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Tools to Guide You or Inspire You

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How To . . .

Genealogist’s Code of Ethics

What You Should Know About . . . 

Deed Records–Their Importance in Research

Deed records don’t always contain just metes and bounds or township and range. Sometimes they can furnish bits of information that can tell you a lot about your ancestors and their families.


Did you know that naturalization records may vary from state to state and often from county to county? For a brief overview on naturalizations and links to more information, click on the link above.

The Change in Indiana’s Adoption Law in 2018

Adoption research in Indiana is now easier than ever, thanks to the passage of legislation that became law on 1 July 2018 making identifying adoption information more readily accessible for those adopted before 1 January 1993. Click here or on the title directly above to access a brief overview of what this means and links to further information and the Indiana State Department of Health–Vital Statistics to download appropriate application forms.

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Let’s roll on back to the Home Port. Click here or on the Packet above.