Saturday, June 27, 2009

Indiana Court documents

This is an amazing resource! Most families from Ohio have connections to Indiana. I found a relative who was sued for Public Indecency for uttering an innapropriate word in a conversation...ok, he was a minister! Another "cousin" tried to get his 13 year old daughter committed to the Indiana Industrial Home for Girls because she wouldn't go to school. My 3rd great grandmother was sued for commenting on the living arrangements of two unmarried people. These are all the original documents from the 1800's...and you can view them. What an incredible collection...absolutely fascinating.

http://www.munpl.org/

Click on "Adults" on left side of page (This is the Muncie Public Library, so it takes a minute to load.)

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