Indiana Department of Natural Resources: National & State Registers - Application Process
The nomination form to be used in this assignment is the first form in the Application process or can be downloaded at this link.
Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)
Search for information on properties registered in state and national registers of historic places.
Once you have the names of people who owned and/or lived in the house you are researching, you can try to find out more about them from a variety of sources.
Additional online resources
Records available without subscription at FamilySearch.org: Birth, Baptism, Christenings, Marriage, Death, Census, Residence, Immigration and Naturalization, Military, Probate
Elkhart County Recorder's site - Click on "View Recorded Information (name search) Search for recorded documents by a person's name and view the text information" This might be helpful in conjunction with the searches you are doing at the Microfilm archives, or it might be unnecessary since you are doing that.
You should contextualize this information by consulting monographs about Goshen's history and/or Goshen's historical newspapers. The sources listed below are available at the Goshen Public Library and the Elkhart County Historical Museum.
Bicentennial Year Stories. Julie Handgen, Janice Rasley, and Steve Bowers. Goshen, Ind.: Goshen News, 1976.
Goshen: 1831-1981. Goshen, Ind.: News Printing Company, .
Goshen: The Next 10 Years, 1981-1991. Goshen, Ind.: News Printing, .
Illustrated historical atlas of Elkhart Co., Indiana. Higgins, Belden & Company. Chicago, 1874.
Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana.... Chicago : Goodspeed Brothers, 1893.
A Standard History of Elkhart County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past..... Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1916.
A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana. Anthony Deahl, ed. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1905.
This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a simplified list of the major Goshen newspapers available on microfilm at the Goshen Public Library. Titles through 1940 may be found at the Elkhart County Historical Museum as well. Bring cash with you so that you can pay for copies of microfilm, if desired.
|News, Times, & Democrat||1933-1936|
Pioneer History of Elkhart County, Indiana With Sketches and Stories
Past Perfect / The Indiana Album
Indiana Memory Digital Collections, Hosted by the Indiana State Library
Hoosier State Chronicles - contains digitized newspaper titles from across Indiana