Genealogy

US Genealogy

www.ingenweb.org – The USGenWeb Project is a nationwide non-profit, volunteer based genealogy website. This particular link contains content for the national database. Information on this website is updated and added to nationwide on a daily bases.

Indiana GenWeb Genealogy Archive

http://usgwarchives.net/in/infiles.htm – This website offers an archive of GenWeb content for the state of Indiana, with links for each county.

Randolph County Genealogy

www.ingenweb.org/inrandolph – The USGenWeb Project is a nationwide non-profit, volunteer based genealogy website. This particular link contains content specifically about Randolph County, Indiana, within the Indiana GenWeb Project.

www.genealogy.com/forum – Genealogy.com is a nationwide searchable genealogy message board forum. This forum is no longer active, but it contains useful content and is searchable by Surname, Locations, and Topic areas.

http://genealogytrails.com/ind/randolph/index.html – Genealogy Trails History Group for Randolph County, Indiana is maintained by volunteers, and includes vital statistic information, regional history, cemeteries, biographies, land records, census information, churches, obituaries, military information, and more.

Newspapers with content helpful for Genealogy and History Research

http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html – This is a free access newspaper digital archive of over 44,000,000 newspaper pages in the US and Canada publications ; no user name or password account necessary. It is word searchable or can employ Boolean search strategies, as well as Fuzzy and Phonetic searches. The search returns offer digitized newspaper content in their full page, much like looking at microfilm. A strength of this site is that New York state newspapers dating back into the 1800s are of particular use to genealogy researchers for finding general family events information, births, deaths, and marriages, as well as the Help and FAQ information.

www.in.gov/library/newspaperholdings.htm – the Indiana Newspaper, Microfilm, and Archives Holdings Guide at the Indiana State Library.

https://newspapers.library.in.gov – Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s Digital Historic Newspaper Program – a searchable database collection of 124,798 newspaper issues of over 956,973 pages.

Union City and Winchester, Indiana Newspaper Archive on Microfilm – Note: This newspaper content is held in the collection of the Union City Public Library, as part of the library’s Special Collections Resources. (Click on this link for additional information about the collection.)

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ – “Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.”

Online Resources:

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 – This is a free service website which is maintained and supported by Family Search, but it requires users to create their own username and password for access to content.

Indiana State Department of Health – Vital Records – As the name implies, this State office website offers a menu selection for vital records links to information regarding birth, death, and marriage information.

Find a Grave – For genealogy research, “Find A Grave is a premier free content website to look for burial and related family information; no registration, username, password or fees are required to use the site, but signing up for a free membership allows individuals to add and update website information. The site content is increasing daily, with details about cemeteries and individual memorials for many people buried within those cemeteries. Memorials generally include birth, death, and burial information and may include family and individual photographs, biographies, family information and more.”

U.S. Railroad Retirement Board – Genealogy – “The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board administers a Federal retirement benefit program covering the nation’s railroad workers. The records deal primarily with the administration and payment of benefits. Information is provided on deceased persons for the purpose of genealogical research. No information is released on living individuals without the written consent of that person. Records are limited exclusively to individuals who worked in the rail industry after 1936.

Union City Obituaries, 1934-1949 – This website is maintained by the Darke County Ohio Genealogical Society. “On these pages you will find obituaries from the Union City Evening Times, June 1934-March 1939 and the Union City Times-Gazette, May 1939-December 1949. There are now over 8,500 obituaries (8,613) in this set of pages. The scope of the obituaries reaches far beyond the city limits of Union City to the surrounding counties and even states. In addition to coverage of Randolph County, Indiana, there are many, many residents of Darke County, Ohio to be found on these pages. This collection was meticulously read and typed by Billy J. Baker, a former Union City resident.”

Randolph County, Indiana – This free content website is maintained by the Darke County Ohio Genealogical Society, and contains regional and historical content, as well as lists of individuals, photos, directories, maps, and more.

Online Indiana Death Records & Indexes – A genealogy records guide provides links to online resources for the counties of Indiana, covering newspaper obituaries, marriage and death indexes, and more. Some websites are free use, and others require payment.

Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records – “This genealogy guide website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.”

Where to Apply for Vital Records in Indiana – This website provides fee and address information needed for requesting records in Indiana,and is maintained and provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), located in Atlanta, Georgia, which is a department of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Indiana Vital Records for Births, Deaths and Marriages – This is a webpage with links to resources, some are free, and some require a fee.