Friday, February 12, 2016

New Database: Indiana School for the Blind, 1847-1891

The Indiana School for the Blind opened in Indianapolis in 1847. It attracted students from across the state.

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added an index to the Indiana School for the Blind roster from 1847-1891, taken from the school's 1891 annual report. Information includes:
  • Student's name
  • Hometown
  • Years attended 
In the early years of the school, students could stay indefinitely. A history of school reports that students who graduated without work often returned to the school for an undetermined length of time.

This database is available to IGS members. Log in on the IGS website, click on the databases, and select "Statewide Records."

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