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Genealogy Division
140 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
www.statelib.lib.in.us

The largest collection of research material in the state is centrally located at the state’s capitol. The library’s facility includes three major divisions of records: Indiana, Genealogy, and Newspaper. The Indiana State Archives is located in the library; the Indiana Historical Society is located adjacent to the library. The Indiana Division of the library provides the researcher with printed sources: county histories and indexes, church records, city directories, and newspapers. The Genealogy Division holds the sizable microfilm collection of records: vital, deed, probate, court, church, and cemetery and spearheads the County Records of Indiana Microfilming Project. The Genealogy Division also holds an Indiana Marriage Index, 1958–97, an Indiana Mortality Records Index (index to mortality census schedules from 1850–80), and some online indexes to newspapers for limited periods on their website. Carolynne L. Miller’s Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research in the Indiana State Library (Indianapolis: The Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1984) provides an excellent guide to both of these divisions. In the Newspaper Division an attempt has been made to preserve all dailies and weeklies in the state. A published guide is available from the Indiana Historical Society.

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