The state of Indiana is located in the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the United States. It was initially part of the Northwest Territory which was ceded to the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War by the British. While many Native Americans had lived in Indiana for thousands of years it was quickly settled by people from New York, New England, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Many families migrated through Indiana, some stopping to work the farms and others in steel mills. Today the state is still a major transportation hub. The state’s motto is “Crossroads of America” and was the 19th state admitted to the union on December 11, 1816.
The In-Brief Guide to Indiana Genealogy contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device. Written by Jennifer Holik who has more than 20 years of research and writing experience, has published 11 books, numerous articles, and educational courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her business, Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She speaks on the topics of World War II research and writing, and kids genealogy in the United States and Europe. You can learn more at http://jenniferholik.com Jennifer is the author of IDG’s monthly column, “Stories from the Battlefield”.