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General Indiana History & Genealogy
Indianapolis Locations
Indianapolis Neighborhoods & Businesses
Indianapolis Photographers
Indianapolis Surname Registry
Maps of Marion County
Marion County Cemeteries
Marion County / Indianapolis Genealogy & History
People of Indianapolis


   1890 Census Reconstruction Project Indianapolis, Indiana (updated 07/22/02)
           Add your families today!

    American Drugstore Museum
           Originated 1966 at the Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

   Early History of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
           By B.R.Sulgrove, 1884

   Genealogy Resources in and for Marion County, Indiana
          Including list of early settlers

   History of the Diocese of Indianapolis
           Brief history of the Catholic Diocese written in 1913

   Images from Marion County
           Photos of Indianapolis posted by the State Library

   Indiana Archival and Historical Repositories
           Archive Resources for Marion County

   Indianapolis Arsenal
           Information on the state and federal arsenal at Indianapolis

   Indianapolis Donation Index
           Original and subsequent lot sales of land in Indianapolis

   Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
           Indianapolis Districts and Individual Properties

   Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1888
           Search engine and how to order copies

   Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1979-1991
           Search engine and how to order copies

   Indianapolis Population by Place of Birth (1860 Census)
           Statistics of adults 18 and over by birth place

   Indianapolis Population History
           Statistics from 1850-1990

   Marion County Cemeteries
         List of Marion County cemeteries and mortuaries

   Marion County Indiana Archives
         User submitted files

   Marion County, Indiana Genealogical Data
          Births, deaths and marriages posted by surnames

   Official Website of Indianapolis and Marion County
           Official website of the city of Indianapolis and Marion County

   Transit in Indianapolis - History
           Short history and route maps



   1895 Atlas Indiana
           State and County Maps Online

   Birds-Eye-View of Indianapolis
           Contemporary 3-D map of Indianapolis; shows location of many historic buidlings

   Historic Maps of Indiana
           See Database of Historic Maps of Indiana, especially the image of White's 1907 Map of
        Marion, Indiana

   Marion County Township Maps
           Zoning maps from Indy.gov



ISRHSS=Indiana State Register of Historic Sites and Structures
IHPC=Indianapolis Historical Preservation Commission
NRHP=National Register of Historic Places

Location Address Built Notes
Arsenal Technical High School 1500 E. Michigan St. Civil War Era (first bldgs)
ca. 1912 (current bldgs)
Benjamin Harrison Home 1230 North Delaware St. 1875  
Broad Ripple High School 1115 E. Broad Ripple Ave. begun 1914 Razed 1967 (original bldg)
Capitol City Brewing Co. researching    
Central State Hospital 3045 W. Vermont Street 1885 Razed late 1970's (most bldgs)
Charles Mayer & Co. 29 & 31 W. WA St. 1840  
Circle Theater 34 Monument Circle 1916 IHPC, NRHP
Colonial Theatre researching 1909  
Crown Hill Cemetery 700 West 38th Street 1864  
Daubenspeck Farm 1670 W. 86th St. 1867 ISRHSS
Door of Hope
(Mission and Home for Unwed Mothers)
57 East South Street
132 N. Alabama Street
443 East South Street
134 North Delaware Street
Eastman-Lilly House 4050 Washington Blvd. 1897 (Eastman)
& 1919 (Lilly remodel)
Edwards-Aufderheide House 157 E. 71st 1927, 1942 ISRHSS
General Motors Buick Showroom Building 1302 N. Meridian St. 1923 ISRHSS
Grand Old Indiana Theater 34 W. Washington    
Hannah-Oehler-Elder House 3801 South Madison Street ca. 1856 IHPC, NRHP
Hollingsworth House 6054 Hollingsworth Road after 1826 IHPC, NRHP
Holy Cross-Westminster Historic District Roughly bounded by Michigan, Randolph, Washington, Highland, and Pine Sts.   ISRHSS
Indiana Dental College 141 E. Ohio 1903 ISRHSS
Indianapolis Athletic Club 350 N. Meridian St. 1924 ISRHSS
Indianapolis City Market/
Market House
222 East Market St. 1886 (Historically the market site since 1821) D.A. Bohlen, Architect
Indianapolis Journal Building 46-48 Monument Circle 1897 2nd oldest bldg on the Circle
Indianapolis News Mechanical Building 30 West Court Street 1896 R.P. Daggett, Architecht
Indianapolis Orphan's Home researching    
James Whitcomb Reilly Home 528 Lockerbie Street 1872  
Julius Gally Wines & Cigars 942 Ft. Wayne Ave. c.1904 ISRHSS
Lockerbie Square Downtown Indianapolis   IHPC
L.S. Ayres Building researching    
Market House 222 East Market Street 1886 NRHP
Morris-Butler House 1204 North Park Avenue 1865  
National Biscuit Co. researching    
Oldfields-Lilly Estate 1200 West 38th Street    
Protestant Orphans' Home researching    
Reuben Wells Locomotive 3000 N. Meridian St. 1868 ISRHSS
Ruskaup-Ratcliffe House and Store 711 & 715 Dorman Street   IHPC, NRHP
Scottish Rite Cathedral 650 North Meridian 1926-1929  
Shapiro's Delicatessen 808 S. Meridian 1905  
Shortridge High School Corner of VT & NJ
NW Corner MI & PA Sts.
Soldier's & Sailor's Monument Monument Circle 1902  
State House One North Capitol 1888  
Tomlinson Hall Corner Market & DE Sts. 1886 Razed 1958
Tudor Hall (Girls' School) 32nd and Meridian    
Union Station 39 W. Jackson Place 1853 (1st structure)
1888 (current structure)
1st structure razed 1886, Current structure IHPC
Van Camp Packing Co. researching   co. sold to Stokley Bros. 1933
Wheeler-Stokely Mansion 3200 Cold Springs Road 1886  



    Allison Division of General Motors
           History of the Indianapolis Speedway Team Company

   Central State Hospital
           Description of patient life

   Crown Hill Cemetery
          Burial Locator and on-staff genealogist

   Eli Lilly and Company
           History of the Indianapolis pharmaceutical company

   Faith and Community: A Historical Walking Tour
          Historic religious structures and congregations in Indianapolis

   Flanner and Buchanan
           History of the Mortuary since 1881

forest hills neighborhood assn removed 5/03
   Fountain Square History
           Historic Commercial District

   George F. Cram Company - Cram's History
          Metal spinning and stamping business; Indianapolis location since 1936

   Isaac Davis, Conner & Co.
          Hatmakers in Indianapolis

   A History of Shapiro�s Delicatessen
           Founded 1905 by Russian immigrant Louis Shapiro

   Indianapolis 500 History and Past Winners
           History of the Brickyard

   Indianapolis Fire Department History
           History and photos beginning in 1821

   Indianapolis Police Department History
           History and list of officers killed in the line of duty

   Indianapolis Through Invoices
           Information about Indianapolis businesses around the turn of the century

   Market History
           History and tradition of the City Market

   The Old Northside, Indianapolis
           Virtual tour of historic Indianapolis neighborhood

   Ransom Place Historic District, Indianapolis
           1900,1910,1920 census transcriptions

   Shortridge High School
           (Originally Indianpolis High School) Short history and list of 1896 graduates

   Wheeler Mission Ministries
           Founded by William Vincent Wheeler (see Door of Hope)



Here is a list of Indianapolis photography studios that might help date some of your
family photographs. Included are addresses and dates of operation.
Please send information to be included here to Vicki Klein
Name Address Known Dates
Bretzman Studio 32nd and Meridian 1927
Mrs. K. Bryant 32 W. Washington Street 1896
Rufus G. Keeter 6 1/2 E. Washington Street 1890
Marceau 40 N. Illinois Street 1896
Marceau & Power   daguerrotypes
National Studio   1929
The Northland Studios   1913-1925
Parker's New York Gallery 39 1/2 E. Washington Street 1879
Platt Roosevelt Bldg. (1930+)
Stewart M. Pounder    
Randell Studio   1950's
Rink's Studio   1907
Uthank, William S. (daguerreotypes) 33 W. Washington Street 1860
Voorhis Studio 32nd and Meridian (1930+)



   Freetown Village Home Page
           African Americans in post-Civil War Indianapolis

   German Names in the Hoosier Mainstream Culture
           Winning Essay of the 1997 German-American Day Essay Contest

   History of Sigma Kappa
           Sorority based in Indianapolis since 1935

   Hoosier Homestead Awards
           Homesteads for all Indiana counties

   Index to Holy Trinity Catholic Community
           Slovenian Immigrants

   Indianapolis and Marion County Employees
           Alphabetical list of employees

   Indianapolis Baseball Team Player's Rosters
           Search "indianapolis hoosiers team roster" (or search "browns" instead of "hoosiers")
           In "Year in Review," scroll down until you find the team name, and click on it to view the roster.

   Indianapolis Jewish History
           Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is currently soliciting for memories or stories about growing up in Indianapolis

   Italians of Indianapolis
           History of Italian immigration to and life in Indianapolis

   Marion County, Indiana Marriages 1822-1836
           U.S. GenWeb Project

   Shaping the Circle German-Americans in Indianapolis: 1840-1918
           Achievements of German immigrants and people of German heritage in Indianapolis



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Earl E. Chandler
Ethel Cotton
Ethel Cotton
Cathy Rott Nuzum
Vicki Klein
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Earl E. Chandler
Marge (McIntosh) Jarvis
Ethel Cotton
Ethel Cotton
Nancy Hurley
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Marge (McIntosh) Jarvis
Earl Chandler
Nancy Hurley
Cathy Rott Nuzum
Earl E. Chandler
Cathy Rott Nuzum
Ethel Cotton
John Andrew Schakel Jr.
Vicki Klein
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Marge (McIntosh)Jarvis
Marge (McIntosh) Jarvis
Phyllis Gibbs
Vicki Klein
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Ethel Cotton
Nancy Hurley
Ethel Cotton
Cathy Rott Nuzum

This listing is of surnames with Indianapolis roots. The links will take you to an email address or webpage of the researcher. To register a surname on this list send (1) your E-Mail address and/or Web site address (2)your name and (3) Indianapolis surnames being researched within the body of your E-Mail message to Vicki Klein.



   AccessGenealogy - Indiana
           Indiana Genealogy Resource Center

           History of all Indiana's counties - Membership gives enhanced services

   Cyndi's List - US - Indiana
           More links to Indiana sites

   GeneaSearch - Indiana
           A guide to Indiana genealogy research

   Genealogical CDs
           Lists of Volunteer who will do CD lookups

   Genealogy at Allen County Library
           The largest genealogy collection in the United States

   Indiana Biographies
           Over 12,250 biographies at this site!

   Indiana Census Online
           316 links to census records for Indiana online

   Indiana Civil War Rosters
           Links to sites with roster lists

   Indiana Genealogical Society
           Membership, calendar, projects, and publications information

   Indiana Historical Bureau
           In depth information on Indiana History

   Indiana Marriages through 1850
           Search by bride or groom

   Indiana Newspaper Microfilm Catalog
           Purchase or inter-library loan newspapers from 1830's-present

   Indiana Railroad History
           Brief statewide history of railroad development in Indiana

   Indiana State Archives Searchable Databases
           Homestead awards, children's home, naturilization and more online databases

   Indiana State Historical Society
           Lots of online history, including the Bass photo collection

    Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
           On-site information, online databases and genealogy links

   Indiana University Oral History Research Center Collections List
           Brief discription of interviews available

   Marion County INGenWeb
           Online archives, queries and links

   Monroe County Public Library Indiana Room
           Obituary Index, genealogy collection and Indiana facts

   The Olden Times
           "Old News From Indiana" (scanned newspaper articles)

   Our Hoosier Heritage
           Hoosiers who made Indiana history

   Medicine in Indiana
           Ruth Lilly Medical Library - history of medicine in Indiana

   Where to Write for Vital Records for Indiana
           Addresses of state and county offices holding records



   Indiana Records on CD Rom @Genealogy.com

   Indiana Genealogy

   Indiana Vital Records : Selected Counties & Years (Amazon.com)

   Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe


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