Indiana Genealogical Society
Formed in 1989, the Indiana Genealogical Society strives to help preserve and publish materials relating to the people who settled the state. IGS has been at the forefront of efforts to make Indiana’s historical records more accessible to the public by indexing and digitizing records. IGS has more than 500,000 records on its website, representing all 92 of Indiana’s counties.
Our current projects include a Records Preservation Project in Hendricks County, where we are preserving and digitizing Hendricks County probate records that date back to the county's founding in the early 1800's.
In the fall of 2011 we completed our $10,000 Match Challenge to support the efforts of the Federation of Genealogical Societies to digitize War of 1812 pension files and put them online for free access.
Membership in IGS costs $30 for individuals and $35 for joint members. Member benefits include:
- Access to the Members-Only section, which includes 700+ databases as well as the current issues of IGS Newsletter and Indiana Genealogist
- E-mail notifications when the latest issues of IGS Newsletter and Indiana Genealogist are available for download
- E-mail notifications of news of interest to the genealogy community
- A discount on registration to the IGS annual Conference in April
- A discount on selected publications in the IGS Shop
IGS publications are available on our website to members.
Indiana Genealogist, a quarterly journal focusing on data transcriptions and abstractions along with case studies, search techniques, and Hoosier culture.
IGS Newsletter, published every two months features educational opportunities, events, news and queries from around the state.
IGS holds an annual conference in the spring. The 2012 conference will be Saturday, April 28 at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Our featured speaker is Debra S. Mieszala. A second track of classes will feature sessions on FamilySearch, writing your family history and searching Ancestry.
Visit our conference page for more information.
The Indiana Genealogical Society appoints qualified individuals to be an Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) for each of the 92 counties in Indiana. Indiana County Genealogists act as a liaison between the IGS District Director representing that area and the local societies and individuals in that county.
The society currently has 43 people from across the state serving as ICGs. We are currently looking for more genealogists that meet the criteria to serve as ICG in their counties.