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About Our Society:

SIGS serves the Southern Indiana counties of:

Clark Crawford Floyd Harrison
Perry Scott Washington

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society was formed May 3, 1979 to encourage, gather and preserve genealogy materials and information in the seven southern Indiana counties of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington.

Our general meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, Indiana. Membership meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. After a short business meeting, a qualified speaker presents a program of a genealogical or historical nature.

Our collection of genealogical materials is housed in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. We are a non-profit organization, operated by volunteers. A listing of researchers is available upon request from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring Street, New Albany, IN.

Our membership year is July 1 through June 30 and is $15.00 per year; a Bi-Annual publication is published in January/April and July/October. Membership entitles a member to submit three free queries of fifty words or less to the editor for publication. A fee of $2.00 is charged to non-members for submitted queries. Membership also entitles the member to a discount on publications sold by the society.

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society in New Albany, Indiana has completed purchasing the entire 2,670-roll microfilm collection of the Revolutionary War Soldiers Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrants M-804, with the assistance of a $20,000.00 grant from Caesars Foundation of Floyd County. There are only five known completed sets in existance.

Researchers can now view all select and non-select Revolutionary War letters and papers held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., as well as make copies of these documents. Viewing is possible in the Indiana Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. If you are planning to be in the area, you may visit one of only four holdings of the complete collection of this M-804 Series on microfilm. If you are unable to get to the New Albany-Floyd County Public library, lookups and copies can be ordered by writing SIGS, P.O. Box 665, New Albany, IN 47151-0665 or E-mail us at: sigsvolunteer@gmail.com. No copies will be sent without pre-payment for copies and postage.

There is no charge to use our holdings, and copy charges are only $ .10 per page plus postage and other fees (envelope, etc.). If you are in the library, you can make the copies, or the library staff will make the copies for you. The National Headquarters of the Sons of the American Revolution is located in nearby Louisville, Kentucky.

The phone number for the Indiana History Room at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is
812-949-3527


Library Address:
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 West Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Floyd, Clark, and Harrison County First Families Program

  • Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties, Indiana First Families Program
  • Floyd - Clark - Harrison Counties First Families Information (.pdf document)
  • Floyd - Clark - Harrison Counties First Families Application Part 1 (7 page .pdf document) to print out
  • Floyd - Clark - Harrison Counties First Families Application Part 2 (1 page .pdf document) to print out
  • New Albany and Floyd County, Indiana First Families—A Guidebook Listing Early Pioneers and Many of Their Descendants (publication order form)
  • Some SIGS Counties Cemeteries (Photos); Listings are alphabetical and partially complete unless otherwise stated:

  • Atkins Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Bethel Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana (Complete thru 2009)
  • Charlestown Cemetery, Clark County, Indiana - (Complete thru 2005)
  • Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana (partial)
  • Fairview Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana (a work in progress)
  • Galena Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana (complete thru 2009)
  • Graceland (now Kraft-Graceland) Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Mount Tabor Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Leyden Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Potters Field, Floyd County, Indiana
  • St. John's Cemetery, Lafayette Township, Floyd County
  • St. Mary's of the Knobs Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • St. Mary's Navilleton Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Sellersburg Cemetery, Clark County, Indiana (a work in progress)
  • Tunnell Hill Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • Westhaven Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana
  • SIGS Quarterly Table of Contents 2001-2010
  • If you would like more information about SIGS, send us an email at sigsvolunteer@gmail.com

    SIGS Next Meeting Information

    Floyd County IndGenWeb Site


    Current Time in New Albany -

    Revised March 2014 for the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society, by Sue P. Carpenter