At-Home Genealogy Resources Available From Indiana State Library

(UNDATED) – As genealogy researchers are working from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana State Library would like to remind everyone that librarians are still available to offer remote assistance via the library’s Ask-a-Librarian service.

Librarians from all of the State Library’s divisions, including Genealogy, are accessible through the service.

Click here to access Ask-a-Librarian.

In addition to Ask-a-Librarian, the Genealogy Division has several other resources remotely available to researchers.

Indiana Legacy combines existing Indiana State Library databases with the Vital INformation Exchange, also known as VINE. The combined database records are searchable by county, event, or general surname. Legacy includes a host of records, such as birth, marriage, death, divorces, court, and military, as well as obituaries, newspapers, scrapbooks, and yearbooks.

The Indiana Cemetery Locator File contains a listing of cemeteries in Indiana along with a selection of resources in the Indiana State Library that pertains to each cemetery. Please note that this database is not a complete survey of every cemetery in Indiana.

Researchers can also find Indiana marriages from 1958 to 2018 online. The index is derived from public records from the Indiana State Department of Health. Additional marriage indexes can be found here and here.

For those researching the military, the Indiana State Library World War II Servicemen Database indexes the three major Indianapolis daily newspapers for notices of casualties, missing military personnel, prisoners, and decorations of Indiana servicemen and women from 1942 through early 1946.

Additional online genealogy resources can be found here, under the “Resources Provided by the Indiana State Library” heading.