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Index to Assessor’s Book, Porter County, Indiana, 1857

The original book is in the Indiana Room of the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso. Abbe & Coat, Center, 1 Adams Wm, Center, 1 Alexander D C, Valparaiso, 20 Allen, Buisa, Center, 1 Allenbrand H, Center, 1 Alyra Jacob, Center, 1 Ammon G P, Valparaiso, 20 Anthony S I, Center, 1 Anthony S I, […]

67 Allegany County New York Probate Estate Papers Finding Aid

New York probates are notoriously wonderful, especially in the 19th century when other records are scarce. FamilySearch has now made them available on line in browseable form. The following is one small effort to make these unique materials more findable. Estate Papers 1807-1930, Box 2, Allegany County, New York; “New York, Probate Records, 1629-1972,” FamilySearch […]

Michigan Small City Directories and Indexes

The good news is that the following directories have been microfilmed and published commercially; I found them in the microtext collections of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne. The bad news is that they are only labeled “Michigan” and have no contents or index anywhere that I can find; there’s no […]

An Index Is a Treasure Map — Do You Dig?

Originally published in Indiana Genealogist 19, no. 3 (September 2008):147-150, with nice illustrations not shown here. Footnotes {1} have been converted into endnotes in this format. Copyright Indiana Genealogical Society. AN INDEX IS A TREASURE MAP — DO YOU DIG? Trying to do genealogical research without indexes would be like digging for buried treasure without […]

Illinois Small Cities Directories List and Index

The good news is that the following directories have been microfilmed and published commercially; I found them in the microtext collections of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne. The bad news is that they are only labeled “Illinois” and have no contents or index anywhere that I can find; there’s no […]

Indiana Small Cities Directories List and Index

The good news is that the following directories have been microfilmed and published commercially; I found them in the microtext collections of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne. The bad news is that they are only labeled “Indiana” and have no contents or index anywhere that I can find; there’s no […]