Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research

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Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research

Edited by M. Teresa Baer and Geneil Breeze
Indiana Historical Society Press
Indianapolis 2007

Part 1:Getting Started

Research Overview
  • Beginning and Organizaing Your Family History
  • Internet Research

Family Stories

  • Oral History
  • Family Reunions


  • Photographs and Family History
  • Labeling and Preserving Family Photographs
  • Dating Photographs of Women Using Clothing Styles

Part 2: Identifying Resources

Statewide Libraries and Archives

  • Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library
  • Indiana Division, Indiana State Library
  • Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library
  • Indiana State Archives
  • Indiana Historical Society Library

Nationwide Libraries and Archives

  • Historical Genealogy Department Allen County Public Library, Indiana
  • National Archives-Great Lakes Region, Chicago
  • Family History Library System, Genealogical Society of Utah

Statewide Organizations

  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Indiana Genealogical Society
  • Society of Indiana Pioneers

Part 3: Researching Records

Civil and Church Records

  • Census Records
  • Indiana's Statewide Cemetery Registry
  • County Commissioner Records
  • Church Records

Court Records

  • Courthouse Records
  • Inventories of County Archives
  • Naturalization Records
  • Land Records

Military Records

  • Military Records in Federal and State Repositories
  • Civil War Records
  • Civil War Records in Indiana

Part 4: Researching with Maps

Map Books

  • Tourist Pocket Maps
  • Gazetteers
  • County Boundary Changes
  • County Atlases

Theme Maps

  • Thematic Maps
  • Indiana's Pioneer Periods
  • 1879 Political Map of Indiana

Transportation Maps

  • Mapping the Ohio River
  • Railroad Maps
  • Urban Transit Maps
  • Automobile Maps
  • Highway Maps

Speciality Maps

  • Bird's-Eye Views
  • Fire Insurance Maps

Part 5: Researching Ethnic Groups

German Americans

  • German American Heritage Organizations in Indiana

African Americans

  • African American Research: A Bibliography

Native Americans

  • Native American Research

Part 6: Providing Context and Accuracy


  • Vawter Diary, 1869-1879


  • Benjamin Harrison Flag Quilt


  • Diseases and Treatments in the Nineteenth Century


  • Coal Mining in Indiana
  • Indiana Cotton Mills, 1850-1954


  • Analyzing, the Accuracy of Research Material