Pendleton Community Library patrons have free access to Ancestry.com within the library itself; this database requires a patron log in: scan the barcode from the back of library card & PIN is the last 4 digits of the patron's phone # of record.
From the library as well as from home, patrons may log in and use the Heritage Quest database. Both databases are accessible from the Reference link home page.
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
"A One-Step Portal for Online Genealogy"
Contents of Cabinet A: Genealogies.pdf
For beginners: http://www.progenealogists.com/beginners.htm
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
Federation of Genealogical Societies
American Association for State and Local History
The Indiana Historical Society
Genealogical Search Engine and Database Reviews
Genealogical Software Reviews-Read before purchasing genealogy resources.
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