Genealogy Guides

Pendleton Community Library patrons have free access to within the library itself; this database requires a patron log in: scan the barcode from the back of library card & PIN is the last 4 digits of the patron's phone # of record.

From the library as well as from home, patrons may log in and use the Heritage Quest database. Both databases are accessible from the Reference link home page.

Our cabinet collection, in the Indiana Room, is comprised of archival items that are available upon request. Please read our Archives Policy & Use Procedures before requesting materials. These are also available in the Indiana Room.

Start with yourself: a printable list.pdf

Indiana State Digital Archives

Using the Census (considered a primary and secondary source):

with tips:

"A One-Step Portal for Online  Genealogy"

Contents of Cabinet A: Genealogies.pdf

John L. Forkner (1844-1926) digital diary

For more information, click here, or on the box to the left.

For beginners:

Steps for difficult genealogical issues

The Digital Librarian's Genealogy Resources

The Indiana Memory collection

The Library of Congress American Memory Project

WorldCat's Genealogy   

National Genealogical Society 

Federation of Genealogical Societies

American Association for State and Local History

The Indiana Historical Society

Genealogical Search Engine and Database Reviews

Genealogical Software Reviews-Read before purchasing genealogy resources.

Proquest Obituaries

To contact an expert: The Association of Professional Genealogists.

printable blank family group record1.pdf

printable blank ancestral chart 2.pdf

printable research log for genealogists.pdf