Genealogy and Local History

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The Indiana Room at PGTPL is the perfect place for historians, history buffs, researchers, and curious minds of all ages. The Indiana Room has a wealth of treasure and knowledge ready to be explored! Our staff is here to help you find the materials you need to start and complete your research.

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Genealogy Databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Ready to discover your ancestors? With over 9,100 databases, this is your gateway to online genealogy records.

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Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive provides access to historical Indiana newspapers.

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World Vital Records

Access to family history records worldwide – including digitized newspapers, military, vital records, historical maps.

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Hendricks County Photographs

Searchable database of Plainfield and Hendricks County, Indiana photographs.

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Indiana Memory

Indiana’s Digital Library: a free collection of digitized primary sources from Indiana institutions.

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Fold3

The web’s premiere collection of original military records.

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Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com provides access to historical Indiana newspapers.

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Hendricks County Obituaries

Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana obituaries

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Hendricks County Cemeteries

Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana cemeteries.

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Family Search

The world’s largest collection of free family history and genealogy records from over 100 countries.

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Hendricks County Indexes and Records

Archival Collection at the Plainfield-Guilford Twp. Public Library

Archival Collection Master Index >

Census (Hendricks County, Indiana)

1955 census of adult males (Hendricks County, Indiana) >

Family Histories

Family Files Surname List >

(alphabetical surnames in Family Files collection)

Digitized Family History Files Files >

Hendricks County, Indiana Records (from INGENWEB)

Hendricks County Gen Web Free Data >

House Histories

Plainfield, Indiana Historic District >

(National Register of Historic Places Registration Form)

Military Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Grand Army of the Republic [GAR] (Virgil H. Lyon Post #186, Plainfield, Indiana)
GAR Record Book p. 1-50
GAR Record Book p. 51-68 >

GAR Record Book p. 75-100 >
GAR Record Book p. 101-125 >
GAR Record Book p. 126-150 >
GAR Record Book p. 151-175 >
GAR Record Book o. 176 to end >

Hendricks County, Indiana Township Enrollment Lists for Military Service >
(these original enrollment papers (from 1886, 1890 and 1894) are available in the Indiana Room

Military pensions (1883) >

World War 1 Veterans of Hendricks County, Indiana

World War 1 Naval Veterans of Hendricks County, Indiana

Photograph Databases

Photograph Collection Database uploading images weekly! >

Plainfield High School Class Photos (1922 – 1964) >

Plainfield High School Index to Class Photos (1922 – 1964) >

Coroner Inquests (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Coroner Inquest index >

Hendricks County Historical Society newsletters

Hendricks County History Bulletin newsletters

Indenture Records (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Indenture Records (1837-1849) >

Indenture Records (1849-1872) >

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.

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surnames A B

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname C

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname D

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname E

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname F

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname G

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname H

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname I

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname J

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname K

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname L

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname MA-ME

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname MI-MZ

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname N

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname O

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname P

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname Q

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname R 

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname S

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname T

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname U V

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname W

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname Y Z

Hendricks County, Indiana Government Records (off-site)

Hendricks County, Indiana Government Digital Records >

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.

Mortality Schedules (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Hendricks Co. Mortality schedules 1850-1870 >

Hendricks Co. 1880 mortality schedule >

Newspaper Microfilm Holdings

Newspaper Microfilm Holdings >

Genealogy Links

Hendricks County, Indiana

Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy Blog > (News and Tips for finding your Hendricks Co., IN relatives)

Hendricks County Genealogy > (from INGENWEB)

Hendricks County Government Archives >  (Digitized items from Hendricks County, Indiana government)

Hendricks County Historical Maps >

Books (finding them online)

Genealogy Gophers > (search books digitized by Family Search)

Family History Books >  (available digitally through the Family History Library)

Hathi Trust Digital Library >

Internet Archive >

WorldCat  > (find items in libraries worldwide–and near you)

DNA Testing and Information

Ancestry DNA > (through Ancestry.com)

23 and Me >

Family Tree DNA >

ISOGG >  (International Society of Genetic Genealogy)

DNA Testing Adviser >  (Richard Hill website)

Forms

Fillable forms > and charts from Mid-Continent Public Library Genealogy Center

Forms and Charts > from Ancestry.com

Forms and Charts > from Family Tree Magazine

Forms and Charts > from National Archives

Research Forms > from the Family History Library

Maps

Historical Maps > (David Rumsey collection)

Hendricks County (IN) Historical Maps >

Military

Access Genealogy: Military >

Aztec Club of 1847 > (Military Society of the Mexican War)

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database > (National Park Service)

Colonial Dames > (National Society of)

DAR (National Society of) >

GAR records > (Grand Army of the Republic/Civil War Veterans organization)

Military Records: National Archives >

SAR > (Sons of the Revolution, National Society of)

Spanish American War Centennial Website >

US Daughters of 1812 >

US Army Heritage and Education Center >

War Department Papers > (United States)

Newspapers

Chronicling America > (digital historic newspapers at the Library of Congress)

Elephind > (world’s online historic newspapers)

Historical Newspapers Online >  (via Bowling Green State University master index)

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection >

Indiana Boys’ School Herald > (through Indiana Memory)

Indiana Digital Historic Newspapers/Hoosier State Chronicles > (Indiana State Library)

Indiana Newspaper Holdings > at the Indiana State Library

Kentucky Digital Library >

Library of Congress Digitized Newspapers >

New York State Historic Newspapers  > on Old Fulton Postcards site (searchable)

Ohio Digitized Newspapers > (through Ohio Memory)

Texas Digital Newspaper Program >

International Sites and Organizations

British Genes >  (British Blog)

Irish Genealogy > (Government of Ireland)

National Records of Scotland >  (Scotland)

Scotland’s People >  (Scotland)

GENUKI > (United Kingdom)

Indiana Links

Real Estate Websites

MIBOR >
Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors
Realtor.com >
Nationwide listing of homes for sale. Searchable by location.

Employment/Unemployment

Indiana Career Connect >
Indiana Department of Workforce Development >
Unemployment Information (file a claim through UPLINK) >
Work One>

Hispanic Resources

Centro de la Justicia de Indiana >
La Plaza, Inc (Hispanic Center) >

Otros Recursos Locales:

Hispanicos Education Centro
(580 Stevens St.)
(317) 634-5022
Hispanicos Recursos and Services
4901 E. 82nd Street
(317) 849-8778

Public Records

BRB Publications >
Lists over 1400 county, state and federal links where you can access public record information for free
Investigative Resource Center >
Provides access to state, national and worldwide sites for investigative research.
People Finders.com >
Search dozens of databases and billions of records in a single search.
Real Estate/Public Records Research >
This site provides links to official state and county websites that have public record information available online. Mostly geared toward property research.
Search Systems >
Provides over 13,000 free searchable records. Categorized by national, state and worldwide records.
Hendricks County Links

Statistics

Community Level Information on Kids (Hendricks County Statistics) >
Crime Statistics for Hendricks County (reported from Law Enforcement Agencies) >
Hendricks Co. Census Profile (Stats Indiana) >
Hendricks County Crime Reports (click on map of Indiana, then Hendrick Co.) >

Assisted Living / Nursing Facilities

Cumberland Trace (Plainfield)
The Hearth at Prestwick (Avon)
Ivy Trace (Danville)
Park Square Manor Retirement (Avon)
Roland Retirement Clubs
Sugar Grove Senior Living (Plainfield)

Food Pantry Locations

Hendricks County Food Pantries (2015) >

Land/Maps

Hendricks Co. Land and Property GIS search >
(on the webpage, select Hendricks Co., IN)

Utilities

ATT (telephone) >
Duke Energy (electric) >
Hendricks Power Cooperative (electric) >
Ray’s Trash (trash removal) >
Vectren (Indiana Gas) (gas) >
West Central Conservancy District (water and sewer) >

Photograph Databases
Local Historical Resources

Family Histories

Digitized Family History Files >

Marriage Certificates (Hendricks County, IN)

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.

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surnames A B

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname C

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname D

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname E

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname F

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname G

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname H

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname I

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname J

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname K

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname L

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname MA-ME

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname MI-MZ

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname N

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname O

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname P

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname Q

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname R 

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname S

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname T

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname U V

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname W

Hendricks County, IN Marriage Certificates Groom Surname Y Z

Hendricks County Historical Society Newsletters

Hendricks County History Bulletin Newsletters >

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