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  • Indiana GenWeb County List To go to the Official Indiana GenWeb Counties.
  • Search the Indiana Archives

  • Hoosier Web Genealogy and History.
  • Indiana County Mailing Lists Email discussion groups you can join to connect with others.
  • Books We Own: IndianaA list of resources owned/accessed by ROOTS-L members & others willing to look up genealogical info for those who request it.
  • Villages, Cities and Towns in Indiana Can't find the town you're looking for? Try this town locator!
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  • Indiana Commission on Public Records State Archives Division Links of interest to historians and genealogists
  • Indiana Family History Centers


  • Lake County Indiana Cemeteries
  • Indiana State Library Cemetery Database To locate cemeteries, even if you don't know what county.
  • Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project
  • Pike County Cemeteries A lot of work done there!
  • Clark Co. IN Cemeteries Over 100 online cemetery indexes! And now searchable.
  • Cemetery Junction: Indiana Obituary Links
  • The Necrology File-South Bend Tribune Obits 1920-1989 Complete
  • Michigan City Obituary File 75,000 entries from 1887 to date.
  • St Joseph County Necrology Index obituaries in the South Bend Tribune
  • Interment: Indiana Indiana Cemetery transcriptions online.
  • Indiana Cemeteries by County
  • Lake Co. IN Cemeteries Cemetery list.
  • Hessville and Pauper Cemetery Index Hammond (Hessville), Lake Co. Indiana.
  • Hessville Cemetery-Full transcript Page numbers match index above.
  • Merrillville Cemetery Cemetery is located in Ross Twp., Lake County, Indiana
  • Northwest Indiana Tombstone Photos Service providing photos at a small cost.
  • LaPorte County Cemeteries
  • Indiana Cemetery Law Are your ancestors' burial grounds protected, or being dug up and tossed away?
  • Silver Creek Cemetery- Clark Co IN 1st burial-1805, includes history, photos and inscriptions.
  • Searchable index-Clark Co. Cemeteries
  • Indiana Photographs Cemetery photos, as well as individuals, mainly from the Tippecanoe/Montgomery County area.

    Vital-Birth, Death, Marriage

  • Indiana Commission on Public Records
  • State of Indiana Marriages through 1850 Searchable database of Indiana marriages through 1850 and a link back to Indiana Genealogy homepage
  • Indiana Vital Records Info Where and how to write for Indiana vital records of genealogical interest.
  • Vital Records Info-Guidelines Tells what you need to do, what to send, etc to get a better response when ordering vital records.
  • Indiana State Dept of Health Where to get birth and death Certificates in Indiana.
  • Heirloom Birth Certificates From the State Board of Health, proceeds to go to Indiana Childrens Fund.
  • Indiana State Archives The official repository of Indiana government records of permanent historical and legal significance.
  • Northwest Indiana Genealogy Research Service Lookups for counties of Lake, Porter, Jasper, and DeKalb.
  • Jasper County Deaths About 30 death records from Jasper County In.
  • DeKalb County Deaths Some death records I had from looking up my Lumms, L surnames
  • LUMM Births and Deaths-DeKalb Co. IN
  • Lake County Indiana Marriages
  • Wayne Co. Indiana Marriages
  • Lake County Indiana Deaths
  • Lake County Indiana Births

    Census Records Online

  • USGW Census Project: Indiana
  • Census Online: Indiana 123 Links Census transcriptions online.
  • 1850 Clay County IN Census
  • 1840 Census Index of Lake County, IN One of the many records I've been transcribing.
  • 1850 Actual Census-Lake County, IN
  • 1850 Federal Census - Mortality Schedule-Morgan County
  • Index of 1870 Morgan Co.Census
  • Index of 1880 Morgan Co. Census
  • Index of 1910 Morgan Co. Census

    Land records, Naturalizations, Misc.

  • A-Searching for Immigrant Ancestors
  • Indiana Naturalization DataBase Not all counties are done, but they have a huge database of naturalizations. Awesome resource, and free from the Indiana Archives!
  • Naturalization Records in Indiana Excellent page telling what the archives have and dont have
  • Indiana Pioneers List of pioneers to Indiana prior to 1850
  • Indiana Land records
  • Madison Co. Indiana Naturalization Records Index
  • Dubois County Naturalizations
  • Hancock County Naturalizations
  • Jefferson County Naturalizations
  • Elkhart County Naturalizations
  • Monroe County Naturalizations
  • History of Homestead Awards Farms retained by the same family for 100 years or more.
  • 3427 Homestead Awards by County Listed by county and gives original owner name through 100+ years.
  • NWI Link Directory A directory of links for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties in Indiana in general.
  • Indiana Heritage

    Indiana in the Military

  • Civil War Rosters-Indiana Excellent and up-to-date site!
  • Indiana In The Civil War
  • Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution
  • Civil War Links Lots of Indiana Regiments
  • IN. Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Lake County, IN Civil War Dead
  • Lake County Roll of Honor List of dead and some wounded from WWI
  • Indiana Mexican War Soldiers Lists of soldiers.
  • Indiana Civil War Soldiers Another great soldier list by Jerry Mounts.
  • The Civil War Archive, Union Regiments, Indiana Site gives History of almost every Indiana regiment!
  • Battle Summary at Corydon, IN Only Battle listed in Indiana for the Civil War
  • Civil War Round Tables of Indiana
  • History of the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, USA
  • 19th Indiana Co. B By Swamp Hog Productions.
  • Company K 19th Indiana and the Iron Brigade
  • 35th Indiana Vol. Infantry "The First Irish"
  • 39th Indiana Roster
  • The 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry
  • 43rd Indiana Infantry
  • Korean War Casualty List Listed alphabetically, and by City.
  • Indiana Vietnam Casualty List Listed alphabetically, and by City
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial-Indiana

    County Specific Genealogy Sites

  • Indiana Counties Map
  • DeKalb Co. IN DeKalb County IN GenWeb.
  • Franklin County, Indiana Genealogy
  • Jasper Co. IN Jasper County IN GenWeb.
  • Lake County, IN GenWeb -I'm the Coordinator
  • Newton Co. IN Newton County IN GenWeb.
  • Pike County GenWeb
  • Prairie Creek, in Vigo County
  • LaPorte County GenWeb

    Libraries, Historical Societies, Biographies and other Misc. Sites of Interest

  • Tri-State Genealogical Society (TSGS) has been serving Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Western Kentucky researchers for 24 years.
  • Ohio River Families families settled within 50 miles of the Ohio River in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana in the 19th century.
  • Indiana Orphan Train Project
  • Indiana Biographies Project Over 5000 biographies of Indiana people.
  • Lake County IN Biography Project -I'm the Coordinator
  • Newton County IN Biography Project -I'm the Coordinator
  • Huish Family Biography Follows my Huish family from early 1800's England to present day Indiana.
  • Genealogical Research in Indiana
  • Quaker Index-Indiana Lists hundreds of Indiana Quaker surnames.
  • Indiana State Library Genealogy Section
  • Allen Co. Library-Genealogy Located in Fort Wayne Indiana, one of the best genealogical libraries in the US.
  • Lake County Public Library
  • Morgan County Public Library offers catalog/genealogy search capabilities.
  • Clay County Genealogical Society
  • Genealogical Society of Whitley County Indiana
  • Genealogy Researcher's List Lists researchers who will do lookups etc
  • Indiana Genealogical Society Homepage
  • Merrillville Ross Twp Historical Society A page I put together for the Historical Society that I belong to. Come find out more about them.
  • NWIGS Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society.
  • Historical Society of Porter County invites you to visit the Old Jail Museum
  • Indiana Postal History Society
  • LaPorte County Genealogical Society
  • South Bend, IN Genealogy Society
  • Midwest Genealogy Society
  • Morgan County History and Genealogy Association
  • East Chicago Roosevelt High School Includes classmate email list for graduating classes from 1924-1986!
  • DePauw University Yearbook 1918 Sorority lists, sports, honor roll etc. From my grandmother's yearbook.
  • Notre Dame Archives List of students 1850-1910, teachers 1850-1950 and LOTS more
  • Lake County Convention and Visitors BureauThinking of coming here to track your roots...stop here first to plan it.

  • Indianapolis Marion County Employees 1890-1926 The Complete files at Indiana Archives, most with photo.
  • Kentuckiana Genealogy For Genealogy in Southern Indiana as well as Kentucky. Includes most of the lower 1/2 of Indiana!
  • Ancestor Publishers Microfiche- Indiana
  • Indiana Genealogy Forum Message Board with various Indiana topics.
  • Ye Olde Genealogy Shoppe Indianapolis
  • Midwest Prairie Net Community info for Newton, Jasper, Benton and White counties
  • Brown/Vanarsdol/Gibson in Indiana
  • Indiana State Symbols from Geobop

    Sites of Historical Interest

  • Indiana German Heritage Society
  • Lake Co. Library Newspaper Holdings Tells what microfilms are available and what obituaries are indexed for this county.
  • Indiana Local History
  • Indiana Architecture Home Lots of beautiful photos of older Indiana Buildings with some town/county history included.
  • 1895 U.S. Atlas - Indiana
  • Lake County Courthouse Includes history and photos.
  • A few Historic Landmarks in Northwest Indiana
  • Historical Community of Northwest Indiana H.C.N.W.I. loose, unofficial, mixed-bag of historical societies, parks, archives, preservation groups, and individuals interested in solving our common problems.
  • Lake County Early Town Histories
  • 1873 trip from KS to IN Really interesting journal found by Earl Dodd of Colorado, Transcribed by Sharon Ivy
  • Indiana Towns 1826
  • Indiana Post Offices 1875
  • genealogy registerThe Genealogy Register Many many more genealogy links.

    You may notice quite a few links going to Lake & Newton Counties, Indiana, that's because I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Lake County Indiana GenWeb, the Newton County Biography Project and the Moderator for Jasper, Lake & Newton Co.'s Mailing Lists

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