Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Celebrate Pioneer Families of Clark, Floyd & Harrison Counties

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a History and Heritage Celebration on Thursday, October 2 beginning at 6 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. From 6 to 7 pm, the public can meet genealogists, historians and re-enactors, and view local history displays. Light refreshments will be served and fiddler Tom Cunningham will provide frontier-era music. Attendees are welcome to come dressed in pioneer costume.

At 7 pm, First Families certificates will be awarded to those who have proved direct descent from an ancestor who lived in Clark County, Floyd County or Harrison County prior to 1841. Living historian Mandy Dick will give a presentation on her first family ancestor, Elizabeth Pennington, and tell her remarkable story of being kidnapped by Indians and returned to her Harrison County family, her marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, and her influence on the writing of Indiana’s state constitution.

This celebration is co-sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm or call (812) 949-3527.

Allen County Public Library To Discuss Kentucky Genealogy Research

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a free class on how to research Kentucky genealogy on Monday, October 20 from 7 to 8 pm in the library's Meeting Room A. Delia Bourne will talk about how Kentucky was a gateway for many emigrants, particularly from Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Carolinas, and give an overview of The Genealogy Center's resources for researching Kentucky ancestors.

This class is free - please register by calling (260) 421-1225 or e-mailing Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Valparaiso Library To Host Session on Quaker Records

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, October 18 at 10 am at the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library (103 Jefferson St., Valparaiso IN). Laurie Kender will give a presentation on researching your Quaker ancestors and the rich collection of records they left behind - particularly in Indiana, where as much of 50% of the population in 1850 was said to be Quakers.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Allen County Public Library to Offer Extended Research Hours October 31

In honor of Family History Month, The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will be open on Friday, October 31 from 6 pm to midnight. You must be in the library before 6 pm (when it closes to the public), and you are welcome to leave at any time, but you will not be re-admitted.

To register for this free "Midnight Madness" research session, please call (260) 421-1225 or e-mail Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

African American Genealogical Society to Meet in Fort Wayne

The African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne will meet on Thursday, October 9 at 6 pm in Meeting Room B of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. There will be a panel presentation, "Ancestors and Answers," with Judy Harris, Al Brothers, Roberta Ridley and Curt Witcher. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wayne County Genealogical Society To Hold Cemetery Restoration Workshop in Richmond

The Wayne County Genealogical Society will hold a hands-on cemetery restoration workshop on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 at the Hoover Bulla Historic Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. Participants will be trained by professional conservation specialist Jonathan Appell on how to identify different monument types, clean gravestones using appropriate materials, repair damaged monuments, and reset leaning or fallen headstones. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will give classroom instruction on Friday night (exact time and location to be announced), which will allow participants to be certified to probe for grave markers.

There is a cost to attend each day of the workshop, which will help with the costs of the materials. Lunch will be provided. For more information - including how to register - visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cemetery-restoration-workshop-tickets-13121802665?aff=eac2, or contact Dave Sloan - e-mail desloan@aol.com or phone (765) 935-9611.

Query: Agnes Rovenstine, Montgomery/LaPorte Counties

                I am trying to find an obituary and burial information of a Agnes K. Lane Rovenstine.  Her father, Timothy Lane and mother Mary H. O'Herron Lane, are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Crawfordsville.  I have not been successful in finding her burial in that cemetery (perhaps it is not there.) 
                Her mother died in La Porte in 1946, and Agnes continued to live here at least until about 1950. Her birth date was ca 1896. She married Emery Rovenstine in 1917, and they were divorced ca 1935.  Any help in finding information about Agnes would be appreciated. Thank you. 

Fern Eddy Schultz
La Porte County (IN) Historian  
5817 West Johnson Road
La Porte, IN 46350