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Indiana Research Links. Family History Basics. County Line Formation Map.

Resources for your Research.

  • Indiana WILLS & Probate Records (FREE at local libraries)

    • has Wills and Probate Records for Indiana –> Click HERE
      • They have them for other states as well and you can find them by clicking SEARCH / then CARD CATALOG / In the key word box, type the STATE where the death certificate will be located + “Wills” +”Probate” (example: “Indiana Wills Probate”)
      • Once in the database, you can Search the Wills by name and County, but it will ONLY show the Wills. There are many more probate records available to browse.
        • You MUST click on the BROWSE THIS COLLECTION button, search for the County, and then start looking for the Probate Order Books in the year that your ancestor died. Hopefully there will be an index!
      • I’ve even prepared a VIDEO for you to watch me as I work my way around the collection:

Books (available online)

County Resources

  • Gore triangle in southeastern corner of Indiana.
  • Montgomery County IN Probate Record.
  • History of South Central Indiana.
    • This is a section online from Looking at History: Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest Region, 1600 to 1950. It starts with a great history of Native Americans living in Indiana in the 1600’s and is an excellent resource to learn more about our pioneer ancestors.
    • History of South Central Indiana –> Click HERE
  • Monroe County Field Notes – Monroe County, Indiana
    • Monroe County Field Notes is a virtual dig to uncover stories about 19th-century landmarks and people, from 1816–1876. It’s fun and free to get involved and your research will help the Monroe County Library diversify the community’s history!
    • Monroe County Field Notes –> Click HERE
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