Author, Ernest W. “Bill” Smith, of New Albany, Indiana, has turned his years of historical and genealogical research into a new book on the life of Davis Floyd and offers it here for the casual researcher, professional historian, and interested reader. Davis Floyd and Southern Indiana at the Crossroads of America in the Early 1800’s and Floyd’s Florida Connection, is full of information, stories, and intriguing investigations into accounts of connections with Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Pocahontas, Aaron Burr, and others.
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This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Includes information about various agencies and boards, as well as upcoming events around the city.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time.
Develop New Albany was founded in 1990 by community-minded individuals and local business leaders. The leadership of Develop New Albany focuses the organization on the economic revitalization, historic preservation, and promotion of our Historic Downtown.
Ellis Island immigration records and passenger lists, and genealogy help.
Search ancestral files, International Genealogical Index, Family History Library catalog, and much more!
A wonderful source of historical and genealogical information for Kentucky, the Ohio Valley, and the Upper South.
Contains information about graves and burials and often includes photographs.
Contains marriage records from 1938 to 2007.
Includes information about various agencies, boards, etc.
Access to family and local history from all over Indiana.
The Historic Homes of Southern Indiana Digital Photo Archive is a collection of MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Listings from the 1960’s and 70’s that were discovered in a real estate office in the early 2000’s.
The system is organized by county, with each county having a coordinator responsible for maintaining a site of resources which are available for that county, including archives of genealogy records.
The Indiana Historical Bureau provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the state of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world. The Indiana Historical Bureau also administers the Indiana Historical Marker Program.
Indiana Historical Society maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest.
This digital archives documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.
Indiana Magazine of History features peer-reviewed historical articles, research notes, annotated primary documents, reviews, and critical essays that contribute to public understanding of midwestern and Indiana history. Includes an online index of issues!
Founded in 1867 the Sanborn Map and Publishing Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. he maps provide a detailed account of urban development and change in communities during the early twentieth century. Sanborn maps are large-scale (1:600) and depict street layouts, building footprints, building materials, utility lines, street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
The Indiana State Archives exists to provide for the protection of, and access to primary-source and historical documents, and those that contribute to Indiana’s heritage.
The Indiana State Library was established in 1825 to provide library services to Indiana’s state governmental officials and employees. Since that time, the responsibilities of the State Library have expanded to provide services to all citizens of Indiana. Includes Indiana Division and Genealogy Division.
Indexes to selected Kentucky vital records are available here for searching. The vital records index data was obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in 1994.
Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.
A free index to Floyd County property records from 1953 to present. NOTE: not all property is described.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. The National Headquarters (and library) is in Louisville, Kentucky.
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission works in cooperation with property owners and city officials to ensure that the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures is preserved for all present and future citizens of our community.
The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 1 million Canadian businesses, and 11 million Canadian residents.
In addition to many searchable databases, this site includes numerous guides to tracing family trees, message boards, etc.
Silver Hills is a residential community located on the “Knob west of the city” of New Albany, Indiana. The Silver Hills Historical Society celebrates the past, present and future of this beloved community.
This is also available through Ancestry.
A society composed of people who are descendants of the early settlers of Indiana, the pioneers who opened the State to civilization.
The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society was formed May 3, 1979 to encourage, gather and preserve genealogy materials and information in the seven southern Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Orange, Perry, Scott, and Washington.
A “one-stop shop” for passenger lists, immigration records, vital records, census, etc.
Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!