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Index of Funeral Programs


Compiled by the Indiana African American Genealogy Group, Indianapolis, IN

Transcribed from funeral programs and obituaries submitted by

IAAGG members and friends

This index of Blacks who migrated to the Indianapolis area from:

Alabama              Arkansas             Georgia               Illinois

Kentucky              Mississippi          North Carolina

Ohio                     Oklahoma           Tennessee           Texas

The CD which contains over 1600 names and also references funeral homes and cemeteries that served the black community is a valuable tool for researchers! 

Cost: $15 Order Online using PayPal below.

Sample images of actual programs listed in the index that can be ordered:

Funeral Programs Project


Funeral programs can be a boon for the family researcher. They often contain invaluable obituary information about ancestors and their families, including vital statistics; dates of birth, death, marriage and baptisms; and even photographs.

IAAGG members are concluding a multi-year project to gather, compile and index funeral programs for more than 1,500 African Americans, from 1871 to the present. The compilation has a strong focus on people with Indiana ties, but includes black Americans from as far away as Paris!  Following the release of the index, the group will work toward publishing alphabetical, bound volumes of the programs.


The index to the compilation is now available.

The cost is $15.