Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jackson County, Indiana, History Archive

The Jackson County, Indiana, History Archive is not a huge archive. But it does have some original documents that gives a look at the area which was settled starting in the early 1800s. Indiana became a state in 1816 and this county was and important crossroads between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky. The area is believed to have been an early location for French traders and once was considered as location for the state capital and the county seat. The north-south bound and east-west bound railroads intersected there about 1852. Currently the site has the following books (with original page scans) available:

1900: Seymour City and Business Directory
1915: Directory...[Jackson County] Indiana
1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller.

In addition, there's a nice photo collection. Visit the Jackson County Digital Archive Project through the following link:

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