Indiana Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Indiana

Explore research in Indiana.


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Goal 1: Learn about Indiana research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Indiana ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Indiana research strategies.
    FS—Basic Indiana Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Indiana research on Ancestry.
    AC—Indiana Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Indiana research.
    AC—Indiana State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Indiana Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Indiana Record Selection Table
  5. For African American research, study the Indiana state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Indiana





Goal 2: Learn about Indiana archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Indiana Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Indiana state archives.
  3. Search the Indiana digital archives collection for a variety of records.
  4. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Indiana.
  5. Explore the Indiana Memory site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Indiana genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Indiana research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Indiana city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Directories
  2. Explore Indiana city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Indiana city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Indiana historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Indiana city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Indiana vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Indiana Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Indiana Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Indiana vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Indiana birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Indiana birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Kentuckiana (Kentucky and Indiana) Adult Adoptee Resources Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Indiana vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Indiana birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Indiana marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Indiana marriage records.
  2. Learn about Indiana divorce records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Divorce Records
  3. Learn about Indiana obituaries in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Obituaries
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Indiana death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Indiana obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Indiana obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore Indiana death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Indiana death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Indiana census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Indiana censuses in this article.
    FS—Indiana Census
  2. Learn about Indiana census records. Census Records for Indiana
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Indiana state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Indiana census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Indiana census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Indiana voting registers in this article.
    FS—Indiana Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Indiana church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Indiana church records in this article.
    FS—Indiana Church Records
  2. Learn about Indiana church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Indiana Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Indiana church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Indiana cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Indiana cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Indiana Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Indiana cemetery records.
  3. Search for Indiana cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Indiana cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Indiana cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Indiana emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Indiana migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Indiana immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Indiana military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Indiana military records.
    Indiana Military Records
  2. Learn about Indiana military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Military Records
  3. Explore Indiana military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore additional links for Indiana military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Indiana military records on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Indiana military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Indiana probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Indiana Probate Records
  2. Learn about Indiana land and property records.
    FS—Indiana Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Indiana land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Indiana Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Indiana probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Indiana land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Indiana court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Court Records
  2. Learn about Indiana court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Indiana Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Indiana maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Maps
  2. Learn about Indiana maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Indiana Maps
  3. Learn about Indiana gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Gazetteers

B. Explore Indiana maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Indiana maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Indiana.
  3. Explore historical Indiana maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Indiana maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Indiana newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Indiana newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Indiana newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Indiana newspapers in this blog post from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Indiana Newspapers
  3. Learn about Indiana newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Indiana Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Indiana newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Indiana historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Indiana newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Indiana newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Indiana newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Indiana newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Indiana newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Indiana newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Indiana research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Indiana.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Indiana County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Indiana.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Indiana Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Indiana research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Indiana Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Indiana Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Indiana Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Indiana.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Indiana research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Indiana research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Indiana research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Indiana research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Indiana research.

C. Learn about Indiana genealogy and historical societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Indiana in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Indiana Societies
  2. Explore the Indiana Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Indiana Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Indiana genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Indiana Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Adams    A    L Allen    A    L Bartholomew    A    L Benton    A    L Blackford    A    L Boone    A    L
Brown    A    L Carroll    A    L Cass    A    L Clark    A    L Clay    A    L Clinton    A    L
Crawford    A    L Daviess    A    L Dearborn    A    L Decatur    A    L DeKalb    A    L Delaware    A    L
DuBois    A    L Elkhart    A    L Fayette    A    L Floyd    L Fountain    A    L Franklin    A    L
Fulton    L Gibson    A    L Grant    A    L Greene    A    L Hamilton    A    L Hancock    A    L
Harrison    A    L Hendricks    A    L Henry    A    L Howard    A    L Huntington    A    L Jackson    A    L
Jasper    A    L Jay    A    L Jefferson    L Jennings    L Johnson    A    L Knox    A    L
Kosciusko    A    L La Porte    A    L La Grange    A    L Lake    A    L Lawrence    A    L Madison    A    L
Marion    A    L Marshall    A    L Martin    L Miami    A    L Monroe    A    L Montgomery    A    L
Morgan    A    L Newton    A    L Noble    A    L Ohio    A    L Orange    A    L Owen    L
Parke    A    L Perry    A    L Pike    A    L Porter    A    L Posey    A    L Pulaski    A    L
Putnam    A    L Randolph    A    L Ripley    A    L Rush    A    L Scott    L Shelby    A    L
Spencer    L St. Joseph    A    L Starke    A    L Steuben    A    L Sullivan    A    L Switzerland    A    L
Tippecanoe    A    L Tipton    A    L Union    A    L Vanderburgh  A    L Vermillion    A    L Vigo    A    L
Wabash    A    L Warren    A    L Warrick    A    L Washington  A    L Wayne    A    L Wells    A    L
White    A    L Whitley    A    L