in them, published in 1876. It is shelved in storage in order to slow the effects of light and humidity. This...

Searching Ancestry’s New Collections By: Sherri Bonham If you have ever searched Ancestry, you may have noticed the search bar across the top that reads: Home, Search, Message Boards, Learning Center, Charts and Forms, and New Collections. I would like to share the reason I frequently go to New Collections. First,...

Noblesville Civil War Drummers By: Sherri Bonham I recently stumbled on a sad moment in history when the Indiana Room received a request for information on former Noblesville resident John Shay. The initial request did not include any details, so I looked in the index of our oldest...

Indiana Fiction By: Sherri Bonham Here are more fiction books published by Indiana authors: Cathy Day grew up in Peru, Indiana and members of her extended family worked for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus that wintered in Peru. By following members of the fictional Great Porter Circus family, the reader experiences...

Indiana Fiction By: Sherri Bonham The Indiana Room at the Noblesville Library is most often thought of as providing local history and genealogy resources. However, the Indiana Room also contains a collection of fiction books by Hamilton County and Indiana authors, some old and some new. Milford Anness was...

Early Noblesville Street Names and Numbers By: Sherri Bonham Did you know that the Noblesville street names and numbers that we rely on were not always so? There were no numbered streets in early Noblesville, only streets with names, like Conner. The north/south streets did not become numbers,...

Among the Mad By: Jacqueline Winspear This sixth book in the Maisie Dobbs series continues to tell the story of post World War I London.  In previous novels, Maisie's investigations included troubled hospitalized soldiers and the questionable death of a pilot over France.  Here she is challenged to find a former...

The Flying Circus By: Susan Crandall On a country road, in 1920's Indiana, a plane and a motorcycle seem to be racing headlong for a grove of trees.  At the last minute, the plane pulls up but the motorcycle plows into a pond. Henry Schuler, is walking on...

The Truth According to Us By: Annie Barrows It is 1938 and Miss Layla Beck, daughter of a U. S. senator, is informed by her father that he will no longer support her because she will not marry the man of his choosing. Her Uncle Ben obtains a...