Indiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

Indiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

Ready to research your your ancestors from Indiana? Start your search with these essential Hoosier State fast facts and key resources.

 

indiana fast facts resources
Statehood: 1816

First extant federal census: 1820

Statewide birth records begin: 1907

Statewide death records begin: 1900

Statewide marriage records begin: 1958

Counties: 92

Public-land state

Contact for vital records:

Vital Records Department
Indiana State Department of Health, 2 N. Meridian St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46204,
(317) 233-1325

Web Sites

Ball State University Digital Media Repository

Cyndi’s List: Indiana

 

Indiana GenWeb

Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Libraries

Publications

Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research (IHS Press)

Genealogical Atlas of Indiana by Charles M. Franklin (Heritage House)

Hoosier Faiths: A History of Indiana Churches and Religious Groups by L.C. Rudolph (Indiana University Press)

Indiana, 1816 to 1850: The Pioneer Era by Donald Francis Carmony (Indiana University Press)

 

Indiana Source Book: Genealogical Material From The Hoosier Genealogist, 10 volumes, by various editors (IHS Press)

The Indiana Way: A State History by James H. Madison (Indiana University Press)

Organizations and Archives

Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 421-1200, <www.acpl.lib.in.us>

 

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN 47713, (812) 428-8200, <www.evpl.org>

Indiana Genealogical Society

Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852, <www.indgensoc.org>

Indiana Historical Society

450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, (800) 447-1830, <www.indianahistory.com>

Indiana State Archives

6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219, (317) 591-5222, <www.in.gov/icpr/archives>

Indiana State Library

140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-3675, <www.statelib.lib.in.us>

From the September 2018 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

For more information on Indiana research, head over to the State Guide!


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