Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records in Indiana

148 views

Published on

Birth and death information forms the core of genealogical research. But finding that information can be difficult, particularly if your ancestor lived in the time period before mandatory government-issued vital records. In “From Cradle to Coffin,” we will explore the many different record types that include birth and death information and provide research tips on how to find these records.

Published in: Education
  • DOWNLOAD THIS BOOKS INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT (Unlimited) ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Download Full PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... Download Full EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ACCESS WEBSITE for All Ebooks ......................................................................................................................... Download Full PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... Download EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... Download doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • The Bulimia Recovery Program, We Recovered, You CAN TOO! ➤➤ http://tinyurl.com/bulimia2recovery
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records in Indiana

  1. 1. Jamie Dunn ● Genealogy Division ● Indiana State Library
  2. 2.  What are vital records?  What do we hope to learn?  Birthdate/death date  Place of birth/death  Parents’ names  Place of burial  Birth order  Cause of death  Religious or civil affiliations  Possibly additional information
  3. 3.  Where were the records created?  Public records  Non-governmental records  Common problems  Availability  Accessibility  Errors
  4. 4.  Where are they kept?  What can they tell us?  Who provided the information?  How do we get them?
  5. 5.  Online databases  Indexes Indiana Works Progress Administration. WPA Index to Death Records for Clark County, Indiana. 1939.
  6. 6. Bernece Tipps Birth Certificate, 1908. “Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.  Part 1: The child
  7. 7.  Part 2: The parents Bernece Tipps Birth Certificate, 1908. “Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  8. 8.  Part 3: The doctor Bernece Tipps Birth Certificate, 1908. “Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  9. 9.  Part 1: Geography Catherine Achor Death Certificate, 1925. “Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  10. 10.  Part 2: The decedent Catherine Achor Death Certificate, 1925. “Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  11. 11.  Part 3: Cause of death Catherine Achor Death Certificate, 1925. “Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  12. 12.  Part 4: Funeral and burial Catherine Achor Death Certificate, 1925. “Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011.” Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  13. 13.  Information provided varies by census.  The census itself contains only birth information, but death information can be found in the mortality schedules.  Indiana first appears in the census in 1820.  There are some extant state censuses, but they usually do not contain genealogically relevant information.
  14. 14. “1820 United States Federal Census.” Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana. Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition  1790-1840: Age ranges by gender, no birthplace
  15. 15. “1850 United States Federal Census.” Subdivision of District No. 61, Knox County, Indiana. Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition  1850-1880, 1910-1940: Age and birthplace of each individual
  16. 16. “1900 United States Federal Census.” Steen Township, Knox County, Indiana. Accessed April 13, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition  1900: Month and year of birth and birthplace for each individual
  17. 17.  Conducted as part of the census in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880  Covered the “census year” (June 1, 1849 to May 31, 1850, etc.)  Not all states are online  Indiana’s schedules are available through the Indiana State Library Digital Collections
  18. 18.  Sections (l-r):  Name of decedent  Age, gender, race  Marital status  Birthplace of decedent and parents  Job of decedent  Month and cause of death  Length of residence in county  Name of doctor 1880 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule. Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Accessed April 13, 2017. Indiana State Library Digital Collections.
  19. 19.  Used in cases of suspicious deaths or cases where the death might result in criminal proceedings McCoy, Marilyn. Monroe County Indiana Coroners Inquest, 1888-1973. Bloomington, IN: Monroe County Historical Society, Inc., 2001.
  20. 20.  Includes birth and death information as well as biographical notes “U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.” Accessed April 18, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition. “U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.” Accessed April 18, 2017. Ancestry Library Edition.
  21. 21.  Longer newspaper articles, such as obituaries, were not common until the early 20th century. Goshen Weekly News, June 8, 1895. Accessed April 6, 2016. Newspaper Archive. Auburn Courier, November 4, 1897. Accessed April 18, 2017. Newspaper Archive.
  22. 22. Terre Haute Saturday Spectator, October 29, 1919. Accessed April 18, 2017. Newspaper Archive.
  23. 23. Camden Record News, March 8, 1945. Accessed April 6, 2016. Newspaper Archive. Logansport Pharos-Tribune, December 24, 1937. Accessed April 6, 2016. Newspaper Archive. Hammond Times, May 5, 1952. Accessed April 6, 2016. Newspaper Archive.
  24. 24. Winslow Dispatch, February 17, 1922. Accessed April 6, 2016. Newspaper Archive. Tipton Daily Tribune, December 20, 1928. Accessed April 19, 2017. Newspaper Archive.
  25. 25. Dorrell, Ruth and Thomas D. Hamm, eds. Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana, Vol. 2. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1996.
  26. 26. Zook, Haroldyne Schultz, comp. Berryman Funeral Home Record. Anderson: Berryman Funeral Home, 1985.
  27. 27.  Using cemetery information  Original records—kept by the cemetery, if still extant  Indexes—often in genealogy collections or online  Index to original records or index made by survey  Grave markers
  28. 28. Daughters of the American Revolution, Benjamin Dubois Chapter. Cemeteries in Union County, Indiana. Liberty, IN: 1934.
  29. 29. “Mike Nisbet Grave Marker.” Accessed May 5, 2017. Billion Graves. “Mike Nisbet Grave Marker.” Accessed May 5, 2017. Find a Grave.
  30. 30.  Two graves, side-by-side:  One says: “Daughter of E. A. and G. B. Vaughan, Died March 21, 1868”  The other says: “Elizabeth Ann Wife of G. B. Vaughan… Died March 23, 1868”  Conclusion? “Elizabeth Ann Vaughan Grave Marker.” Accessed April 6, 2016. Find a Grave.
  31. 31.  “In Memory of David, Son of John & Ann Ewbank who came to his death by the falling of a tree, November 20, 1822, Aged 23 years” “David Ewbank Grave Marker.” Accessed April 6, 2016. Find a Grave.
  32. 32.  Some tombstones list only a date of death and the age of the decedent  If the full age (years, months, days) is given, a tombstone birth calculator may be useful Ancestor Search Birthday Calculator. Accessed May 5, 2017. Ancestor Search.
  33. 33. Ewbank, Richard L. and Louis B. Ewbank. John and Ann Ewbank Family. Indianapolis: Self-published, 1947. History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1886.
  34. 34. Condict Family Bible Records. Indianapolis: Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library. Digitized 2015.
  35. 35.  Hours:  Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm  Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm  Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm  Closed Sundays and state holidays  Location and Contact Info:  Indiana State Library Genealogy Division 315 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202  (317) 232-3689  Ask a question online: www.in.gov/library/ask.htm  Indiana State Library website: www.in.gov/library  Genealogy Division webpage: www.in.gov/library/genealogy

×