Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015 - 31 Days to Better Genealogy - Day 7

31 Days to Better Genealogy - Day 7
Congratulations! You've made it through the first week! 

Day 7 - Survey the Area

Your To-Do

Familiarize yourself with a state or county that you haven't done a lot of research in. Find the answers to the questions above. You'll be in a much better position to come up with a plan for researching in that area.


Guess that, as Dean of a University Library in Indiana, I should be extremely knowledgeable about Indiana .... so, I'm going to tackle the Hoosier state! 

So, the KNOX COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (From the Family Search Wiki) has 

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1807. 
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1836. 
County Recorder has land records. Township Trustees have burial records

One of the special libraries that fall under the University Library is the Lewis Historical Library. I've wandered in and around, but need to take some more time and really delve into the collection!

So, stay tuned for more!

Indiana Archives are available at 

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