Saturday, July 4, 2009

IGS Adds African-American Database to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database, Individuals Associated with Indiana’s African-American Settlements (1817-1930) to the African-American Records section of Members-Only. This database is free and is being shared with the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center. It is part of a larger effort by Dawne Slater-Putt, CG to study Indiana’s African-American settlements from their earliest days through about 1930.

The database includes the individual’s name, approximate year of birth and date of death (if known), and the names of the townships and counties with which the individual was associated. Women are cross-referenced under their maiden names. The database also includes links to newspaper articles about the individual (when available). It will be updated over time.

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