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Subscription Databases

These nine databases can only be accessed within the State Library:

AmericanAncestors.org  New England Historic Genealogical Society databases 

Ancestry Library Edition  Hundreds of databases including indexes and images to US Federal Census records.

FirstSearch  Databases and a comprehensive catalog of libraries in the United States.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives Many never-before-seen historic documents through a unique partnership with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. The database offers an unprecedented array of most aspects of American and Family history content currently consisting of over 50 million pages of historical documents.

Genealogist's Newspaper Search  Index to MILLIONS of vital records in newspapers (especially Indiana).

HeritageQuest  Hundreds of full-text books and other sources.

NewspaperArchive – “World’s largest online newspaper database.” Includes over 270 historic Indiana titles.

ProQuest Indianapolis Star (May 21, 1991 - Present) The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. Click here for an index of Indianapolis newspaper holdings from 1848 - 1991.

ProQuest Obituaries Search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851).

Subscription Services Available Exclusively for State Employees & State Library Patrons:

  
After a quick one-time account set-up process, you will be able to checkout and download audiobooks using OneClickdigital.   

 
Zinio is a digital collection of magazines from a wide range of publishers. Patron User Guide

Indiana State Library Databases

To view a detailed description of the individual databases click on the link:

Howey Political Report 1994-2012

Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990

Indiana Biography Index Published Since 1990

Indiana Cemetery Locator Index

Indiana Marriages 1958-2005

Indiana Marriages Through 1850

Indiana Memory

Indiana World War II Servicemen

Indianapolis Commercial Newspaper Death Listing Index

Indianapolis Newspaper Index, 1848-1991

INSPIRE

Logansport Newspaper Index, 1848-1855

New Albany Newspaper Index, 1849-1889

Online Family History Databases

State Documents Checklist Database, 1990-2001

Vincennes Newspaper Index, 1804-1827

VINE (Vital INformation Exchange)

  Indexes

Heraldry File
Card file index to illustrations of coats of arms found in various sources in the Genealogy Division; alphabetically arranged by name; gives call number of the book and a brief title citation.
Genealogy Division, first floor.

Index of Member's Names in the Lineage Books of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Card file alphabetical listing of the members whose lineages have been published in the DAR Lineage Books; identifies volume and page where the lineage appears. In the
Genealogy Division, first floor.

Index to Blacks, Indians, Chinese, Mulattoes in the 1880 Census
Card file index arranged alphabetically by name; gives county, township, and microfilm census page number. Also available in book form.
Genealogy Division, first floor.

Index to Indiana Enrollments of Soldiers, Their Widows, and Orphans 1886, 1890, 1894
Formerly available as a card file index from the original enrollment books in the State Archives; only the 1886 listings are indexed; an 1890 or 1894 book was substituted for a missing 1886 listing; alphabetically arranged by name; gives year of enrollment list, county, township of residence. Now available in book form, in the
Genealogy Division, first floor.

Indiana Bible Records Index, compiled by the Indiana DAR
Card file index to the various Bible and family record books submitted annually by the Indiana DAR; copies of these books are in the Genealogy Division.
Genealogy Division, first floor.

Indiana County Histories Indexes
Printed indexes to county histories for all counties in Indiana.
Microforms Area, second floor, and the Indiana Division Reference Collection.

Indiana Marriage Index 1958-1997, compiled by the Indiana State Board of Health
Microfilmed, with separate bride and groom indexes; gives names of both parties, county of marriage and marriage date.
Microforms Area, second floor.

Indiana Mortality Records Index: Arranged alphabetically by name; locates year, county, and page number of the mortality schedules taken by federal enumerators during the census years of 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. Available in book form.
Genealogy Division, first floor.
The microfilmed mortality schedules are located in the Microforms Area, second floor.

Picture Index: Card file index to photographs, published images, and other visual images in the collections of the Indiana Division and Manuscript Section.
Manuscript Section.

Post Office Index: Card file index to early Indiana post offices; provides date established, first postmaster, and other information.
Microforms Area, second floor.

Supplementary Index
Card file index to articles about Indiana from a variety of magazines and journals, through 1991.
Microforms Area, second floor.

Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1898-1979
Card file index to articles about people, places, events, and topics in Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. Extremely limited for deaths; no coverage of marriages.
Microforms Area, second floor.

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