Indiana Research Guide Digital Download

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You'll love this if:

  • You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Indiana
  • You want new ideas and resources to get past a Indiana brick wall
  • Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Indiana

Trace your Indiana ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:

  • a how-to article detailing Indiana's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for Indiana research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • timeline of key events in the state's history

Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the Indiana guide:

  • When first established in 1800, Indiana Territory contained all of modern Illinois and Wisconsin, plus parts of Michigan and Minnesota.
  • The Indiana state government hasn't published a central index to births and deaths, but has the most-complete indexes of each.
  • The Indiana State Library's Hoosier Chronicles has some 1.2 million pages of Indiana newspapers.

Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.

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