Thursday, November 8, 2012

IGS Adds Monroe County 1919 Special Census to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a partial index of a Monroe County special census to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Census of Males for Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana (1919)

This was a special census of white males and colored males in Monroe County's Clear Creek Township that was taken in 1919. In 1853 Indiana passed a law calling for an enumeration to be taken in each county every 6 years, in order to determine the amount of representation in the legislature. Officials in each township were to record the names and ages of all white males who were over the age of 21, then submit their lists to the county auditor. In 1865 this law was expanded to also include colored males over the age of 21.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 911 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 3 databases.

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