Genealogy

​Educational materials on "How to" information on documenting ones heritage through ancestral listing. The project can be done as an individual or group with a parent or grandparent. It helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family tradition.

Resources

Manuals

Forms

To download and edit one of the excel spreadsheets, click on the option below. When the new page opens click on "File" in the top, left-hand corner, and then select "Download a Snapshot."

Score Cards

Record Sheets

Exhibit Requirements

Indiana Historical Society Suggested Genealogy Research Resources

  • Cyndi’s List​ is also a great website to explore when starting out in Genealogy, whether specific to Indiana or not. It’s a pretty extensive website. Just jump on and explore.

  • A​ncestry.com
    • Home page: https://www.ancestry.com/ - This is to sign up for a subscription.
    • Accessing the Library Edition of Ancestry.com has to be at a location that pays for that type of subscription. Check out if your local public library has access, many do. You can look them up online or call to ask if they offer that service or any other genealogy database access. You also have to sign on to their computers to use that service. You can travel with your devices, like laptop or tablet, just know your searching has to be done on their computers. It might be a good idea to travel with a flash drive to save those records you find so you can easily add them to your device and digital records.

  • Indiana State Archives
    • Home page: http://www.in.gov/iara/
    • Records and indices are kept in different locations on the website. Spend some time on the website looking at what is available. If you’re have trouble finding it you can call the office and they can guide you through.

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