Genealogy Databases

Genealogy & Local History

Ancestry Logo Ready to discover your ancestors? With over 8,600 databases, this is your gateway to online genealogy records.
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 Heritage Quest Logo Census records, digitized family histories, PERSI, the U.S. Serials set, Revolutionary War pensions and Freedman’s Bank records.
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World Vital Records Logo Access to family history records worldwide – including digitized newspapers, military, vital records, historical maps.

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Hendricks County Obituaries


Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana obituaries
Use it now Gleaned from county newspapers starting in 1847 to the present.

Hendricks County Photographs

NM Frazier BlackSmith Plainfield

Searchable database of Plainfield and Hendricks County, Indiana photographs
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Hendricks County Cemeteries


Searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana cemeteries
Use it now Data gathered from cemetery lists and readings, obituaries and other records.
 Indiana Memory Indiana’s Digital Library: a free collection of digitized primary sources from Indiana institutions
Use it now A collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives and cultural organizations
 Indiana History Writings about Indiana history and those who lived it.  This is a digital collection of Indiana history documents
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Archival Collection at the Plainfield-Guilford Twp. Public Library

Cemetery Records

Coroner Inquests (Hendricks County)

Family Histories

Hendricks County History Bulletin

Hendricks County, Indiana Government Records (off-site)

  • Hendricks County, Indiana Government Digital Records
    • Hendricks County Ordinances (1970-2007)
    • Hendricks County Commissioners Books (1831-2006)
    • Historical Maps of Hendricks County, Indiana
    • Judicial Archive/Hendricks County Courts (starting in 1825)
    • Civil Order Books (1826 – 1870), Wills, Deeds
    • …plus much more!

The above link will redirect you to the Hendricks County Government website. The images were scanned and posted by the Hendricks County Government Computer Center.

Hendricks County, Indiana Records (from INGENWEB)

Hendricks County/Plainfield Biography Index

Maps, Plats and Atlases (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Marriage Certificates

These certificates are from a collection of records given to the Guilford Township Historical Collection. The certificates appear to be the “take-home” copies given to the bride and groom. There is no indication why these certificates were not taken at the time of the marriage. Currently, the list is in GROOM SURNAME order.  Dates range between the 1860s and 1919. The Collection is stored in DB 103-107 (for staff reference).

Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Microfilm Holdings


Photograph Databases

Plainfield High School Alumni (deceased)

Yearbooks (Hendricks County) Database