Our Indiana genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Indiana, including:
- Indiana State Archives
State and local government records including land office, census, military records, naturlization records, and institutional records.
- Indiana State Library
Family and local histories, census records, military, cemetery, vital records, county histories, periodicals, maps, photographs, and newspapers.
- Allen County Public Library
Second largest genealogy research collection in the U.S. and the largest in a public library, 650,000 microfilm & fiche, 400,000 books, world’s largest English-language genealogy periodical collection, 55,000 genealogies & family histories, Federal & state census records inc. non-population census schedules not available online, service and pension records covering every conflict from Revolutionary War (1775) through WWI (1918), newspapers, passenger lists & passport applications from 1795 for 163 ports, over 55,000 city directions from 1785 for 3,000 localities, Native American records since 1824, African American records since 1775, Canadian censuses since 1666, Canadian passenger lists, Canadian marriage indexes, Drouin Collection, Ontario BMD indexes from 1869, U.S. local records consisting of over 210,000 printed volumes, British Isles records consisting of 15,000 volumes since 1538
- Indiana Historical Society Library
Personal papers, business records, oral histories, photographs, postcards, prints, posters, paintings, films, videotapes, books, pamphlets, microfilm, maps, sheet music
Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.
If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.
Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Indiana include:
- Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1882
- Births have been recorded by the state government since 1907, marriages since 1800, and deaths since 1900
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
- State, territorial, and colonial censuses from 1807 to 1937
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1700s to the present
- Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Indiana have also been written
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1807
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas