ihs025“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.

 

Contents

County Records

Allen

Marriage, 1824-1837

Blackford

Tract book (1836)

Cass

Unclaimed letters, 1832

Kirklin Cemetery

Daviess

Marriages, 1817-1829

Marriages, 1830-1840

Delaware

Marriages, 1827-1837

Marriages,  1838-1841

First Presbyterian Church records

Studebaker Cemetery

Elkhart

Temperance Society, 1843

Floyd

Wills, 1818-1829

Probate, 1830-1837

Index to estates, 1819-1829

Hopewell Cemetery

Fulton

Marriages, 1836-1845

Greene

Marriages, 1821-1827

Lund Cemetery

Harrison

Wills, 1809-1820

Hendricks

Old Shiloh Cemetery

Gentry Cemetery

Henry

Marriages, 1823-1834

Marriages, 1834-1838

Jasper

Tract book (1838)

Kosciusko

Marriages, 1836-1841

LaGrange

Senior Citizens, 1895

La Porte

School Census, 1844

Lawrence

Lowder Cemetery

Madison

Marriages, 1853-1858

Friends Marriages, 1840-1964

Morgan

Cemetery

Marion

Marriages, 1822-1830

Marshall

Marriages, 1836-1850

Miami

Cemetery

Montgomery

Wills, 1822-1832

Noble

Shove-Harper Cemetery

Orange

Cemeteries

Posey

Calvin Cemetery

Putnam

Hebron Cemeterky

Poplar Spring Church

Rush

Marriages, 1822-1826

Marriages, 1826-1829

Scott

Marriages, 1820-1830

Marriages, 1831-1840

Shelby

Marriages, 1822-1829

Center Cemetery

Cemetery

Spurlin Cemetery

Sand Hill Cemetery

Steuben

Marriages, 1837-1846

Tippecanoe

Index Wills, 1825-1844

Conarroe Cemetery

Vigo

Marriages, 1818-1830

Warren

Marriages, 1828-1830

Marriages, 1831-1836

Washington

Newby Cemetery

Intestates, 1814-1830

Wills, 1821-1830

Wells

Marriages, 1837-1861

Whitley

Tax duplicates, 1838

Indiana Territory

Voters’ lists

Family Records

Bland

Buchanan

Collett

Dixon

Ellis

Gates

Hass

Hopkins

James

Jordan

Justice

McCammon

Morrison

Nearon

Patterson

Prather

Sites

Smith

Stapp

Straugh

Ward

Wright