The library retains microfilm of various Campbell County newspapers from 1892 to the present. The reference department staff has indexed these newspapers with a specific focus on genealogical information including announcements of births, marriages, divorces and obituaries.
Also indexed are major News-Record articles from 1988-2001 which can be searched by the Reference staff upon request. The news indexing was stopped after the establishment of the Gillette News-Record web site in December 2001, which features its own searchable archive.
The Campbell County newspapers used to create the genealogy indexes are:
- Campbell County Record (June 1918 -April 1925) – abbreviated CCR.
- Gillette News (January 1892 – November 1926) – abbreviated GN
- Gillette News-Record (April 1926 – 2011) – abbreviated NR
Genealogy enthusiasts will find these indexes of particular interest. The databases are constantly being expanded, with current and retrospective information.