Who's Your Hoosier Ancestor?

Who's Your Hoosier Ancestor? : Genealogy for Beginners

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Who's Your Hoosier Ancestor is written by a Hoosier genealogist for Hoosiers and for the descendants of anyone who ever lived in Indiana. Mona Robinson provides methods for locating elusive ancestors, describing what records are available to the Indiana researcher, where they can be found, and how to use them most effectively.Robinson details the many usual and unusual sources that can be employed in genealogical searches-histories, atlases, directories, maps, and sources found in the home. She offers helpful hints and clues, explains the value of each type of record and the problems associated with using it. Valid sources, documentation, primary and secondary sources, and the many avenues of research are all detailed in this book, written especially for Hoosier ancestor hunters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 215 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.4 x 17.3mm | 413.05g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10 illus.
  • 0253207312
  • 9780253207319

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Genealogy, once the hobby of maiden aunts, social climbers, and ancestry snobs, is now the third most popular hobby in the United States, topped only by stamp and coin collecting. The purpose of this book is to present the means and methods for locating elusive ancestors who once lived in Indiana. The book is arranged by resource groups rather than by a chronological history of the state in order to make information about certain records clearer and easier to find and use.
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About Mona Robinson

MONA ROBINSON, genealogical columnist for the Bloomington Herald-Times, grew up in a household steeped in history, with family stretching back to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The dual impetus of her father's untimely death and her eldest son's fifth grade "family tree" project aimed her toward genealogical research twenty-five years ago.
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Table of contents

Preface1. Indiana, a Varied Land2. The Indians of Indiana3. Indiana Boundaries4. Emigrant Trails5. Who Came to Indiana?6. Military Records7. Indiana Church and Cemetery Records8. Indiana County Records9. Census Records10. Indiana County Histories and Other Sources11. Basic Genealogical PrinciplesNotesBibliographySuggested ReadingIndex
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