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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Indiana State Library Databases - vitals, newspapers, biographies, veterans, etc.

Like many state library sites, this one has a great deal of free information available for on line browsing.  The databases here do not pull up the original image as they were taken from indexes originally kept on index cards. But, they can be very helpful in focusing your research. Be sure to follow the link to Online Family History Databases - By clicking this link you will land on a page titled Indiana Genealogy Databases, Indexes, & Internet Resources by County.  Each individual county page has much more "free" on line material. You can spend hours exploring these county pages. If you have Indiana ancestors or relatives that passed through the state on the way west, this one is a must.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An e-pal and fellow genealogist from OH sent me an article from 1/15/15 that states that
'the new Indiana state budget bill proposes a 24% cut in funding to the Indiana State Library. This proposal would eliminate the Genealogy Department, as well as reduce the staff at ISL by 10%. The State Library has 40,000 printed items in its collections and many documents not available elsewhere. Say it ain't so, Jerry!