Thursday, February 24, 2011

IGS Updates African-American Settlements Database

In honor of Black History Month, the Indiana Genealogical Society has updated the database Individuals Associated with Indiana’s African-American Settlements (1817-1930) in the African-American Records section of Members-Only. There are now over 13,000 entries in the database.

This database is being compiled by Dawne Slater-Putt, CG and is part of a larger effort 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 (when available) to newspaper articles, tombstone photos, marriage records and other source materials.

This database is free to the public--no member login is required to view it. It is being shared with the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center.

The Indiana Genealogical Society has 536 databases in the Members Only area, covering all 92 Indiana counties.

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