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More on the Indiana State Library “#Genealogy” Cut

Last week, I, and others blogged about the proposed elemination of the genealogy department of the Indiana State Library. Since about that time, folks have created quite an uproar. The following is just a teaser from a good article by Frank Phillips, a Times reporter, posted in the Feb. 10, 2015 edition of the Brazil […]

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Thoughts on the Elimination of the Indiana State Library #Genealogy Department

I posted a blog about the elimination of the genealogy department at the Indiana state archives earlier, but didn’t comment much on it. In reading further, it looks to me like the money is available to save the library budget – it’s just going to be used for other stuff – like 55 million bucks […]

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Indiana House Bill 1001 Proposes to Wipe out the #Genealogy Department at the IN State Library

The following excerpt is from the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog. If you have Indiana Ancestors, you better read the FULL blog – not just my teaser. This is important! Indiana House Bill 1001 – the State Budget Bill – includes a proposed 24% cut in funding to the Indiana State Library. According to State Librarian […]

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50% Off! $hide Name List-Census Substitute #Genealogy Books AL-KS with Free eBook & Super-Saver USA Shipping

To celebrate the Christmas Season, FRPC is discounting all seventeen Dollarhide Name List printed books by 50%, making them just $9.48 each (including a FREE immediate download of the eBook). The eBooks themselves are also discounted 40%, making them just $7.50 (with no shipping charges). We’ve also put together a Super-Saver USA shipping arrangement for […]

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Indiana Contracts With to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date […]

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Indiana Considers Downtown Indianapolis Site for State Archives

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 4, 2014 edition of [Indiana] State officials are investigating creating a $17 million headquarters for the state archives on downtown’s American Legion Mall as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. In a “request for information,” the Indiana Department of Administration has asked real estate […]

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Third Volume on Indiana’s 44th Civil War Regiment to Be Released in November

The following excerpt is from the July 29, 2014 edition of FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, “War is hell.” Spencerville author and historical researcher Margaret Hobson says that was perhaps never more true than during that war, now marking its sesquicentennial. For the past two decades, the […]

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Bios from McLean Co. IL , Posey Co. IN, Lewis Co. Mo, Crockett Co. TN & Lawrence Co. TN Added at My Genealogy Hound

The following is from MyGenealogyHound: The most recent additions to the My Genealogy Hound website bring the current total of family biographies available to more than 22,000 biographies in 140 counties across ten states. The most recent additions include McLean County, Illinois with 1,257 biographies; Posey County, Indiana with 232 biographies; Lewis County, Missouri with […]

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An Historical Timeline for Indiana, 1614-1911

The following article is excerpted from Bill Dollarhide’s new book, Indiana Name Lists, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1783-2007. For genealogical research in Indiana, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical, jurisdictional, and genealogical point of view. Refer to the recent Illinois Timeline article for maps […]

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Indiana Name Lists, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1783-2007 Now Available

Indiana Name Lists, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1783-2007 with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, is now available with a FREE as a PDF download eBook. The latest in a series of books detailing Online Censuses & Substitutes state-by-state, this volume will prove to be invaluable for those researching ancestors […]

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The Indiana Source Book: Materials from The Hoosier Genealogists, 1985-1988; Volume Six with Index

Hey, there is another one. The Indiana Source Book: Materials from The Hoosier Genealogists, 1985-1988; Volume Six with Index. Can you blame the dedication of some genealogists who are willing to do this much work for others. As you may recall form my other blogs on the previous five volumes, this work started in The […]

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Headstone from 1800’s Returning to Warrick County (Indiana)

From the November 1, 2013, A grave marker found in the basement of the old Posey County Jail will soon be back in the Warrick County Cemetery where it belongs. The Posey County Historical Society says a Warrick County monument company has offered to refurbish and replace the headstone for free. Read the full […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 135 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 135 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,227,603 indexed records from the new Canada Census, 1911, collection, the 949,214 indexed records and images from the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration […]

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Appeal Being Made to the Indiana State Supreme Court Over Cause-of-Death Data on Indiana Death Certificates

An appeal is being made to the Indiana Supreme Court over Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge Carl Heldt’s ruling that cause-of-death data is not public record. This week, Attoney General Greg Zoeller filed a request for the appeal to be heard, saying that “the ruling goes against state policy that death certificates should be available to […]

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Indiana Source Book: Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1982-1984, Volume 5 with Index

In recent blogs I have review the Indians Source Book, covering four volumes and an independent index to the first three volumes. These four volumes represent the work of Willard Heiss. He took upon himself the task of copying and printing into a single series of books all the abstracts of vital and genealogically important […]

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