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 Ancestry.com 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.