Indiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

Indiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

Start your search with these essential Hoosier State resources.

 
Statehood: 1816

US territory status: part of Northwest Territory in 1787, became Indiana Territory in 1800

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
6 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-2700

<www.state.in.us/isdh/bdcertifs/birth_and_death_certificates.htm>

Web Sites

Cyndi’s List: Indiana

<cyndislist.com/in.htm>

FamilySearch: Indiana Research Outline

<www.familysearch.org/eng/search/rg/guide/indiana.asp>

The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

<memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/icuhtml/fawhome.html>

Historic Southern Indiana

<www.usi.edu/his>

Indiana County History Preservation Society

<www.countyhistory.com>

Indiana GenWeb Project

<www.ingenweb.org>

Indiana Historical Bureau

<www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb>

Indiana Libraries

<www.librarysites.info/states/in.htm>

Some Indiana Genealogy

<www.someindianagenealogy.com>

Books

Census of Indiana Territory for 1807 edited by Rebah M. Fraustein (IHS Press)

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)

The Indiana 1820 Enumeration of Males by Mary Morgan (IHS Press)

Indiana: A Guide To The Hoosier State: American Guide Series, Indiana Writer’s Project (Oxford University Press)

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

Indiana Territorial Pioneer Records1801-1820, 2 volumes, by Charles H. Franklin (Heritage House)

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

Peopling Indiana: The Ethnic Experience edited by Robert M. Taylor Jr. and Connie A. McBirney (IHS)

Organizations and Archives

Allen County Public Library

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

Ball State University Stoeckel Archives of Local History Collection

Bracken Library, Room 210, Muncie, IN 47306, (765) 285-5078, <www.bsuedu/library/collections/archives>

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>

Indiana State Museum

650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-1637, <www.in.gov/ism>

University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections

102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (574) 631-0290, <www.library.nd.edu/rarebooks>

Timeline

 

From the September 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine.  

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