Genealogy Databases and Indexes


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Vital records, census, military, immigration, and so much more!
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Over 429 million military records available to you!
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Over 270 historical Indiana newspapers! provides access to historical Indiana newspapers.
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Over 100 Indiana newspapers!
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Hendricks County


Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana obituaries

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Gleaned from county newspapers starting in 1847 to the present.

Hendricks County

NM Frazier BlackSmith Plainfield

Searchable database of Plainfield and Hendricks County, Indiana photographs

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Adding digitized images to the database weekly!

Hendricks County Cemeteries


Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana cemeteries

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Data gathered from cemetery lists and readings, obituaries and other records.
Indiana Memory Indiana’s Digital Library: a free collection of digitized primary sources from Indiana institutions

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Archival Collection at the Plainfield-Guilford Twp. Public Library

Businesses (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Cemetery Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Census (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Coroner Inquests (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Divorce Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Family Histories

Hendricks County Historical Society newsletters

Hendricks County, Indiana Government Records (off-site)

  • Hendricks County, Indiana Government Digital Records
    • Hendricks County Ordinances (1970-2007)
    • Hendricks County Commissioners Books (1831-2006)
    • Historical Maps of Hendricks County, Indiana
    • Judicial Archive/Hendricks County Courts (starting in 1825)
    • Civil Order Books (starting in 1826 ), Wills, Deeds
    • …plus much more!

The above link will redirect you to the Hendricks County Government website. The images were scanned and posted by the Hendricks County Government Computer Center.

Hendricks County, Indiana Records (from INGENWEB)

Hendricks County/Plainfield Newspaper and Biography Database

House Histories

Indenture Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Indiana Boys’ School (Plainfield, Indiana)

Maps, Plats and Atlases (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Marriage Certificates (Hendricks County, Indiana)

These certificates are from a collection of records given to the Guilford Township Historical Collection. The certificates appear to be the “take-home” copies given to the bride and groom. There is no indication why these certificates were not taken at the time of the marriage. Currently, the list is in GROOM SURNAME order. Dates range between the 1860s and 1919. The Collection is stored in DB 103-107 (for staff reference).  This is not a complete listing of Hendricks County marriages, just what certificates were in the donation.

Marriage Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Military Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Mortality Schedules (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Naturalization Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Newspaper Microfilm Holdings

Obituaries (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Photograph Databases

Schools:  Central Academy (Plainfield)

Central Academy was a secondary high school in Plainfield, Indiana operated by the Society of Friends.

Central Academy School Catalogs:

Commencement/Graduation program:

Schools : Plainfield High School

Schools: Hendricks County Schools

Voting Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Yearbooks (Hendricks County,Indiana Schools)