From the Back Cover
Genealogy, once the hobby of maiden aunts, social climbers, and ancestry snobs, is now the third most popular hobby in the United States, topped only by stamp and coin collecting. The purpose of this book is to present the means and methods for locating elusive ancestors who once lived in Indiana. The book is arranged by resource groups rather than by a chronological history of the state in order to make information about certain records clearer and easier to find and use.
About the Author
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MONA ROBINSON, genealogical columnist for the Bloomington Herald-Times, grew up in a household steeped in history, with family stretching back to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The dual impetus of her father's untimely death and her eldest son's fifth grade "family tree" project aimed her toward genealogical research twenty-five years ago.