Monday, April 18, 2011

IGS Offers Statewide Indexes to 1880 DDDs and 1890 Soldiers Enrollment Lists

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 new statewide indexes to the publications available for purchase in its online Shop:

--Statewide Index to Indiana's 1890 Soldiers Enrollment Lists
A CD-ROM in PDF format containing over 51,000 entries to the 85 of Indiana's 92 counties that have been indexed. The enrollment lists (which are housed at the Indiana State Archives, and have also been microfilmed) enumerated veterans of all past wars who were residing in the various counties of Indiana in 1890, or if they were deceased, information on their widows and children. The lists are a valuable resource for determining an ancestor's military service, and also function as a partial census substitute, particularly since the Indiana portions of both the 1890 census and the 1890 special census of Union veterans and their widows were destroyed. The Indiana counties that are not included in this combined index are: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Crawford, Dearborn, Madison & Marion.

--Statewide Index to Indiana's 1880 DDD (Defective, Dependent, Delinquent) Schedules
A CD-ROM in PDF format containing over 17,000 entries to all 92 Indiana counties that have been indexed. The 1880 DDD schedules (which were microfilmed) were a supplemental schedule to the 1880 federal census, with the census enumerator providing additional information on those who had been labeled as Insane, Idiotic, Deaf and Mute, Blind, Homeless Children, Inhabitants in Prison, or Indigent.

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