For more than 50 years, IHS has worked to publish indexes and research guides for primary source material. Today, it is easier than ever to find and uses these resources in your family history research.
Along with our biannual publication THG: Connections, we publish an online component called Online Connections. The articles that appear in Online Connections are rich with data and are often index-based information.
In addition to the Online Connections departments of Regional Sources and Stories, Family Records and Genealogy Across Indiana, there are also some larger works of primary source indexes that may help in your genealogy journey, such as Quaker Records and a name index to U.S. District Court Order Book, 1817–1833.Join today!
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The initial order book of the U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana comprises the record of the first cases and proceedings from the court’s inception to 1833. It reveals the history of the organization of the court, listing the names of judges, attorneys, court clerks, justices of the peace, plaintiffs, defendants, and jurors. The presiding judge of the court during this period was Benjamin Parke.
Cases regarding land transactions and bankruptcies are recorded, along with a few naturalizations, criminal cases, and contempt and divorce proceedings. Some cases have
full descriptions, including settlements. Also cited is the work of Indian agent Benjamin Stickney, who dealt with people trading improperly with Native Americans.
Download the Name Index to U.S. District Court Order Book, District of Indiana, 1817–1833.
Find scanned images of the Order Book here.
Volume 3 of the Abstracts of the Society of Friends in Indiana, edited by Ruth Dorrel and Thomas D. Hamm
Introduction to the Quaker Records Project, by Willard C. Heiss
Acknowledgments for First Edition (1962), Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana
Acknowledgments for Second Edition (1996, 1999, 2008), Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana
Acknowledgments for Online Edition (2008), Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana
Charlottesville Preparative Meeting Minutes
Greenfield Monthly Meeting Membership Records
Greenfield Preparative Meeting Minutes
Westland Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Westland Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
Duck Creek Anti-Slavery Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
Duck Creek Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Duck Creek Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
Hopewell Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Hopewell Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
New Castle Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
New Castle Monthly Meeting Minutes
Raysville/Knightstown Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Raysville/Knightstown Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
Spiceland Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Spiceland Monthly Meeting Minutes and Marriages
Anderson Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Fall Creek Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) Births and Deaths
Fall Creek Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) Minutes and Marriages
Carthage Friends Cemetery Inscriptions
Carthage Monthly and Preparatory Meeting Minutes
Little Blue River Monthly Meeting Membership Records
Little Blue River Monthly Meeting Minutes
Walnut Ridge Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths
Links to helpful genealogical and historical resources and organizations.
1 Step Web Pages by Stephen Morse
Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet
DoHistory website, created by Film Study Center, Harvard University, hosted by Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Ellis Island Records, Statue of Liberty Ellis &nedash; Island Foundation
GenealogyBlog by Leland Meitzler
FamilySearch, sponsored by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Federation of East European Family History Societies
German American Collections at Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Indiana county historians, historical societies and genealogical organizations
Indiana courts and clerks offices by county
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
Indiana Magazine of History (Indiana University, Bloomington)
IUPUI Max Kade German American Center
Links to all 50 state archives
Links to all 50 state libraries
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Palatines to America: German Genealogy Society
Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration
Tracing Native American ancestry, U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. State Historical Societies