The Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library shares items from its collection through Indiana Memory. We add new items monthly, focusing on our Bible records, but also featuring interesting items from our Genealogy Manuscripts. Digitizing items from our collection allows the items to be more widely shared and helps to preserve delicate items through less exposure to light and handling.
Here are just a few recent additions:
We don’t know much about this laughing baby, but he is adorable! (Photo from the Jackman collection)
Stout Field in Indianapolis is an airport built in 1926 and used during World War II by the U.S. Army Air Corps. It is now the Joint Forces Headquarters of the Indiana National Guard. (Photo from the Katherine P. Mondor collection)
One of the oldest original documents in the collection is this court document from 1545 in Somerset, England. (Document from the Hadley collection)
The full set of U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for Indiana, 1850-1880, document individuals who died during the census year in Indiana. They are organized by year, then by county.