CD: Indiana African Heritage


Contains the following three volumes:

  • Forgotten Hoosiers: African Heritage in Orange County, Indiana (1994)--This well-researched book presents the story of pioneers of color, primarily from North Carolina and Virginia, who bought land in Orange County. Fifteen chapters cover the founding the Lick Creek Settlement, plus abstracts of land, marriages, wills, estates, indentures and apprenticeships, and certificates of freedom records (1823-1851). This volume also provides information about the "Register of Negroes and Mulattos," the twenty soldiers who fought with the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War; pioneer religion and churches; cemeteries and burying grounds; early Indiana education, and a wealth of genealogical data. There are four appendices including U.S. Census populations, 1820-1910. Tables, charts and maps enhance the book and an index helps locate people and places.
  • Indiana Negro Register 1852-1865 (1994)--This volume is a compilation of fifteen "Registers of Negroes and Mulattoes" (1852-1865). For the first time these registers have been made available in one publication, fully indexed, with documentation. An important source of African American history, this book contains a wealth of genealogical information. Counties represented in the collection are: Bartholomew, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Martin, Ohio, Orange, Switzerland, and Washington. Each entry includes: name, age, description, place of birth, residence, names of witnesses, and date registered.
  • Reclaiming African Heritage at Salem, Indiana (1995)--This book chronicles the development of racially segregated communities and is an excellent study of free African Americans from Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia who settled in Washington County, Indiana: their locations; names of initial members, taxpayers, and landowners; certificates of freedom; Negro Register; marriages; and burials. The book gives a summary of African and European history in early Indiana and includes discussions on the question of slavery, churches, education, local soldiers with the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War, family histories, the Underground Railroad, and Indiana's secret societies. A wealth of tables, charts, maps, miscellaneous documents, newspaper articles, an everyname index, and eight appendices including U. S. Census abstracts (1820-1860) make information readily accessible.

Coy D. Robbins

2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 671 pp.

ISBN: 9780788423246