Wednesday, October 29, 2014

478. Indiana Records and Ancestry

    In case you were visiting out of the country lately, the Governor's Office recently sent out a PR release announcing a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize some Indiana birth, death, and marriage records.
    It looks to me like only the births and deaths from 1907 to around 1940 will be scanned. These are the ones in the State Board of Health older than 75 years. Don't know why it's 75 years when the normal restriction is 72. Seems like a black hole for the 1882-1907 records. Guess the Governor doesn't have much pull out in the county courthouses.
    The marriage records are from 1958 to 2005. I suppose that's after the FamilySearch project. Don't know why there is the 2005 cut off.
    Anyway, it's nice to see a big batch of Hoosier records get imaged and online. Now if we could only get the State Archives to scan a few more of their holdings...
   

1 comment:

  1. Do you know whether these records will be free, or will we have to pay Ancestry to see them?

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