Pendleton Community Library patrons have free access to Ancestry.com within the library itself.
Are you looking for Mayflower ancestry? The 24 volume (and growing) collection of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who Landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620, AKA "silver books," are listed on the Mayflower.org website here. The library will interlibrary loan the volume(s) needed by researchers (no more than 4 volumes). For a list of the silver books in numerical order, click here.
Our cabinet collection, in the Indiana Room, is comprised of archival items that are available upon request. Please read our Archives Policy & Use Procedures before requesting materials. These are also available in the Indiana Room.
Start with yourself: a printable list.pdf
Indiana State Digital Archives
Using the Census (considered a primary and secondary source):http://genealogy.about.com/library/authors/ucwitcher1a.htm
with tips: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/census/search_census_hints.asp
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Search international newspapers through the Center for Research Libraries.edu
Hoosier State Chronicles provides free access to some Indiana newspapers dating from 1840 to 1922. It's fun to browse!
"A One-Step Portal for Online Genealogy"
Contents of Cabinet A: Genealogies.pdf
John L. Forkner (1844-1926) digital diary
For more information, click here, or on the box to the left.
Steps for difficult genealogical issues
The Digital Librarian's Genealogy Resources
The Indiana Memory collection
The Library of Congress American Memory Project
National Genealogical Society
American Association for State and Local History
The Indiana Historical Society
To contact an expert: The Association of Professional Genealogists.
printable blank family group record1.pdf
printable blank ancestral chart 2.pdf
printable research log for genealogists.pdf