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You can help further Indiana
Genealogy by offering your census information, wills and
other public domain documents to the INGenWeb
Be sure to check The USGenWeb Time-To-Do page for file submission
The Archives provides you
with free access to these files. The files have
been donated by other
researchers, such as yourself. Please do not send queries here, this is not the Indiana State Archives in Indianapolis, IN
and we do not
do private research,
look-ups, answer family or county queries here at the
archives. If you have a query, please....contact the INGenWeb county host. There you can find a list of all the
county coordinators and links to the individual county
pages. Check these pages out they all have wonderful
information to help you in your research!
USGenWeb Archives File Submissions
- It is the USGenWeb policy to
provide this FREE information to help everyone with their
research. You may rest assured that anything you donate
to these archives will remain FREE to the general public.
To insure that folks viewing your donations can contact
you, please let us know if your email address changes or
feel free to include your snail mail address in the files
- If you have public-domain
documents that would help other researchers, please
submit them. These archives depend fully on donations of
files and volunteers to transcribe items for us.
Contributions by folks like you, are what makes this
- NOTE: Due to storage space
restriction we can not accept family gedcom's at this
Some types of records we can
- Anything in the public
- Anything published
- Items published after
1929 with authors written permission.
- Examples of Public Domain
Information would be:
- Federal Census (free, slave,
mortality, agriculture, veterans... schedules)
- State Census Vital
- 4.divorce (or under
- Court records (county, federal,
civil, circuit, probate....) Church records (members
lists, baptisms...) Bible Records Diary/Journal
Transcripts Newspapers (obits, marriage & birth
announcements, local events...) Prison Records
- Military Records
(rosters, muster rolls, service records, pension
- 2.Civil War
- 3.Indian Wars
- 6.War of 1812
- 10.Viet Nam
- 11.Persian Gulf
- Land Records (deeds, land
transfers, federal land grants, surveyor's records...)
Tax Records (land, property, state, federal, local....)
Local Histories Local Directories (phone books, old
county and city directories....) Occupational (?) (Mining
inspector's reports, Accident reports, railroad reports,
company newsletters....) Educational (?) (school
histories, newsletters, school census', yearbooks?)
Cemeteries - (Headstone transcriptions, caretakers
records, burial records) Deeds/grants Misc*
Newspapers/obits Ship Lists Tax lists Wills
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING FILES
- 1. Only virus-checked files will
- 2. Text is preferred and
depending on the size, we may zip it. Also, no tables.
Please use spaces and not tabs in the text. Tabs cause
everything to go loopy when I post it. Non-text may be
converted to text before storing. Large files may be
split. We may, at our discretion, store the same data in
several formats. Scanned documents will be considered,
depending on their content. For some other tips on the
text files check out The USGenWeb Time-To-Do
- 3. All data is free to the
public, the USGenWeb Archives project will not pay
royalties on any submissions.
- 4. Data is provided for
downloading "as is" -- no guarantees of
- 5. File contributors must use
their own discretion regarding the inclusion of data on
- 6. We will "not accept
gedcoms" due to space considerations.
- 7. No executable files will be
- 8. Do not send copyrighted
material, unless it is your own, and you include a
statement of permission to use in the document.
- Note: Public domain records
cannot be copyrighted.
- 9. No anonymous submissions.
- 10. We cannot guarantee
permanency, in the event data is lost.
- 11. Any obviously false,
malicious, libelous, or copyrighted data will be erased.
We do not guarantee the validity of any files.
- 12. These guidelines are subject
- 13. Once submitted, the data
can't be retracted by submitter.
- 14. We retain the right to
refuse any submission.
Members Please Read:
There is no
password required to read USGenWeb Archives files online or to
download them. If you use AOL's built-in web browser, it might
ask you for a user name and password. To work around this, do the
2. Click on
"Go to FTP"
3. Click on
4. Enter the
address of the archives and Do NOT check the box "Ask for
login and password."
5. Click on
will put you in the main directory of the USGenWeb Archives. From
here you can click on any state directory, which will take you to
a directory listing the counties. You can choose the county of
your choice, then go to other sub-directories which will be
identifiable by subject, such as "census",
"vitals", "cemeteries", etc.