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Find your Ancestors in the Indiana State Digital Archives

Browse through the indexes to many of the most popular State Archives collections at the new Indiana Digital Archives, www.indianadigitalarchives.org. The Friends of the Indiana State Archives volunteers have been hard at work for more than fifteen years creating indexes to many of the state’s records. Since before statehood in 1816, Indiana, the Crossroads of America, has been home to thousands of settlers and immigrants. This project allows Hoosiers and citizens worldwide to browse the state’s history as Indiana nears its bicentennial.

For more information about the Indiana State Archives and its collections, please visit archives.icpr.in.gov.

Indiana Digital Archives Named a 2011 Best State Website by Family Tree Magazine for second consecutive year.

Oct 21, 2011 -- 

INDIANAPOLIS (October 21, 2011) - The Indiana Digital Archives has been named a "Best State Website" by Family Tree Magazine for the second consecutive year. America's #1 family history publication will release the list of honorees in its December 2011 issue and is currently available at http://familytreemagazine.com/article/2011-best-state-websites.

The "Best State Website" list honors America's leading genealogy research websites. The seventy-five sites listed represent the go-to bookmarks for browsing America's past, state by state. The Indiana Digital Archives joined Indiana State Library: Genealogy Collection as one of only two honorees from the State of Indiana. Family Tree Magazine also named the Digital Archives a "Best Website of 2011," which encompasses genealogy and history-related sites from all sources public or private, subscription or free.

"This recognition by Family Tree Magazine is another great honor for the Indiana State Archives and is especially rewarding for State Archives staff and the dozens of volunteers whose years of hard work have made the Indiana Digital Archives a success," said Jim Corridan, Director of the Commission on Public Records and State Archivist. "The Digital Archives has become increasingly popular among researchers due to its ability to instantly connect them to valuable historical records and other holdings within the Indiana State Archives."

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Indiana Digital Archives Named a 2010 Best State Website by Family Tree Magazine

Oct 14, 2010 -- 

INDIANAPOLIS (October 13, 2010) - The Indiana Digital Archives has been named a 2010 Best State Website by "Family Tree Magazine." America's #1 family history publication released the list of honorees in its December 2010 issue and is available at http://familytreemagazine.com/article/2010-best-state-websites.

The list honors America's leading genealogy research websites. The seventy-five sites listed represent the go-to bookmarks for browsing America's past, state by state. The Indiana Digital Archives joined the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center as the only two honorees from the State of Indiana.

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Index to Historical Indiana National Guard Records Now Available Online

Sep 10, 2010 -- 

Researchers are now able to search historic records of thousands of Indiana National Guardsmen through the Indiana Digital Archives. The Indiana National Guard Collection indexes records of Hoosiers who served our nation from 1898 through 1940. The database includes the soldier's name, the date enlisted, and the town or county from which he or she enrolled. Soldiers who joined around the time of the Mexican Border War in 1916 or the World War I era will have additional records such as physical exams, enlistment papers, and service cards.

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Civil War Records Online

Jun 08, 2010 -- 

INDIANAPOLIS - Historians, researchers and others interested in Indiana's Civil War history can now search for specific individuals who served during the conflict through the new Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database available at http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/. The database contains over 213,000 individual records compiled by volunteers and staff from the Indiana State Archives and the Friends of the Indiana State Archives.

Compilation of the Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database began in 1913 when the Indiana General Assembly appropriated $4,700 for a comprehensive index detailing the service of Indiana Civil War soldiers. The Indiana Digital Archives has now published the information online. Each record contains information about a soldier's age, muster in and out dates and location, company, regiment, and any additional available notes. These notes may include ranks, transfers, desertion information, punishment, mortality status and cavalry or battery unit.

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Collections Coming Soon:
Carroll Naturalization Records
Closed Nursing Schools
Crawfordsville Land Office
DeKalb County Naturalization Records
Grant County Naturalization Records
Madison County Naturalization Records
Wells County Naturalization Records


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