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During the early to mid-1700s, France established several trading posts in Indiana. At the end of the French and Indian War, in 1763, France ceded Indiana to the British. In 1784 Indiana became part of the Northwest Territory, and then its own territory in 1800. Indiana became a state in 1816.[1]

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Ecclesiastical Records[edit | edit source]

The first Catholic parish in Indiana was Saint Francis Xavier in 1734, established by Jesuit missionaries. The Diocese of Vincennes covered both Indiana and Illinois.[2]

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  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 583. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 583. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998