Indiana Fast Facts and Key Resources

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indiana fast facts resources
Statehood: 1816

First extant federal census: 1820

Statewide birth records begin: 1907

Statewide death records begin: 1900


Statewide marriage records begin: 1958

Counties: 92

Public-land state


Contact for vital records:

Vital Records Department
Indiana State Department of Health, 2 N. Meridian St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46204,
(317) 233-1325

Web Sites

Ball State University Digital Media Repository

Cyndi’s List: Indiana


Indiana GenWeb

Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Libraries


Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research (IHS Press)

Genealogical Atlas of Indiana by Charles M. Franklin (Heritage House)

Hoosier Faiths: A History of Indiana Churches and Religious Groups by L.C. Rudolph (Indiana University Press)

Indiana, 1816 to 1850: The Pioneer Era by Donald Francis Carmony (Indiana University Press)


Indiana Source Book: Genealogical Material From The Hoosier Genealogist, 10 volumes, by various editors (IHS Press)

The Indiana Way: A State History by James H. Madison (Indiana University Press)

Organizations and Archives

Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 421-1200, <>


Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN 47713, (812) 428-8200, <>

Indiana Genealogical Society

Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852, <>

Indiana Historical Society

450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, (800) 447-1830, <>

Indiana State Archives

6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219, (317) 591-5222, <>

Indiana State Library

140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-3675, <>

From the September 2018 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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