The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society was formed in 1979 and serves the 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 located at 180 W. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana, 47150. These meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. when a qualified speaker presents a program of a genealogical or historical nature. Refreshments are also served.

Our membership year is July 1 through June 30 and is $15.00 per year. Members receive a discount on publications sold by the society.

Our Library Collection

Our collection of genealogical materials is housed in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 W. Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150. A listing of researchers is available upon request from the library.

In 2004 we completed our purchase of 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 existence.

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.