Monday, June 26, 2017

Query: George James Shaw, Wabash County

             My grandpa was born Sept. 9, 1885; his name was George James Shaw, which may have been given to him at the orphanage in Wabash County. He was left at orphanage a few days old; had a sister too-he was told. My mother is still alive, and I would like to find out as much as I could about my grandpa, but not sure where to look.

            He said his father was born in Scotland and his mother in Ireland. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Mert Richardson

706 - 6th Street

Hoquiam, WA 98550

Query: Smith Turnpaugh, Jackson County

            Searching for info on Smith Turnpaugh (Turnpaw) (Turnpau). He married Mariah Naylor 7 Apr 1840, Jackson County, IN. Looking for info on his death around 1846--obit, cemetery, death cert. His son James N Turnpaugh born 6 March 1844, Jackson County, IN. birth cert, any info of his years there.

            We believe Smith Turnpaugh was the son of Mathias Turnpaugh (Turnpaw)(Dornbach) and Mary Smith from OH. Smith shows as Smith Turnpear on 1840 US census. Mathias shows as Turnpson on the 1840 US census. He showed up as Mathias Turnpau in Nettle Creek, Randolph Co., IN on the 1850 census. Help is much appreciated!

Margaret Turnpaugh Hochwalt

2315 NE 149th Street

Vancouver, WA 98686

Friday, June 23, 2017

Digitization Kit #26: Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society

The Indiana Genealogical Society just delivered our latest scanning kit to the Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society (TIPCOA). We expect great things from this active group. If you are anywhere close to Lafayette, you really need to check out the McCullough Research Library.

Does your society, library, or archive have Indiana-related genealogical materials that need digitizing? Consider applying to the IGS Genealogy Digitization Project, which awards a scanner, laptop computer, and other equipment. Details are on the IGS website.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Query: Martin Cochell, White County

            I will be traveling from CO to Monticello, White County, IN, next week. My 2x great grandfather Martin Cochell enlisted shortly after Ft. Sumter in White County. Appears he was a three month recruit. His older brother Stephen Cochell enlisted later and was wounded.

            Would like to find as much as I can about their service while I am there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. They lived on a farm in Monticello. Their father was John Cochell. Thanks for your help.

Walt Czapran. 720-938-6146

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Focus On: Lawrence County

The next time you are in the vicinity of Bedford, Indiana, you should drop on at the Lawrence County Museum of History. You'll be glad you did. Tell 'em IGS sent ya!