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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are available through a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.

Manuscript Census

Books in Library Collection

Foster, Gerald L., and NetLibrary, Inc. American Houses : A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004 Call No. NA7205 .F68 2004 

Kyvig, David E., and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History : Exploring the past around You. 2nd ed. American Association for State and Local History Book Series. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2000.   Call No. E180.5 .N98 2000

McAlester, Virginia, and McAlester, A. Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. Paper.. ed. New York: Knopf, 1993. Call No. NA7205 .M35 1984  

Local Newspapers

Local Repositories of Relevant Information

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County  621 Wayne Ave, Indiana, PA 15701  724-463-9600

Register and Recorder's Office  825 Philadelphia Street. Indiana, PA 15701  (724) 465-3860

Maps and Atlases

Beers, F. W., and Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Atlas of Indiana Co., Pennsylvania : From Actual Surveys. Indiana, Pa.: Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, 1998.  Available at IUP Special Collections   G1263.I5 B4 1998 and at Indiana & Genealogical Historical Society

Leathers, D. S., and Clarence. Stephenson. The 1856 Peelor Map of Indiana County : Arranged by Township and Borough. Indiana, Pa.]: Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County, 2007. IUP Special Collections G3823.I5 P44 2007  and at Indiana Historical & Genealogical Society