Thursday, May 21, 2009

Flying trip to eastern Indiana

Things I wish I had known a week ago:

* Indiana Genealogical Society has the useful collection of local addresses, URLs, and phone numbers for preparing your on-site visits.

* Quick no-nonsense overview of Wayne County resources here
For more in-depth information, Arnold L. Dean's advice. (Grantee indexes only up to 1869!)

* Wayne County Clerk's office (that's in Richmond if you're new around here) has a simple digital index to its marriage licenses, currently stretching from 1811 through 1903.

* The Morrison-Reeves Library has a database (converted from cards) indexing some portions of area newspapers. Their holdings include some indexes only found locally, others you may find closer to home via WorldCat.

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