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[ICPR] Digital Archives Adds Harrison County Naturalization Index
Start Date: 1/4/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/4/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS (January 4, 2013) – Harrison County recently became the 40th Indiana county to have its naturalization records added to and made available through the Indiana Digital Archives. Four naturalization books containing nearly 1,000 entries and spanning the era from 1830 to 1926 were indexed as a part of this project. Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Wilson ordered the discontinuance of Harrison County naturalization proceedings on September 27, 1927.

"With the enormous effort of the State Archives volunteers, people across the world can now access primary-source records about their ancestors from Harrison County,” said Jim Corridan, Director & State Archivist of the Indiana Commission on Public Records. “There are now more than two-million records available to search on the Indiana Digital Archives at no cost. These records provide access to incredible pieces of family history.”

The Harrison County Naturalization Index records were indexed by Fred J. Engelking. The index was edited by Mary Etta Boren and Dale Armstrong.

Researchers can view many Indiana county naturalization databases along with indices to many other popular Indiana State Archives collections at The naturalization databases provide great insight into Hoosier immigration at the county level. Friends of the Indiana State Archives volunteers have been hard at work for nearly two decades creating indices for many of the state's records. From before statehood in 1816 and on through to its approaching bicentennial, Indiana has been home to thousands of settlers and immigrants. The Digital Archives enables Hoosiers and citizens worldwide to view the vast collection of historical and vital records housed at the State Archives.

About the Indiana Digital Archives
The Indiana Digital Archives is operated by the State Archives Division of the Indiana Commission on Public Records. The result of a cooperative partnership made possible by a grant from the Library of Congress and administered by the Washington State Archives, the Digital Archives has more than 2.8 million searchable records online. Other partners include the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, and Oregon. The Digital Archives was named a Best State Website by "Family Tree Magazine” for the third-consecutive year in 2012.

About the Indiana State Archives
The Indiana State Archives collects records of historical value from all branches of Indiana state and local government, including governmental history, census and naturalization records for families, selected medical, military and criminal records, records of land ownership, maps, blueprints and photographs. Visit for a detailed listing of these resources, including links to online exhibits and electronic indices of select records.
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