Thursday, June 2, 2016 adds Indiana vital records databases

A 1917 birth record for John Noble Patterson of Brown Township, Hendricks County

If you have a personal subscription to, or your local library has an institutional subscription, you can access their new databases for:

These 3 databases are a result of an agreement announced in October 2014 between and the Indiana state government. One of the terms of the agreement is that Ancestry has the exclusive right to host these databases for the first 3 years.

The majority of these records were digitized from existing microfilm; therefore the quality of the image may vary.

NOTE: Indiana began requiring the recording of births and deaths in 1882; however, at that time, the records were kept by the health department in each county. It was only in January 1900 that copies of death records began to be sent to the state, and in October 1907 that copies of birth records began to be sent to the state. Similarly, a state law in July 1958 began requiring a copy of marriage records (which reside in the courthouse in each county) to be sent on to the state. The state's version of the marriage record may not have all the information (or signatures) that may be seen in the county's version.

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