Free Online Indiana City Directories

City and business directories are available online from all over the U.S. and are what I consider another important set of information that can assist you in advancing your family history and genealogy research.

This activity of presenting links is a collaborative effort between The Ancestor Hunt and Miriam Robbins, who for years has made available the Online Historical Directories website, which presents links to directories of all types that are available online, including free collections as well as those available only via subscription. I wish to thank Miriam for her help in launching this category of records at The Ancestor Hunt.

So, what kinds of directories are available to the researcher?  Naturally city and business directories, but also telephone directories, and alumni, farm, lodge, rural, and social directories.

What can you find in these records? How about:

  • Full names, including middle names
  • Spouse name
  • Occupation
  • Widows, working women, and adult children at home.
  • Maps
  • Businesses (and index to advertisers).
  • Addresses and maps of churches, schools, funeral homes, cemeteries, post offices, courts, hospitals, benevolent associations, and newspapers.
  • Whether a woman is a widow (including the name of her husband).
  • List of marriages and deaths of the previous year.
  • Death date.
  • etc.

Here are a few good primers on the benefits of searching historical city and other directories:​

And here are various places where you can find other city directories online: 

Note: Some of the links listed take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. To take full advantage, please make sure that you are logged in to FamilySearch. The results may be different if you are signed in, rather than not.

(Updated August 2023)

Indiana City Directories

Links to these free collections are presented initially with statewide collections, followed in alphabetical order by city or county. Generally, the publishing company is included in the reference to the collection, along with the collection title, and the date(s) of the directory:

Statewide

Adams County

Alexandria

Allen County

Anderson

Bartholomew

Bartholomew County

Bloomington

Bluffton

Boone County

Boonville

Brazil

Bremen

Brown County

Clay County

Clinton

Clinton County

Columbia City

Crow Point

Dearborn County

Delaware County

Elkhart

Evansville

Floyd County

Fort Wayne

Gary

Gibson County

Goshen

Hamilton County

Hammond

Hancock County

Hanover

Hartford City

Hendricks County

Henry County

Howard County

Howe

Huntington

Huntington County

Indianapolis

Jackson County

Jay County

Jefferson County

Jeffersonville

Johnson County

Kokomo

Kosciusko County

Lafayette

Lake County

Lake Manitou

LaPorte

LaPorte County

Linton

Logansport

Louisville

Madison

Madison County

Marion County

Martinsville

Michigan City

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Montpelier

Morgan County

Mt Vernon

Muncie

New Albany

New Castle

New Harmony

Noble County

Noblesville

North Manchester

Nyona Lake

Oliver

Parke County

Peru

Porter County

Portland

Posey County

Princeton

Richmond

Ridgefield

Ridgeville

Ripley County

Rochester

Rush County

Salem

Shelby County

Shelbyville

South Bend

St. Joseph County

Sturgis

Sullivan

Sullivan County

Terre Haute

Tippecanoe County

Union County

Urbana

Valparaiso

Vigo County

Wabash

Wabash County

Warsaw

Wayne County

Wells County

Whitley County


For all Free Indiana Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on Indiana, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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