Libraries and Repositories



  • Madison-Jefferson County Public Library, 420 West Main Street, Madison, IN  47250

    Contains extensive local history, photographic collections, and an extensive genealogy department covering local families -- including the Rykers-Rikers.

  • Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 West First Street, Madison, IN  47250

    A major repository for prepared genealogies and documents pertaining to the Ryker-Riker family, many of  which are unobtainable elsewhere.  In addition, there are both changing and permanent exhibits devoted to pioneers and their stone cottages, the Ohio River and steamboating, Civil War happenings, the Victorian period in Jefferson County, etc.

  • Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46204

  • Indiana Historical Society Library, Wm. Henry Smith Memorial Library, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46204

  • Genealogy Research Dept., Public Library of Ft. Wayne & Allen County, 900 Webster, Fort Wayne, IN  46802

    The country's second or third largest genealogy collection, with professional counselors available to assist you with searches.



[This page was last updated 01/05/04]