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Most Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My ancestors aren't from Indiana. Am I likely to find much material in your collection for other states?
A. Yes! The Genealogy Center is a North American collection. You will find books and microfilmed records for all 50 U.S. states, Canada and some material for Mexico. However, what the collection includes will vary from state to state, and from county to county within each state, so consult the online catalog for more specific information about the holdings for the locations where your ancestors lived.
Q. I am looking for the obituaries of several relatives who lived and died in different places. Will you have the newspapers I need on microfilm?
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A. It depends. The Genealogy Center has a number of newspaper titles on microfilm, but outside of the Allen County area, these primarily are for larger cities. You may need to contact the public library in the county seat of the county where your relatives died to see what its local newspaper holdings are. In addition, each state has a repository that is responsible for archiving the newspapers of the state. In Ohio, this facility is the Ohio Historical Society, for example. What the Genealogy Center is likely to have are published obituary indexes and abstracts, if they exist for the counties you are researching.
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