“The State of Indiana was the 19th U.S. state admitted into the union. It is located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. With about 6.3 million residents, it is ranked 15th in population and 17th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is the smallest contiguous state west of the Appalachian Mountains. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis.
Indiana is a diverse state with a few large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and a large amount of villages. It is known nationally for its sports teams and athletic events: the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, champions of Super Bowl XLI, the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis 500 motorsports race, the largest single-day sporting event in the world, and for a strong basketball tradition, often called Hoosier Hysteria.
Residents of Indiana are known as Hoosiers. Although many stories are told, the origin of the term is unknown. The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or simply "Indian Land". The name dates back to at least 1800, when Indiana Territory was created, at which time the territory was unceded Indian land. Angel Mounds State Historic Site, one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States, can be found in south-western Indiana near Evansville.” (Wikipedia)
Here are some links I hope will help you in your Indiana research:
IN Genealogical Society
IN Historical Society
State of Indiana
IN County Map
IN History & Genealogy
Cyndi’s List for Indiana
Religion in Indiana: 1830’s
IN Indian Tribes
IN African Americans
Italian Heritage Society of IN
Quakers in Indiana in the Nineteenth Century
List of IN Counties
Marion County, IN Genealogy
Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Genealogy Resources
Civil War in IN
IN During the American Revolution
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