We’ve been spending quite a bit of time exploring records across the pond so I thought it might be fun to look at records closer to home. Many of our ancestors traveled west to settle in our Red River Valley area. Some of them were immigrants from the old country while others were second and third generation Americans who came from other states east of the Mississippi. Let’s look at sites that focus on Indiana Genealogy today.
IARA Digital Archives (in.gov)
The Indiana Digital Archives has digital archives related to military records, naturalization records, court records and more. In addition, they have additional resource links.
Indiana State Library Digital Collections
This site has a genealogy section that includes excerpts from family bibles, photographs, photographic studios, and related topics. There also are digital copies of letters, maps, trade catalogs and oral histories. If your people spent time in Indiana, this is a site worth checking into.
Indiana Memory has some great options including collections across Indiana, teach resources, Indiana newspapers and collection lists.
Indiana Genealogy – Indiana Genealogy
Indiana Genealogy site provides several links to key Indiana genealogy resources in an easy to navigate site. Links to census records, historical societies and county specific information are provided.
Genealogy Across Indiana (indianahistory.org)
Genealogy Across Indiana is a statewide resource for family history. They have indexes and links to records on a variety of topics.
INGenWeb a part of the USGenWeb Project
The Indiana GenWeb is part of the US GenWeb which relies on volunteers to update and support the site. Content varies by states, but the Indiana GenWeb does have the usual links to information for various counties. Not all counties are covered.
If your pioneer ancestors have links to Indiana, I hope these sites give you some starting points. It’s fun to look beyond the big sites to see what is available at a local level. Have fun exploring Indiana genealogy!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.