Indiana Genealogy & Local History Resources

We have many free online books, articles and maps, as well as links to online collections; all of which can be useful to anyone studying Indiana genealogy, family history or local history in Indiana. Scroll down the History of the Great Lakes States Home page to find buttons leading to 15 subject pages with resources […]

Memoirs and Diaries from the Indiana Frontier

We have a number of memoirs and diaries/journals from people who traveled in or settled in early Indiana, many of which are listed below. Click on the page name to open it in a new tab, and you’ll find the recommended works there, with descriptions and links. They are listed alphabetically, by author. For tips […]

Three Digital Collections in Indiana History

The University Library Center for Digital Scholarship at Indiana University-Purdue at Indianapolis offers 80 cultural heritage digital collections, among other things. Here are three of those cultural collections:   Conner Prairie Historic Clothing Collection There are over 100 rotating 3-D images of items in the collection. You may browse the collection, or search it by […]

Books on 19th Century Crime

The books below each deal with crime in one of the Great Lakes States. Complete info and links are at the bottom. Murder Will Out brings together brief accounts of dozens of murders occurring in the early 1800s in Cincinnati. Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches is a collection of autobiographical stories of investigations by Allan […]