Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Free Indiana Databases

This is from the "Weekly Genealogist" e-newsletter put out by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. NEHGS

Spotlight: Indiana Databases
by Valerie Beaudrault

Vigo County Public Library, Indiana
Vigo County is located in western Indiana. Terre Haute is the county seat. The library has made some of its resources available on its website.
Vigo County Marriage Records
The database currently covers the period from 1818 to 1951, and contains thousands of records. Click on the Search the Marriage Index link to open the search page. The database may be searched by groom’s last name and/or bride’s last name and may be limited by year. You may also search for all marriage records during a particular year. The data fields in the search results include groom’s first, last and middle names; bride’s first last and middle names; and the month, day, and year of marriage. There is also a link to a digital image of the license. Click on the link to open a new page containing the image. The image files are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Wabash Valley Obituary Index
This database indexes obituaries published in five Terre Haute, Indiana, newspapers for the period from 1900 to present: Terre Haute TribuneTerre Haute StarBuyers' GuideEvening Gazette, and Saturday Spectator.
Click on the Search the Obituary Database link to open the search page. The database may be searched by last name, first name, month and year. The data fields in the search results include last name, first name, middle name, title (Mr., Mrs., Miss, Sr./Jr., and son/daughter), age, year, month, day, page number, and newspaper abbreviation. You will find a link to an explanation of newspaper title and other abbreviations on the search page. Photocopies for obituaries from the Wabash Valley database listed in the index may be requested for a fee.

City Cemeteries, Logansport, Indiana
Logansport, is a city in Cass County, located in north central Indiana. The city has a burial database on its website. Cemeteries in the database include the Mount Hope Cemetery and the Ninth Street Cemetery. Mount Hope Cemetery, the third largest cemetery in Indiana, is located north of the city. There have been more than 82,000 interments since the cemetery was established in 1857. Established in 1828, Ninth Street Cemetery is located east of the city. Several pioneers are buried there, as are veterans from the Spanish American War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Blackhawk War, Mexican American War, WW1, WW2, and Korea.
Click on the Burial Search link under Services to open the search page. The search fields for the Burial Information include last name, first name, year of interment, and veteran status. You can choose from the following cemetery options: Catholic Mausoleum, Columbariam, Cremains, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ninth Street, and Protestant Mausoleum. If you only have the plot owners’ information, you can also perform an Owner Information search by last name and first name. The basic search results include occupant name, location and date of burial. Click on the name link to open the detailed record. The data fields in the detailed record include occupant name, burial location, cemetery name, date of birth, date of death, date of burial, funeral home, gender, age, and veteran status. The owner information is also provided.

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