Genealogy: Indiana, Library and society resource list

Indiana, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  1. State-wide Resources
  2. University Archives and Collections
  3. Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  4. Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  5. Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  6. Digital Library Collections
  7. Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. Indiana Genealogical Society:  http://www.indgensoc.org/
  2. Indiana Historical Society:  http://www.indianahistory.org/
  3. Indiana State Archives:  http://www.in.gov/icpr/archives/
  4. Indiana State Library:  http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/

University Archives and Collections (23)

  1. Anderson University:    http://www.anderson.edu/campus/archives/index.html
  2. Ball State University. Archives and Special Collections:    http://www.bsu.edu/library/collections/archives/
  3. Ball State University. Drawings and Documents Archive:    http://www.bsu.edu/cap/facilities/archives/
  4. DePauw University:    http://www.depauw.edu/library/archives/
  5. Huntington College, United Brethren Historical Center:  http://www.huntington.edu/ubhc/
  6. Indiana State University: http://library.indstate.edu/about/units/rbsc/
  7. Indiana University Northwest:    http://www.iun.edu/~lib/crahome.htm
  8. Indiana University South Bend:    http://www.iusb.edu/~libg/archives/index.shtml
  9. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis:    http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/special/
  10. Indiana University. Archives:    http://www.indiana.edu/~libarch
  11. Indiana University. Archives of Traditional Music:    http://www.indiana.edu/~libarchm/
  12. Indiana University. Kinsey Institute:    http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/library/index.html
  13. Indiana University. Lilly Library:    http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/
  14. Indiana University. Music Library:    http://www.music.indiana.edu/collections/special.html
  15. Indiana University. Ohio Valley-Great Lakes Ethnohistory Archive:    http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/abstracts/gen5.html
  16. Purdue University:    http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/
  17. Purdue University Calumet:    http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/library/archives.html
  18. University of Evansville:    http://libraries.evansville.edu/libservices/archives/info.html
  19. University of Notre Dame. Archives:    http://www.nd.edu/~archives/
  20. University of Notre Dame. Rare Books and Special Collections:    http://www.library.nd.edu/rarebooks/index.shtml
  21. University of Southern Indiana:    http://www.usi.edu/library/Special.asp
  22. Valparaiso University:    http://www.valpo.edu/library/archives/index.html
  23. Vincennes University:    http://www.vinu.edu/AcademicResources/ShakeLibrary/lewislib.aspx

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (47)

  1. Alameda–Alameda McCollough Library:    http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/library.htm
  2. Anderson–Anderson Public Library, Indiana Room:  http://www.and.lib.in.us/indianaroom/
  3. Angola–Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County:  http://www.steuben.lib.in.us/Genealogy/genealogy.html
  4. Auburn–Eckhart Public Library, William H. Willennar Genealogy:  http://www.epl.lib.in.us/genealogy.htm
  5. Bloomington–Monroe County Public Library, Indiana Room:  http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/indiana_room/indiana_room_home.html
  6. Bloomington–Monroe County Public Library:    http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/indiana_room/statelocal_collections.html
  7. Center Point–Clay County Genealogical Society Library:  http://www.ccgsilib.org/  Connersville–Fayette County Public Library:    http://www.fcplibrary.lib.in.us
  8. Danville–Danville Public Library (IN) :    http://www.dpl.lib.in.us/genealogy.html
  9. Danville–Danville Public Library, Indiana Room:  http://www.in-motion.net/~dpl/genealogy.html
  10. Delphi–Carroll County Museum Genealogy Library:  http://www.carrollcountymuseum.org/genealogy.html
  11. Evansville–Willard Library: http://www.willard.lib.in.us/genealogy.html
  12. Fort Wayne–Allen County Public Library, Historical Genealogy Department:   http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/
  13. Frankfort–Frankfort Community Public Library:  http://www.accs.net/fcpl/gen.htm
  14. Franklin–Franklin Library:  http://www.jcpl.lib.in.us/historic2.htm
  15. Goshen–Goshen College, Good Library, Mennonite Historical Library:  http://www.goshen.edu/mhl/
  16. Kokomo–Kokomo-Howard County Public Library:    http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/genealogy/
  17. Lafayette–Tippecanoe County Public Library:    http://www.tcpl.lib.in.us/ref/indroom.htm
  18. LaPorte–LaPorte County Public Library:   http://www.lapcat.org/genealogy.html
  19. Lebanon–Lebanon Public Library, Ralph W. Stark Heritage Room:  http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/LPL/LibraryInfo/Collections.html#Ralph%20W.%20Stark%20Heritage%20Room%20-%20Upper%20Level  Liberty–Union County Public Library:  http://www.union-county.lib.in.us/
  20. Madison–Madison-Jefferson County Public Library:  http://www.madison-jeffco.lib.in.us/genealog.html
  21. Marion–Marion Public Library, Irene Reed Indiana History and Genealogy Services:  http://www.marion.lib.in.us/
  22. Marion–Marion Public Library:    http://www.marion.lib.in.us/indianahistoryandgenealogy/NewIHindex/IndHistory&Genealogy2.htm
  23. Martinsville–Morgan County Public Library:  http://morg.lib.in.us/
  24. Michigan City–Michigan City Public Library:    http://www.mclib.org/indiana.htm
  25. New Albany–New Albany Public Library, Indiana Room:  http://www.nafcpl.lib.in.us/DEFAULT.ASP?PAGE=INDIANA
  26. Noblesville–Hamilton East Public Library, Indiana Room:  http://www.hepl.lib.in.us/ref/indiana_room.html
  27. North Manchester–Manchester College, Funderburg Library:  http://www.manchester.edu/OAA/library/archives/index.htm l
  28. Peru–Peru Public Library:  http://www.peru.lib.in.us/
  29. Plainfield–Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library:    http://history.plainfield.lib.in.us/
  30. Plymouth–Marshall County Historical Society Research Library:  http://www.mchistoricalsociety.org/pg/research.html
  31. Plymouth–Plymouth Public Library:  http://www.plymouth.lib.in.us/
  32. Rockport–Spencer County Public Library:    http://www.rockport-spco.lib.in.us/
  33. Rockville–Rockville Public Library:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/RockvilleLibrary.htm
  34. South Bend–St. Joseph County Public Library:  http://www.libraryforlife.org/aboutsjcpl/departments/localhistory/localhistory.html
  35. Spencer–Owen County Public Library:  http://www.owenlib.org/genealogy.html
  36. St. Joseph–St. Joseph County Public Library:    http://www.libraryforlife.org/aboutsjcpl/departments/localhistory/localhistory.html
  37. Sullivan–Sullivan County Public Library:  http://www.sullivan.lib.in.us/genealogy.htm
  38. Terre Haute–Vigo County Public Library:  http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/vcplspc/
  39. Tipton–Tipton County Public Library:  http://www.tiptonpl.lib.in.us/default.asp?p=22
  40. Valparaiso–Valparaiso Public Library:  http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us/Genealogy/Genealogy Index.htm
  41. Vevay–Switzerland County Public Library:  http://www.switzcpl.lib.in.us/
  42. Wabash–Wabash Carnegie Library:  http://www.wabash.lib.in.us/index.htm
  43. Warsaw–Warsaw Community Public Library:  http://www.wcpl.lib.in.us/books/genealogy.htm
  44. Zionsville–Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library:  http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/collections/pasttimes.html
  45. Zionsville–Sullivan Museum and Genealogy Library: http://sullivanmunce.org/genealogy.html

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (7)

  1. American Legion:    http://www.legion.org/?section=community&subsection=com_library&content=com_lib_collection
  2. Archives of African American Music and Culture, Bloomington:    http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/index.html
  3. Archives of the Mennonite Church:    http://www.goshen.edu/mcarchives/
  4. Black Film Center/Archive:    http://www.indiana.edu/~bfca/
  5. Clinton County Historical Society:    http://srv1.geetel.net/~cchsm/GenealogyResearch.htm
  6. Delaware County Historical Society:    http://www.dchsmunciein.org/heritage_library.htm
  7. Goshen College. Mennonite Historical Library:    http://www.goshen.edu/mhl/

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. INSPIRE – Indiana’s Online Research Library:  http://www.inspire.net/index.html

This Indiana’s Virtual Library contains a collection of commercial databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. Available resources include magazines, encyclopedias, journals, library catalogs, and more.

Digital Library Collections (5)

  1. Indiana University, Digital Library Program:    http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/
  2. Digital Collections by Subject:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html
  3. Indiana University Bloomington Libraries and University Information Technology Services, Library Electronic Text Resource Service (LETRS) :    http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/
  4. Hoosier Heritage:    http://www.hoosierheritage.net/
  5. Victorian Women Writers Project:   http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/