- Indiana Historical Society Library
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Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Indiana include:
- Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1882
- Births have been recorded by the state government since 1907, marriages since 1800, and deaths since 1900
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
- State, territorial, and colonial censuses from 1807 to 1937
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1700s to the present
- Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Indiana have also been written
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1807
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas