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Regional Sources

Drawing of Allen County Courthouse, 1898

Regional Sources and Stories contains name indexes and other data for Hoosier ancestors from three regions: Northern, Central and Southern Indiana. For easy browsing, articles for each region are arranged alphabetically by county name. All articles in Online Connections can be searched by any term, for instance, an individual’s last name, a place of residence or a year.

Northern Indiana

Adams County, Human Interest Newspaper Columns from Decatur, Indiana, 1905, by Natalie Burriss and Kathleen M. Breen

Allen County, Catalog and Register of Fort Wayne Female College, 1851-1952, by Jennifer A. Banning and Callie McClune

Benton County, Dance Cards from Various Events, 1928-1932, by Natalie Burriss and Caroline G. Emenaker

Benton County, Names in the “Cook Book Compiled by the Ladies of The Presbyterian Church, Fowler, Ind. 1909,” by Chelsea Sutton and Stephanie M. Schulze

Carroll County, Election Records, 1828-1829, by Chelsea Sutton and Elena Rippel

Carroll County, Names Listed in Women’s Missionary Society Minutes, 1923-1926, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Clinton County, Civic Records of John Barner, 1849-1850 and 1883-1889, by Natalie Burriss and Ethan Chitty

Elkhart County, Clothing Records of Deceased Soldiers of the Forty-Eighth Indiana Infantry, 1862, by Natalie Burriss and Rachel Christine Fulk

Fulton County, Journal of James K. Stinson, 1875-1881, transcribed and with an introduction by Wendy L. Adams

Grant County, Account Book of Dentist Charles A. Priest, 1920, by Geneil Breeze

Huntington County, Samuel Zent Papers, Thirteenth Indiana Regiment Muster Rolls, 1861-1865, by Caroline G. Emenaker and Natalie Burriss

Jasper County, Voters Listed in Poll Book for Fourth Precinct, Rensselaer, 1932 Primary, by Wendy L. Adams

Kosciusko County, Names Compiled from Robert Smith’s Account Book, 1851–1852, by Natalie Burriss and M. Teresa Baer

LaGrange County, Account Book from Mongo, 1839, by Karen M. Wood

Lake County, Register of the Squatters’ Union, July 1836, by Rachel M. Popma

La Porte County, Account Book of Alfred F. Earl Livery Stable, April and May 1897, by Lois Naughton Allis and Jennifer A. Banning

La Porte County, New Durham Township Justice of the Peace Record Book Records, 1879-1906, by Harold Henderson and Callie McCune

Marshall County, Letters Left at the Post Office in Plymouth, Ind., February and April 1856, transcribed by Ruth Dorrel with an introduction by Rachel M. Popma

Marshall County, “Local Brevities” from the Marshall County Independent, January 1898, by Rachel Christine Fulk and Natalie Burriss

Marshall County, Local Brevities from the Marshall County Independent, June 1, 1900, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Miami County, Unclaimed Letters at the Peru Post Office, 1841-1842, by Ruth Dorrel and Bethany Natali

Newton County, Local News Items for Brook, Indiana, 1895-1899, by Molly Hollcraft and Kathleen M. Breen

Noble County, Index for General Store Ledger from Bond County, Illinois, 1888, found in Kendallville, by Melinda Moore Weaver

Noble County, Lee Chapple Temperance Society Minute Book, 1870–1882, by Rachel Christine (Fulk) Brown and Patrick Hanlon

Saint Joseph County, Influenza Related News, 1918, by E. A. Lawson and Natalie Burriss

Saint Joseph County, World War I Army Photographs, Dean Wilhelm Collection, 1917–ca. 1919, by Patrick Hanlon and Evan N. Miller

Starke County, Names of the Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Daughters of Rebekah Extracted from the North Judson News, 1897-1902, by Christina R. Bunting and Natalie Burris

Steuben County, Members Listed in the County’s Medical Society Ledger, 1880–1898, Noah Dahlquist and Natalie Burriss

Wabash County, List of “Old Settlers” in the Wabash Plain Dealer, August 24, 1888, by Ruth Dorrel and Lois Naughton Allis

Wells County, Names in the McBride and Son Furniture and Undertaking Account Book, 1865-1877, by Stephanie M. Schulze and Freddie Waters

Whitley County, Early History in More Family Papers, by M. Teresa Baer

Whitley County,Family History from the More Family Papers, 1714–1816, by Noah Dahlquist and Kathleen M. Breen

Central Indiana

Boone County, Students and Faculty at Business Schools in Lebanon, Indiana, 1898-1917, by Eric Spall

Clay County, Name Index to the McCrea-Brown Hardware Company Petty Ledger, 1902-1907, by Rachel M. Popma

Decatur County, Democratic Convention Candidates and Delegates, 1906, by Natalie Burriss and Patrick Hanlon

Decatur County, “Men in Decatur County Who Are Past 70 Years of Age,” Greensburg Daily News, July 1937, by Russell Wilhoit and Chelsea Sutton

Decatur County, Obituaries from the Greensburg Standard, 1871, by Ruth Dorrell, Natalie Burriss, and M. Teresa Baer

Fayette County, Longwood General Store Account Book, April 1839 to July 1840, by Elena Rippel and Natalie Burriss

Franklin County, Medical Daybook of Doctor Thomas Gifford, May–June 1847, by Rachel (Fulk) Brown, Natalie Burriss, and Evan N. Miller

Franklin and Union Counties, Indiana, and Butler County, Ohio, Records from the Pioneer and Harvest Home Association, 1883-1885, by Kimberly E. Hunter, Callie McCune, and Christina R. Bunting

Greene County, List of Members in Social Sewing Society Minute Book, 1851-1862, by Stephanie M. Schulze and Chelsea Sutton

Hamilton County, Membership List of Cicero’s Methodist Episcopal Church, 1845-1861, by Natalie Burriss and Rachel Christine Fulk

Hancock County, Account Books of Dr. James Madison Ely, 1851-1866, by Lori Osting and Christina R. Bunting

Henry County, Minutes of the Lick Creek Baptist Church, 1835-1848, by James B. Cash

Henry County, Naturalization Records in the Indiana State Archives, 1854-1929, by Fred J. Engelking

Jay County, Coffin Accounts from Edmund Smith’s Ledger, 1841-1853, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Madison County, Dead Letters at the Elwood Post Office, 1899, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Marion County, Personal Mentions from the Indianapolis Recorder, 1899–1900, by E. A. Lawson and Kathleen M. Breen

Montgomery County, Crawfordsville Daybook, December 1850 and December 1851, by Natalie Burriss and Rachel Christine Fulk

Morgan County, Newspaper Offers a Retrospective Look at the Year 1881, by Ruth Dorrel and Karen M. Wood

Owen County, Bethany Presbyterian Church Records, 1820-1834, by Kimberly E. Hunter and Christina R. Bunting

Putnam County, Letters Left at the Post Office in Greencastle, 1881, transcribed by Ruth Dorrel with an introduction by Rachel M. Popma

Randolph County, News Items from the Winchester Journal, 1918, by Ruth Dorrel and Callie McCune

Shelby County, Church Records of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 1840–1866, by Natalie Burriss and Noah Dahlquist

Shelby County, Names Recorded in the Diary of Lucius S. Keaton, 1864-1865, by Evan Gaughan

Sullivan County, Uriah Coulson Papers, Receipts and Miscellanea, 1870-1883, by Ethan Chitty and Natalie Burriss

Tippecanoe County, Index of Names in “Our Colored People” Columns of the Lafayette Daily Journal, 1879–1880, by Mary E. Anthrop and Natalie Burriss

Tippecanoe County, Lafayette CollegLafiate Institute Pamphlet, 1864-1865, by Ruth Dorrel and Freddie Waters

Union County, Veterinary Account Book, 1878-1889, by Natalie Burriss and Caroline G. Emenaker

Vigo County, List of Names in J. B. Jenckes’s Justice of the Peace Ledger, 1832-1843, by Karen M. Wood

Vigo County, The New Highland Christian Church Ladies Aid Society’s Rutherford Quilt, 1898, by Caroline G. Emenaker and Natalie Burriss

Warren County, Accounts of Patients in Rainsville, Indiana, in Physician Account Book of Theophilus Stembel, July 19, 1842, through Dec.1, 1842, by Wendy L. Adams and Lois Naughton Allis

Warren County, John Gregory’s Newspaper Ledger, 1868-1874, by E. A. Lawson and Natalie Burriss

Southern Indiana

Bartholomew County, Name Index to the Account Book of David McClure Branham’s General Store, 1893-1897, by Lori Osting and Callie McCune

Brown County, Otto Ping’s Account Book, Early 1900s, by Ethan Chitty and Natalie Burriss

Crawford County, Business Papers of Alexander Byerly, 1881-1903, by Judith Q. McMullen and M. Teresa Baer

Daviess County, Abstracts of Legal Documents from the Richard Hyatt Papers, Covering Events from 1831 through 1886, by Wendy L. Adams and Rachel M. Popma

Daviess County, The Wabash and Erie Canal and the Acquisition of Land by Irish Immigrants, 1849–1857, by Daniel Gahan

Daviess and Martin Counties, Irish Immigrants Buried in Catholic Cemeteries, 1836–1920, by Daniel Gahan

Dubois County, Augustana Evangelical Church Records, 1880-1937, by Molly Hollcraft and Caroline G. Emenaker

Floyd County, New Albany and Portland Ferry Company Records, 1862-1884, by Caroline G. Emenaker and Natalie Burriss

Gibson County, Patient Account Ledger of Dr. George C. Kendle, Sept. 1881-Jan. 1890, by K.L. Combs

Harrison County, Marriage Records from Thomas Faith’s Docket of Constable Records, 1817-1825, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Harrison County, Names Derived from Poll Book, New Salisbury, Indiana, November 8, 1864, by Ruth Dorrel and Lois Naughton Allis

Harrison County, Names Listed in the Church Registry of Saint Peter German Reformed Church Near Crandall, Indiana, ca. 1900–1926, by Evan N. Miller, Jennifer Duplaga, and Natalie Burriss

Jackson County, Members of the Jackson County Medical Society, 1876-1936, by Wendy L. Adams and Melinda Moore Weaver

Jackson County, Names Extracted from “A History of the Colored People of Jackson County Indiana” (1956), by K.L. Combs and Chelsea Sutton

Lawrence County, Index to Account Book of Hade Bridewell, Blacksmith, Perry Township, 1873-1878, by Wendy L. Adams

Lawrence County, Names Recorded in Joseph Rawlins’s Ledgers, 1851–1856, by Noah Dahlquist and Kathleen M. Breen

Martin County, Burial Plots at Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, by Judith Q. McMullen

Martin County, Names in Diaries of Mary Matthews of Loogootee, 1932-1933, by Ethan R. Chitty and Natalie Burriss

Monroe County, Birth and Death Announcements in the Harrodsburg Review, 1886, by Ruth Dorrel and Natalie Burriss

Ohio County, Account Book of Steam Mill at Millersburg, Randolph Township, 1832–1838, by Patrick Hanlon and Natalie Burriss

Perry County, Reuben Bates’s Store Ledger, February and October 1838, by Natalie Burriss and Ethan R. Chitty

Pike County, Account Book of Robert Logan, Highbanks, 1850, by Wendy L. Adams

Pike County, Coal Miners at Enos Mine, 1921-1930, and Logtown’s African American Mineworkers and Others Buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, by Judith Q. McMullen and M. Teresa Baer

Posey County, Account Book for William Schneider’s General Store, 1870-1871, transcribed by Wendy L. Adams and Stephanie M. Schulze

Ripley County, Subscribers to the Building Fund for Bear Creek Baptist Church, 1860s, by Molly Hollcraft and Kathleen M. Breen

Switzerland County, Cotton Township Poll Book for 1884 Election, by E. A. Lawson and Natalie Burriss

Switzerland County, Pioneer Association Minutes and Records, 1868-1903, by Ruth Dorrel, Lois Naughton Allis, and Chelsea Sutton

Vanderburgh County, Marriage Register of Justice of the Peace Eben C.Poole, 1910, transcribed by Ruth Dorrel with an introduction by Wendy L. Adams

Warrick County, Doctor J. A. Newton Medical Ledger, 1864–1867, by E. A. Lawson and Kathleen M. Breen

Warrick County, Letters Left at Post Offices as listed in the Warrick Democrat, 1850-1860, by Wendy L. Adams and Kimberly E. Hunter

Warrick County, Marriages and Marriage Licenses Listed in the Boonville Weekly Enquirer, January 6 to April 28, 1922, by Erin Wright and Natalie Burriss

Washington County, Names in the 1915 Educational Report, by Chelsea Sutton and Christina R. Bunting

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