Research Assistance

Written Inquiries

Local History Index – Obtaining Newspaper Articles

Elkhart Public Library Staff will answer requests on a first-come, first-served, as-time-permits basis. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check to cover any requested photocopies to:

Elkhart Public Library Reference Services–Genealogy 300 S. Second Street Elkhart, IN 46516

Email Requests

Email inquiries can be sent to queries@elkhart.lib.in.us. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check to cover any requested photocopies to the address listed above.

Photocopy Charges

Photocopies cost fifteen cents per page.

Obituary Index – Obtaining Obituaries

For those who do not reside in the area, Elkhart Public Library staff will answer written requests on a first come, first served, as-time-permits basis.

Fees are $5.00 for every 1-3 obituary requests.

Fees include staff hours and cost of copies or scanning. We are unable to issue refunds.

Responses will be sent via email or, if requested, via the U.S. Postal Service.

Please print and complete our Genealogy Research Request Form and send it along with a check covering the required fees, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope if your response is to be via the U.S. Postal Service, to:

Elkhart Public Library
Reference Services–Genealogy
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

If you have any questions, please contact us at queries@myepl.org or 574-522-5669.

ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
300 SOUTH SECOND STREET
ELKHART, IN 46516
(574) 522-5669
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