ihs028I have recently review three volumes of the Indiana Source Book. They are as follows:

In the introduction of the third volume, the editor, Willard Heiss, gives the impression that the third volume would be the last. But, he didn’t stop. There is a forth volume,  Indiana Source Book Vol. 4 with Index; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1979-1981. The first thing you may note, is this volume come with an index. This was a large project, dating just far enough back to lack the advantages of digital reproduction and character recognition software. Creating such an index was a monumental job, but a huge boon to the reader.

As stated, my impression was Heiss had not intention of creating a forth volume. However, in 1979, a new editor took over for The Hoosier Genealogist. In Hiess’ own words, he said, “Rebah M. Fraustein, C.G., had assumed the editorial responsibility for The Hoosier Genealogist with Volume 19 (19790) and has continued the tradition of excellence established by her predecessors.” It was this quality of production, along with the “quantity of information” that allowed for this forth volume of Indiana resources to come to light.

 

Copies of Indiana Source Book Vol. 4; Genealogical Material From “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1973-1979 and other volumes in this set are available at Family Roots Publishing; Price: $15.00

 

Contents

County Records

Adams

  • Zion (German Reformed) records

Allen

  • Adoption & other records

Bartholomew

  • Marriages for 1860′s

Boone

  • Marriages, 1831-1844

Carroll

  • Marriages, 1828-1847

Cass

  • Obits from Democrat Pharos
  • Obits from Logansport Journal

Clark

  • St. Clair cemetery

Clinton

  • Marriages, 1830-1844

Dearborn

  • Naturalizations

Decatur

  • Naturalizations, 1867-1874

Fayette

  • Deaths, 1829-1849

Floyd

  • St. Mary Navilleton cemetery
  • St. Mary Knobs cemetery

Hendricks

  • House of Refuge
  • Obits from The Hendricks County Union, 1866-1868
  • Hughes cemetery

Howard

  • Orphan train to Kokomo

Jennings

  • Truant children 1905

Lawrence

  • Edwards cemetery
  • Miller cemetery

Marion

  • Tax Assessments, 1829

Pike

  • Naturalizations, 1857-1906

Pulaski

  • Marriages, 1839-1853

Ripley

  • Deaths, pre 1850

Rush

  • Naturalizations, 1857-1868

Scott

  • Assessor’s book, 1839

Shelby

  • Subscribers Norristown Church
  • Old settlers, Jackson township

Sullivan

  • Will abstracts

Tippecanoe

  • Cholera deaths, 1849

Wabash

  • Incorporation of Somerset
  • Marriages, 1835-1840

Wayne

  • Naturalizations, 1833-1840

Whitley

  • Marriages, 1838-1850

Early Newspaper Extracts

The Western Sun (Vincennes)

The Western Eagle (Madison)

The Western Register (Terre Haute)

The Pottowattomie Time (Logansport)

Indiana Palladium (Lawrenceburth)

The Western Times (Centerville)

Miscellaneous Records

Reasons for the westward movement

Account book of Rev. John T.T. Hammond

“His Own Grandfather”

Lutherans in early Indiana

Indiana residents to Iowa

Family Records

Osborn

Cook-Hunt

Cook-Kelly

Minnich-Huffman

Bailey

Barnes

Duffie-McIsaac

Moon

Spalding-Fashbaugh

Garrison

Proctor-Moon-Clark

Jones

West

Jones-Priest

Bales

Atkins

William Evans

M’Connaughay letter

Warner

McIntire-Ferguson

Pearson

McNight-Tatlock

Bruce

McNight

Thompson

Dunbar

Curtis Newell

Eastman