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*'''Finding Parents:''' Death records were recorded by the county health office beginning in 1882, where they remained before mandatory recording with the state board of health began in January 1900. . They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Indiana death records]]  
 
*'''Finding Parents:''' Death records were recorded by the county health office beginning in 1882, where they remained before mandatory recording with the state board of health began in January 1900. . They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Indiana death records]]  
 
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].  
 
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].  
*'''Marriage Records.  '''Coverage map showing all FamilySearch holdings by county.  [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/CM/FusionMap_IN_county_marriages.html FamilySearch Historical Records]
 
  
 
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Indiana Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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Indiana Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Indiana

Indiana Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Indiana.

  • Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1907, with compliance by 1920. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents: Death records were recorded by the county health office beginning in 1882, where they remained before mandatory recording with the state board of health began in January 1900. . They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Indiana death records
  • Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

Indiana Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records
Birth information Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Church records Cemeteries, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible records, Military records (pension)
Marriage information Marriage records, Obituaries, Bible records Church records, Probate records, Military records
Death information Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Birth recordsDeath records, Obituaries, Census, Church records Biography, Indiana
Maiden name Marriage Records, Obituaries, Probate records Church Records, Military Records (pension)
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Obituaries, Biography, History
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906) Biography, History

To look for more Indiana records, go here

Further Indiana Research[edit | edit source]

For more research on Indiana, including research at the county level, visit the Indiana page on the Research Wiki.

Search all of the Indiana record collections at FamilySearch.