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02 February 2015

Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Slightly over a year ago in this blog, I wrote about the Kelly Street Historic Jewish Cemeteries of Indianapolis, Indiana. These cemeteries filled the need of the growing Jewish community in Indianapolis. That community, which  consisted of 8 different congregations, came into being in 1856. The records of those cemeteries, which are now also part of the Knowles Collection, is a wonderful source for Indiana Jewry.
Now, another great source for the Jews of Indiana is available at That collection, Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959, which was indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society, now contains over 1,100,000 images. These records come from all Indiana counties, except for Howard, Johnson and Montgomery.
The images, which are name search able and available for free are of very good quality. The example below, is the marriage record of Abe Karp and Dora Cohen, who took out the license on 17 Jul 1913 and were married 3 days later on 20 July 1913. The information about the couple is amazing on this form. We not only get their dates of birth, but also parents names and addresses.

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