Indiana Genealogy – Free Indiana Genealogy

Indiana Genealogy. This state page of our website provides direct links to free Indiana genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on Indiana Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Indiana Black Genealogy

Indiana Cemetery Records

Indiana Census Records

Indiana Church Records and Histories

Indiana Court Records

Indiana Directories

  • Fort Wayne Indiana Directories
    These directories represent a large collection of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana directories covering the years of 1858-1923 (not inclusive). These 15 volumes may provide the researcher with valuable data on their Fort Wayne ancestors such as specific address, occupation, business name. These directories are most valuable during the years of 1881-1899 as they can serve to supplement the missing 1890 census. 8 of the 24 directories listed cover that specific period, with 6 of those in the 1890-1899 time span. One of the listings is a Bell Telephone Directory for Fort Wayne. As such, it will only contain a listing for those residences and business which had a telephone at the time.
  • 1896 Art souvenir of leading citizens and farmers’ directory of Sullivan County, Indiana
  • 1920 Boone County, Indiana, Farm Directory

Indiana Genealogy

Allen County Indiana Genealogy

Allen Co. Poor Asylum Inmate Index
Register of residents of the Allen County Home, 1853-1973, is on two rolls of microfilm, #81 and #82, found in the Allen County Public Library. The Allen County Poor Asylum became the Allen County Home about 1958. It is currently (1989 on) known as the Byron Health Care Center. The records contain a chronological register (some volumes being alphabetical) of inmates, showing name, race, age, sex, marital status, occupation, place of birth, date and reason for admittance, date of birth, health & fitness to labor, length of time in asylum, date and reason of discharge, date of death, name of undertaker, and a remarks column. Not all names have all information. Don Weber has indexed roll 81, items 2, 3, and 4, for the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana.

Fort Wayne Electric Corp. Payroll Ledger
This ledger, which covers the period Aug. 1894-Sep. 1896, served as a record of time cards and monthly pay for approximately 570 factory employees of the Fort Wayne Electric Corporation. The factory was at the intersection of Broadway and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad in Fort Wayne. The corporation was later acquired by the General Electric Company.

General Electric Quarter Century Club
This database, compiled by Richard Wells, contains information about General Electric retirees whose service to the company lasted at least 25 years. The data is gleaned from General Electric records, local newspapers, the Social Security Death Index, and other sources.

Records of Lawless Citizens
In this section, are featured records of Allen County’s less well-behaved citizens

Monroe Twp. Road Laborers (1859)
Residents Liable to Labor on the Public Road, 1859

Monroe Twp. Road Sup. Petition (1915)

New Haven Incorporation Petition

Allen County Indiana School Records

Fort Wayne H. S. Alumni (1865-1912)
This data was published in the 1914 Caldron yearbook in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Fort Wayne High School.

Miner School Histories (1882-1962)
This web page contains two different manuscripts, “On Common Ground, 1886-1952, A History of Miner School”, and “A School to Remember: a revised history of Miner School, 1886-1962,” both by Elva Jackson Gaskill.

Monroe Twp. School Elections (1859-60)

One-Room School Records (1858-1958)
The Allen County, Indiana One-Room School Records dated 1858-1958 were collected and compiled during the period of 2006-2009 by Deborah Eidson of Monroeville, Indiana. These records were transcribed “as is” from school directories, teachers’ attendance records, 8th grade graduation programs, souvenir booklets, photographs, newspaper clippings, and trustees’ ledgers.

School Souvenir Collection (1895-1928)
School Souvenir Booklet Collection of Deborah Eidson

Tri State College Alumni (pre-1952)
Tri State College Alumni from Allen County, Indiana, pre-1952. Records are organized by residence and then by name.

Allen County Indiana Voting Records

Allen Co. Deceased Voters (1934-1975)
View Voter Registration Cards by Name

Monroe Township Poll Books (1859-64)
Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana, Voting Records and Expense Accounts November 27, 1858 to October 16, 1872

School Land Election Poll Lists (1838-42, 1875)
The Land Ordinance of 1785, adopted by the U.S. Congress (under the Articles of Confederation), set aside one square-mile section of each township (Section #16) for the maintenance of public schools in that township. These poll records, filmed from the files of the Allen County Auditor, were created during special township elections on the question of selling the school lands. The proceeds were used to fund the township schools.

Boone County Indiana Genealogy

Boone County Indiana Genealogy

Teacher Record of Visits in the County Record of Superintendence and Statistics

Boone County Teachers: 1883–1885
This index is under construction and will be added to as the records become available.

Truant Officer’s Record of Students of Compulsory Age, Center Township
Record of all children between the ages of 7 and 14 compiled for the truant officer.  The title page says 1915, but based on the dates of birth and ages at time of compilation, it was probably created in 1905, 1906, or 1907.  Transcribed by Karen Richards, 2014.

Boone County Lodge: Roster of Sojourning Members 1917–1925

Thorntown Centurial issued for the Thorntown Centennial, Sept. 24-25-26, 1930

History of Hancock County, Indiana
“From its earliest settlement by the “Pale Face” in 1818, down to 1882. Illustrated with Views, Maps, Charts, Plats, Portraits, Sketches and Diagrams. First edition.”

History of Jay County, Indiana
History of Jay County, Indiana mainly focusing on its Early Settlement and the War against the Rebellion.

History of Johnson County, Indiana
Indiana history, information on cities and towns, county buildings, journalism, etc.

History of Madison County Indiana
The book presently being added is volume 2 of John Forkner’s “History of Madison County, Indiana.” This volume contains the biographies submitted by “subscribers” to the manuscript prior to its publication. Generally, most county biographical volumes of history provide a rich view of the life of inhabitants in said county.

History of Perry County, Indiana
Also referred to as “Perry County: a history (1916)” contains information on war, Indiana Centennial, mining, Cannelton, famous steamboats, etc

Cass County Indiana Genealogy

The Logansport Story
“The Logansport Story” provides an extensive history of Logansport, Indiana, detailing the city from its earliest settlement to its thriving present. It chronicles the arrival of Alexander Chamberlain as the first permanent settler, the establishment of key institutions like the Cass County Circuit Court, and the birth of the first business. The circular touches on the cultural and social progress of the city, with mentions of the YWCA, the VFW, and numerous other clubs and organizations fostering community development. Notable events like the 1916 tornado and the devastating 1913 flood are recounted, alongside tributes to pivotal figures such as public officials, educators, and local heroes. The circular serves as both a comprehensive review of Logansport’s historical milestones and a homage to its influential residents.

Decatur County Indiana Genealogy

A History of Sheridan Indiana
In June of 1960, the Sheridan Indiana Centennial celebration took place and in the commemorative fashion of the day, a book was published about the history of the town of Sheridan up to that day. Sheridan started out as Millwood in 1866, a part of the township of Adams, but had to be renamed when they applied for a Post Office and found that the name of Millwood Indiana had already been taken. They then chose Sheridan after the Civil war general Phil Sheridan in about 1881 to 1885. This manuscript takes you on the journey of forming the town of Sheridan from George Boxley’s 1827 settlement in what was to become Adams township up until 1960. This review of the history is replete with photographs of the village and its people, in and of themselves, an enjoyable view.

Fayette County Indiana Genealogy

History of Waterloo Indiana, 1856-1956
The publication “Historical Celebration, Waterloo, 1856-1956: A Century of Progress in Living” commemorates the centennial of Waterloo, Indiana, reflecting on its development since its establishment in 1856 and serves as a history of Waterloo Indiana for those years. This official record, compiled by the Waterloo Centennial Commission, captures a detailed historical account from the town’s early days, spurred by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, to its evolution into a vibrant community by 1956. It covers the growth of local businesses, churches, schools, and public services, alongside the socio-economic changes marked by industrial and commercial advancements. The centennial celebration itself, with its parades and community involvement, is also highlighted, alongside stories of notable residents and transformative events.

Knox County Indiana Genealogy

Mortuary records of J. F. Lemen, Funeral Director, Bicknell, Indiana, 1912-1919
Typescript copied by Gladys C. Mclure, for the Francis Vigo Chapter, D.A.R., Vincennes, Indiana from the original records of J. F. Lemen, a funeral director. who served the Bicknell Indiana area from 1912-1919. give the name, age, place of burial of the deceased, date of death, and the names of parents when listed.

Newton County Indiana Genealogy

History of Kentland Indiana, 1860-1960
The book “History of Kentland Indiana, 1860-1960,” published to commemorate the Kentland-Newton County centennial, offers a comprehensive look into the rich tapestry of life in Kentland, Indiana, over a hundred years. Compiled by the Centennial History Committee, this volume spans a wide array of topics, from the early trails and history of Kentland to its participation in various wars. It is free to read and download.

Posey County Indiana Genealogy

1882 History and Directory of Posey County, Indiana
History and directory of Posey County [Indiana] : containing an account of the early settlement and organization of the county … : also a complete list of the tax-payers, their post-office addresses and places of residence, together with a business directory of Mt. Vernon and New Harmony … also biographical sketches of prominent citizens of the county

1913 History of Posey County, Indiana
General history of Posey County, Indiana with illustrations.

Posey County, Indiana inventory (tax) records, 1815-1827

Steuben County Indiana Genealogy

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana
Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Sullivan County Indiana Genealogy

A history of Sullivan County, Indiana, closing of the first century’s history of the county, and showing the growth of its people, institutions, industries and wealth

Sullivan High School Graduating Class (1882-Present) (Inclusive)

Dugger High School Graduates (Inclusive)

North Central High School Graduates (Inclusive)

Index of Persons and Firms of Sullivan County, Indiana

Sullivan County Home Record of Admission and Deaths 1884-1995 (downloadable & printable images)

The history of Jackson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana

Vanderburgh County Indiana Genealogy

Evansville High School Senior Pictures
High school senior pictures taken from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s at Koch’s Studio, 118 S.E. First Street, Evansville, Indiana, were donated to Willard Library and are contained in the library’s High School Photos Database. Photos are indexed alphabetically by the name of the graduate, the school, and the year of graduation. Copies of the photos listed in this index are available to the public in Willard Library’s Special Collections Department.

Vanderburgh County IN Biography Annotated Index
The Biography Annotated Index contains the names of many individuals associated with Vanderburgh County, Indiana (of which Evansville, Indiana, is the county seat) from the mid-1850s to the 1990s. Through the index, researchers can access miscellaneous information about individuals.

Vanderburgh County IN Churches Index
The Churches Index is designed to lead researchers to genealogical information found in church records, such as baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths. This is a valuable alternative source for information, since the state of Indiana did not officially begin keeping birth and death records until 1882, and there are no marriage applications for Vanderburgh County before 1882. The index includes church names and minister names, and includes the churches of the Catholic Diocese. Discovering a church address could lead to knowledge of a family’s church affiliation.

Vanderburgh County Companies
The Companies Annotated Index contains the names of many companies and businesses associated with Vanderburgh County, Indiana (of which Evansville, Indiana, is the county seat). Through this index, researchers can access miscellaneous information about individual companies in the area, past and present. The earliest references date back to the mid 1800s.

1920 – 1979 Vanderburgh County IN Marriage Index
The Marriage Index, provided free of charge, contains book and page numbers for all marriages occurring in Vanderburgh County, Indiana (of which Evansville, Indiana is the county seat) between 1920 and 1979. Names are cross-indexed by both bride and groom names.

Vanderburgh County IN Ministers Index
The Ministers Index is designed to lead researchers to genealogical information found in church records, such as baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths. This is a valuable alternative source for information, since the state of Indiana did not officially begin keeping birth and death records until 1882, and there are no marriage applications for Vanderburgh County before 1882. The index includes minister names and church names, and includes the churches of the Catholic Diocese. Discovering a minister’s name could lead to knowledge of a family’s church affiliation.

Vanderburgh County IN Newspaper Index
The Newspaper Index includes microfilmed articles from Evansville, Indiana, newspapers published from 1821 to 1860. Newspaper Indexed include: Evansville Enquirer, Evansville Gazette, Evansville Weekly Journal, Evansville Tri-Weekly Journal, and the Evansville Daily Journal.

Evansville Press
The Local History Database contains articles from 1850 – 2012 from the following sources:

  • Evansville Press clipping archive
  • Browning People Study
  • People of Evansville in World War II
  • Some indexed magazine titles available in the Indiana Room.

Warrick County Indiana Genealogy

A History of Newburgh Lodge No. 174, F. & A.M.
A History of Newburgh Lodge No. 174, F. & A.M. provides a historical account of the lodge, detailing its founding in Newburgh, Indiana, in 1854. It traces the origins to an inaugural meeting under a dispensation with key figures like Draper Chipman and Azel Freeman leading the lodge. The narrative connects local events such as the burial of Mason John W. Palmer in 1851, hinting at an earlier Masonic presence in Newburgh. The chapter also paints a vivid picture of Newburgh in the 1850s as a bustling river port with significant economic activity and cultural vibrancy, suggesting these factors contributed to the establishment of the Masonic lodge. I have provided you an index to the genealogical information found in the section on “Our First One Hundred Years” 1855-1955.

White County Indiana Genealogy

Idaville Community, A Century of Unity, 1860-1960
The “Idaville Community, A Century of Unity, 1860-1960” is a seminal work that offers a comprehensive look into the first century of Idaville and its neighboring townships within White County and Adams Township of Carroll County. Published by the Idaville Centennial Committee in 1960, this volume was crafted to commemorate the centennial celebration of these communities, highlighting a century marked by unity and growth. Through the diligent efforts of the Idaville Centennial Committee, this book was designed to preserve the memory of the pivotal moments that have shaped these areas.

Northwest Indiana Genealogy

Canal Land Records

Civil War Soldier Enumeration, Indiana Adjutant General, 1868

Maps of Northwest Indiana

Pullman-Standard Employee Records

Pullman-Standard Injury Reports

Pullman-Standard Over Age 45 Employee Records

TWIGS Article Index (a bi-monthly newsletter published by NWIGS)

TWIGS Every Name Index

Valparaiso Family History Center Inventory (very extensive list)

Lake County Indiana Genealogy

Boyd Home Tourist Records, Merrillville

Calumet Township Land Transfer Index, 1895-1899

Cemetery Every Name Indexes

Cemeteries of Lake County (list of all known cemeteries)

Certificates of Business Partnership, 1910-1960

Chicago Title and Trust Index, Book 154 – Indiana Harbor

Chicago Title and Trust Company Records

Circuit Court Docket Book Index, 1884-1888

Claim Docket for Lake County, 1897-1905

Early Land Sales and Purchases Index for Lake County, 1837-1857

East Chicago High School in the World War, 1919

Gary Elks Lodge Memorial, 1920

Gary Screw & Bolt Company Employee Records

General Land Office Records for Lake County

Germania in Amerika Index (German Pioneers of Lake County)

Guardian Bonds, 1919-1934

Hammond Pioneers (obtained from the August 17, 1934, issue of the Hammond Times)

Hobart High School Armed Services Honor Roll, 1919

Insolvent Tax Payers List, Lake County

Inventory Books for Estates and Guardianships

Korean War Casualties from Lake County

Lake County Naturalizations Index

Marriage Book Index, Lake County: 1837-1926

Medical and Drugless Physicians’ License and Certificate Records for Lake County

Plat Book Index, Lake County, 1891

Plat Book Index, North Township, Lake County, 1869

Register of Trained Nurses, Lake County

School Enumeration, Lake County, 1890

School Enumeration, Lake County, 1896

Surety Bond Records, 1844-1853

Telephone Directory Listings, City of Gary, 1909

Will Abstracts, Lake County, 1855-1930s

Will Book A Index

Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Personnel Records

Porter County Indiana Genealogy

Big Four Telephone Company 1915-1935
This book contains minutes of meetings from the Big Four Telephone Company. The first meeting was held December 30, 1915. The Board’s elected officials probably lived in or around Boone Grove, Indiana between 1915-1935. People listed in the book include Board members, line workers, or fee collectors. To view the original scanned images of these documents, please visit the PCPLS page on the Internet Archive.

Coroner’s Inquests
Coroner’s inquests reports from 1871-1912.

Divorce Records
Divorce cases filed in Porter County, Indiana, 1914-1963.

Enumeration of Males
1937 Liberty Township & 1943 Morgan Township.

Guardianship Court Cases
Filed in Porter County 1914-1963.

Insanity Cases
Insanity Cases from Porter County, Indiana 1854-1911

Liberty Township Advisory Board Minutes 1907-1919
This book explains what actions were taken by the Liberty Township Advisory Board between 1907 and 1919. The minutes do mention board members by name. To view the original scanned images of these documents, please visit the PCPLS page on the Internet Archive.

Liberty Township School Enumerations 1919
This book contains school enumerations from 1919 for Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana. To view the original scanned images of these documents, please visit the PCPLS page on the Internet Archive.

Marriage Records
Filed in Porter County from 1836-1976

Miscellaneous Licenses
These are selective miscellaneous licenses filed with the Porter County, Indiana Clerk’s Office from 1838 to 1911. Licenses include dentistry, hunters, grocery, fishermen, junk dealers, physicians, taverns, vending and sire. To view the original scanned images of these documents, please visit the PCPLS page on the Internet Archive.

Military Service: 1940-1945
Military service index honor roll. Men who filed with the Porter County courthouse during World War II.

Military Service: 1941-1945
Men in service index, who filed with the courthouse during World War II.

Military Service: Vietnam
Index of names from the article, “With the Service,” from the Vidette Messenger.

Milk Producers
1920-1921 Milk Producers Association in Porter County.

Obituaries
Porter County, Indiana newspaper obituaries from 1913 – present.

Porter County Census
Index to the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census of Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County Herald
Herald newspaper from 1933-1937.

Probate Estates
Probate cases filed between 1914 and 1963.

School Contracts
Partial Porter County janitors, nurses, and clerk contracts.

Teacher’s Contracts
Contracts signed by teachers from the Porter County school system from 1899-1931.

Cemeteries of Porter County

Porter County Death Index: 1884-1927

Porter County Naturalizations Index

Porter County Obituaries and Death Notices,  Pre-1900

Descendants of Isaac Patten, Sr., and his wife, Jane Norris : an early pioneer family in Sullivan County, Indiana.

Posey County Indiana Genealogy

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cox, Pioneers, and Their Descendants
A brief history of the family of “General Joe” Cox of Posey County, Indiana. Transcribed from a handwritten original found on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (see article for citation). Updated with transcription and citations by Steve Malone.

Descendants of John L. Cox and Nancy Price
This book is a compilation of the descendants of John L. Cox and his wife Nancy Price of Posey County, Indiana and Saline County, Illinois. It includes information from multiple sources, i.e., vital records, censuses and family records. The stories are from two books written by Rev. John E. Cox in 1926 and 1931. These stories are located after page 59, just before the index which begins on page 60. I have also included a pedigree chart for Nancy Price showing her ancestors for 4 generations. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate any information on John Cox’s parentage.

Charles Monroe of Posey, Vanderburgh, & Gibson County, Indiana: His Ancestors & Descendants
Allied families: Aldridge, Aydolotte, Baker, Bauer, Biel, Black, Chappel, Clinton, Cox, Crofts, Elwyn, Fairchild, Feltch, Gillet, Hall, Ham, Hancock, Hogan, Howard, Layer, Lee, MacGregor, Manchette, Maples, Marret, Martin, Mathews, McCann, McFadden, Mclllrea, Mills, Montgomery, Moore, Moye, North, Plumbe, Quinzer, Robert (aka Ruber), Royster, Schisler, Skinner, Stroud, Trible, Trousdale, Walter, Weaver, Wier, William.

Joshua Monroe of Posey County, Indiana & his Descendants
Allied families: Aldridge, Black, Clinton, Feltch, Fairchild, Ham, Matthews, McFadden, Mills, Robert, Royster, Stroud, Trible.

Taylors of Gibson and Posey Counties, Indiana

The Pioneer Williams Families of Smith Township, Posey County, Indiana
and their Allen, Cater, Davis, Harmon, Johnson/Johnston, Journey, Lowe, Martin, Prewitt/Pruitt & Rook Connections. The family history of Simon Williams: his life, his children and grandchildren,and the families that his children married into.

The Pioneer Williams Families Of Smith Township, Volume 2 Addenda
Addenda related to the family history of Simon Williams of Cynthiana, Indiana, his children and grandchildren, and the families that his children married into. The addenda include: John Clark Williams and his wife, Henrietta or “Ritter” Johnson; the two Simon Williams of Bute and Warren County, North Carolina; others who have researched the family history of Simon Williams; some flawed ancestries of Moses Pruitt; an analysis of what is known about when Simon Williams died; and a review of other early Williams families that settled in and around the area where Simon Williams settled.

The Wilsons of Posey County, Indiana and Allied Families

Indiana Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

INGenWeb – Indiana GenWeb
A list linking to the current INGenWeb county websites. INGenWeb is created by a group of volunteers as part of the USGenWeb Project working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county in Indiana.

Indiana’s Gore – Genealogy Resources

Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Randolph, Switzerland, Union, Wayne

American History and Genealogy Project

BoonePosey.

New Indiana Genealogy

INGenWeb – Indiana GenWeb

A list linking to the current INGenWeb county websites. INGenWeb is created by a group of volunteers as part of the USGenWeb Project working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county in Indiana.

Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights

“Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights” provides a detailed overview of Madison’s development since its establishment in 1808. As a strategic city beside the Ohio River, Madison flourished following its incorporation as a city in 1838. By the mid-19th century, it had become a significant commercial center, particularly noted for its pork-packing industry, only second to Chicago. Pioneering in rail connectivity and industrial diversification, Madison was home to varied enterprises like shipyards, starch factories, and iron foundries. Its cultural footprint included landmarks like Lanier Mansion and memorable events such as Jenny Lind’s concert in 1851. Madison now attracts over 150,000 visitors…

A History of Newburgh Lodge No. 174, F. & A.M.

A History of Newburgh Lodge No. 174, F. & A.M. provides a historical account of the lodge, detailing its founding in Newburgh, Indiana, in 1854. It traces the origins to an inaugural meeting under a dispensation with key figures like Draper Chipman and Azel Freeman leading the lodge. The narrative connects local events such as the burial of Mason John W. Palmer in 1851, hinting at an earlier Masonic presence in Newburgh. The chapter also paints a vivid picture of Newburgh in the 1850s as a bustling river port with significant economic activity and cultural vibrancy, suggesting these factors contributed…

History of Waterloo Indiana, 1856-1956

The publication “Historical Celebration, Waterloo, 1856-1956: A Century of Progress in Living” commemorates the centennial of Waterloo, Indiana, reflecting on its development since its establishment in 1856 and serves as a history of Waterloo Indiana for those years. This official record, compiled by the Waterloo Centennial Commission, captures a detailed historical account from the town’s early days, spurred by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, to its evolution into a vibrant community by 1956. It covers the growth of local businesses, churches, schools, and public services, alongside the socio-economic changes marked by industrial and commercial advancements. The centennial celebration…

Mortuary records of J. F. Lemen, Funeral Director, Bicknell, Indiana, 1912-1919

Typescript copied by Gladys C. Mclure, for the Francis Vigo Chapter, D.A.R., Vincennes, Indiana from the original records of J. F. Lemen, a funeral director. who served the Bicknell Indiana area from 1912-1919. give the name, age, place of burial of the deceased, date of death, and the names of parents when listed.

Idaville Community, A Century of Unity, 1860-1960

The “Idaville Community, A Century of Unity, 1860-1960” is a seminal work that offers a comprehensive look into the first century of Idaville and its neighboring townships within White County and Adams Township of Carroll County. Published by the Idaville Centennial Committee in 1960, this volume was crafted to commemorate the centennial celebration of these communities, highlighting a century marked by unity and growth. Through the diligent efforts of the Idaville Centennial Committee, this book was designed to preserve the memory of the pivotal moments that have shaped these areas.

The Logansport Story

“The Logansport Story” provides an extensive history of Logansport, Indiana, detailing the city from its earliest settlement to its thriving present. It chronicles the arrival of Alexander Chamberlain as the first permanent settler, the establishment of key institutions like the Cass County Circuit Court, and the birth of the first business. The circular touches on the cultural and social progress of the city, with mentions of the YWCA, the VFW, and numerous other clubs and organizations fostering community development. Notable events like the 1916 tornado and the devastating 1913 flood are recounted, alongside tributes to pivotal figures such as public…

History of Kentland Indiana, 1860-1960

The book “History of Kentland Indiana, 1860-1960,” published to commemorate the Kentland-Newton County centennial, offers a comprehensive look into the rich tapestry of life in Kentland, Indiana, over a hundred years. Compiled by the Centennial History Committee, this volume spans a wide array of topics, from the early trails and history of Kentland to its participation in various wars. It is free to read and download.

Elder James Martin of the District of Orangeburg South Carolina

Steve Malone’s work, “Elder James Martin of the Districts of Orangeburg, Lower Ninety-Six, Edgefield and Barnwell, South Carolina; Warren County, Kentucky; and Knox, Gibson, Posey and Vanderburgh Counties, Indiana Territory/Indiana, and his brother, Simon Martin of the Same Districts in South Carolina,” offers a meticulous exploration into the life of an individual whose existence paints a vivid picture of the American frontier during its formative years. Free to read or download.

A History of Sheridan Indiana

In June of 1960, the Sheridan Indiana Centennial celebration took place and in the commemorative fashion of the day, a book was published about the history of the town of Sheridan up to that day. Sheridan started out as Millwood in 1866, a part of the township of Adams, but had to be renamed when they applied for a Post Office and found that the name of Millwood Indiana had already been taken. They then chose Sheridan after the Civil war general Phil Sheridan in about 1881 to 1885. This manuscript takes you on the journey of forming the town…

Hoagland High School Yearbooks 1937-1968

The Hoagland High School yearbooks were published as the Ship’s log, starting with 1937 and continuing until the school was consolidated with the Monroeville High School and the new Heritage High School was created to principally serve the children of Hoagland, Monroeville, and Poe. This was during the year 1968. If the title and year is linked, then the yearbook is currently online for free reading and download.

Pioneer Women of Lake County, Indiana 1834 – 1850

This small manuscript features biographical sketches of pioneer women of Lake County, Indiana who lived within the county in 1834-1850. These 45 sketches were written by their direct descendants and compiled by historians Avis Bryant Brown of Crown Point, Indiana, and Ethel Alice Vinnedge of Creston, Indiana. These biographies will provide insight for the genealogist into the lives of the women and are listed below the digital book.

The Michael Fetter Family

Welcome to a journey through the annals of time, one that is deeply rooted in the lives of the Fetters family and the world they inhabited. The History of the Michael Fetters family, a culmination of a quarter-century worth of research, is an enriching tapestry of generational experiences, shared ambitions, and compelling stories that echo through centuries. This book invites you to traverse a fascinating timeline, beginning with an announcement of the discovery of the 1703/04 baptism of Johann Michael Vetter in Freinsheim, Germany. We then explore the lives of Vetter and his siblings, journeying with them as they brave…

Calumet District Telephone Directories

The Merrillville Branch of the Lake County Public Library have placed online several telephone directories for the Calumet District that previously were only available on Microfilm. The communities represented are Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Indiana Harbor, Munster, St. John, and West Hammond in Indiana and Burnham, Lansing, and Whiting in Illinois.. These 28 directories were published by the Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation of Chicago twice annually, and those digitized cover the years of 1909-1960.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrants

This article helps you access the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrants for free. Following two simple steps, one to search, and the other to browse the actual microfilms, you can quickly find your ancestors Revolutionary War pension record, or Bounty-Land record and download the images. During 1800-1900 the United States issued more than 80,000 pensions and bounty-land-warrants to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, their spouse, or their children. Was your ancestor one of them?

1966-2015 Munster High School Yearbooks

The Lake County Public Library has digitized all the yearbooks of Munster High School from it’s inception up until 2015. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below, by year published, oldest to newest. All 50 of these yearbooks, can be read, and/or downloaded from the following links for free!

Threads of ancestors, Telford – Ritchie – Mize

Alexander Telford, Sr. and his family immigrated from Ireland to land near Rockbridge Virginia during or before 1760. Alexander Telford, Jr. (1760-1844), was born near Rockbridge, Virginia, served in the Revolutionary War, married twice, and moved to Ohio, settling in Miami County. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and elsewhere. Major families: Cleghorn, Maxwell, Millican, Mize, Richey, Seawright, and Telford.

Wayne County Indiana Marriage Records 1811-1903

Wayne County Indiana Marriage Records 1811-1903 represents 23,644 marriage records for Wayne County Indiana. The range of years covers 1811-1903. For additional information on the marriage records, or for any marriage certificate, researchers should contact the local clerk office. Wayne County was created in 1811 from Clark and Dearborn Counties. It is located in east-central Indiana on the Ohio border. The county seat is Richmond.

Elkhart County Indiana Naturalization Records

This database represents those 8,265 naturalization’s indexed for the county of Elkhart in Indiana by the Friends of the Indiana State Archives. All naturalization records accessioned by the Archives are microfilmed and a portion of the information they contain is entered into a searchable database. The results of the database search will include the following fields: Surname, first name, nationality, date of arrival, and county book and page location. A complete naturalization record may be obtained by contacting the Archives. In the nineteenth century and most of the twentieth century, naturalization was a three step process. First, one declared intention to naturalize,…

Wakefield Kindred of America

Wakefield Kindred of America provides the genealogy of John Wakefield, the immigrant ancestor of the Boston Family, who was born in England in 1614-15. He was according to the best information at hand, a native of Gravesend, county Kent, England, as Thomas Wakefield, probably his brother, came from that town which was an ancient seat of this family.
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10

Indiana History

Indiana Magazine of History
Published continuously since 1905, the Indiana Magazine of History is one of the nation’s oldest historical journals. Since 1913, the IMH has been edited and published quarterly at Indiana University, Bloomington. Today, the IMH features peer-reviewed historical articles, research notes, annotated primary documents, reviews, and critical essays that contribute to public understanding of midwestern and Indiana history.

Indiana Libraries

Jefferson County Indiana History

Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights
“Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights,” published by the Madison Chamber of Commerce in 1953, offers an account of one of Indiana’s oldest and most historically significant cities. Known for its rich history and scenic beauty, Madison’s establishment dates back to 1808, with the first white man’s cabin being built around May 30 of that year. The town was officially laid out in 1810 by Jonathan Lyon, John Paul, and Lewis Davis, and it experienced rapid growth due to its strategic location on the Ohio River, directly across from Kentucky.

Indiana Maps

Indiana Military Records

Indiana Native American Records

Indiana Newspapers

Indiana Vital Records

Indiana Birth Records

Indiana Death Records

Indiana Coroner’s Records

Indiana Funeral Records

Indiana Divorce Records

Indiana Marriage Records

Indiana Yearbooks

Indiana High School Yearbooks

Allen County Indiana Yearbooks

  • Hoagland High School Yearbooks 1937-1968
    The Hoagland High School yearbooks were published as the Ship’s log, starting with 1937 and continuing until the school was consolidated with the Monroeville High School and the new Heritage High School was created to principally serve the children of Hoagland, Monroeville, and Poe. This was during the year 1968. If the title and year is linked, then the yearbook is currently online for free reading and download.

Steuben County Indiana Yearbooks


Search Military Records - Fold3

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top