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August 12, 2012

Indiana sources helpful to researchers

The Indiana Digital Archives continues to add to its collection of historical records. At http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org one can search in a variety of records, including institution records. The most recent material in this category includes almost 20,000 names of women committed to the Indiana Women’s Prison between 1873 and 1969.

Information in this database includes the prisoner’s name, race, county of conviction, crime, term of sentence and/or fine, sentence date, and the date(s) of discharge, parole, pardon or death. When applicable, information is included about transfers to other institutions, maiden or married names, escapes, and previous convictions or paroles.

Other institution records in the Department of Correction series include the Boys School 1867-1937, Girls School 1873-1935, the Prison North 1858-1966, and the Prison South 1822-1877.

Other digitized records include death records, military records, naturalizations, and miscellaneous. After conducting a search for a specific individual, researchers may contact the Indiana State Archives at arc@icpr.IN.gov to learn what records are available on that person and to order reproductions of documents.

Willard Library

The Willard Library at Evanston, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, maintains a website with several online resources. Visit http://www.willard.lib.in.us/index.php to access such resources as the Marriage Index (containing Vanderburgh County marriages from 1920 to 1979), the Biography Annotated Index, and the Newspaper Index.

For example, a search in the six Evansville newspapers, (published from 1821 to 1860) for the surname Richardson resulted in eight “hits” and identified the name of the person, type of article (divorce, marriage, news item, county fair, real estate sale, etc.), name of publication, date, page and column. A self-addressed stamped envelope may be sent to the library to request copies of items.

Kosciusko census

Kosciusko County, Indiana, was organized in 1836 and previously had been part of Cass County, “with a tiny sliver of Turkey Creek and Tippecanoe Townships part of a larger Allen County.” The census records for Kosciusko County can be viewed at http://www.ingenweb.org/inkosciusko/census.htm for the years 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870, as well as the Mortality Schedules for 1850 and 1860.

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    DANVILLE — City police investigated reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Moore Street about 6:30 p.m.

    Preliminary reports had as many as three people with gunshot wounds. Ambulances were called to assist two of the people with wounds to the leg and one with a chest wound.

    The investigation continued Friday evening.

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