“The Hoosier Genealogist first appeared in 1962. Its editorial policy was an still is ‘to publish transcripts of original county records (such as marriage, land, will, and probate records), also church, Bible, and cemetery records.’
In this volume I have attempted to cull everything of permanent genealogical value from the first six years of The Hoosier Genealogist.”
This excerpt comes from the preface to Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966. The publication in question is from the early sixties, but the records copied within date back to the early 1800s. These records contain everything from simple date entry for marriage to more detailed abstract from will. In all, there are thousands of names for early Hoosiers.
Perhaps one of the more surprisingly useful bits of information found in this book comes from the inside cover. The author took the time to list, by county, all known courthouse fires with information on what records were lost. Sad, but nice to know when searching for records which simply won’t be there.
In addition to the records listed above, this book includes items like cemetery inscriptions and enumerations of children. While not the easiest book to find family in, there is no index, the volume of information more than makes up for it. A little leg work to search these pages for those who know, or think, they may have an early Indiana ancestry may yield some exciting results. These thousands of names must belong to someone. See where they come form in the contents listed below.
Get your own copy of Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966 from Family Roots Publishing for only $15.00.
Tract book (1836)
Unclaimed letters, 1832
First Presbyterian Church records
Temperance Society, 1843
Index to estates, 1819-1829
Old Shiloh Cemetery
Tract book (1838)
Senior Citizens, 1895
School Census, 1844
Friends Marriages, 1840-1964
Poplar Spring Church
Sand Hill Cemetery
Index Wills, 1825-1844
Tax duplicates, 1838