Friday, October 24, 2014

Indiana History Center to Discuss How to Introduce Kids to Genealogy

The Indiana History Center in Indianapolis will host a workshop for adults, "Growing Little Leaves: Teaching Children Genealogy Basics," on Saturday, December 7 from 1 to 3 pm. Emily Kowalski Schroeder will show adults how to teach their children and grandchildren about genealogy concepts using activities.

Registration is $5 for IHS members, $8 for non-members. Indiana librarians can receive 1 general LEU credit for attending. Register online, or call (317) 232-1882.

IGS Adds Brown County Insanity Records Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Brown County insanity records to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Insanity Records for Brown County, Indiana (1848-1941)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. It was contributed by Randi Richardson.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,387 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

IGS Adds FREE Index of Orange County Wills

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a free index of Orange County wills to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Will Records for Orange County, Indiana (1816-1852)

This is a free database - no membership is required to view it. It was contributed by Randi Richardson.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,386 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Hold German Genealogy Workshop

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a free workshop on German genealogy research on Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Genealogist Joanne Pry Howard (pictured) will suggest strategies for finding a German immigrant’s home village, town or city. Topics to be covered include using family records, passenger lists, naturalization papers, local histories, newspapers, and cemetery records. Ms. Howard has conducted genealogical research in Germany and is the author of "Luther Families of Möhra, Germany.”

For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Query: William Henderson, Indiana Territory

            Does anyone have any data on William Henderson found in the Territorial Papers Vol. VIII 1810-1816 on Page 13.
            I need to know about this family. Thanks.

Roberta Russell

P O Box 794
Kremmling, CO 80459
rrussell777@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LaPorte County Genealogical Society To Discuss Military Symbols on Tombstones

The LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 pm at the LaPorte Parks Department Headquarters (250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte IN). In honor of Veterans Day, genealogist and author Patricia Gruse Harris will present a program on the various military symbols found in cemeteries and how to obtain information on an ancestor's military service.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS War of 1812 Match Challenge Reaches Goal!

Thank you to all who contributed in our match challenge to help the Federation of Genealogical Societies in their digitizing of War of 1812 pensions! We have reached our goal of $1,816 (in honor of the year of Indiana statehood), so the Indiana Genealogical Society has matched that with another $2,016 (in honor of the year of Indiana's bicentennial). After matches by the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Ancestry.com, that will end up being $30,656.

For many donors, it was personal, including:
--Thomas McKee of Virginia - he donated in honor of his 4th great-grandfather, Robert Haynes, who served as a private in Col. Cheatam's regiment in Tennessee.
--Sheryl (Robertson) Smith of Missouri - she donated in memory of her 4th-great-grandfather, Noah Bridwell.

And then there were donors like DNA blogger Roberta Estes of Michigan, who celebrated being given a "Rockstar Genealogist" award by donating to her home state of Indiana.