State library’s genealogy website wins honors
October 31, 2011 10:50AM
Updated: October 31, 2011 3:53PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A genealogy website run by the Indiana State Library that allows users to explore their family trees has been honored as one of the finest in the nation.
Family Tree Magazine recently called the library’s Genealogy Collection as having one of nation’s best state genealogy websites.
The library’s website — http://in.gov/library/genealogy.htm — includes statewide indexes to marriages, deaths, biographies and newspapers, as well as vital records for each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
State Librarian Roberta L. Brooker says “family history research has evolved into an online activity” and the website gives users instant, online access to volumes of data.
Brooker says the Genealogy Collection has become one of the largest collections of family history information in the Midwest with an emphasis on Indiana, bordering states and eastern and southern states.