Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mishawaka Library To Discuss War of 1812

Dr. Timothy Willig, Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University at South Bend, will present a program, "The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest," on Saturday, November 1 from 1 to 2 pm in the Lion's Room of the Mishawaka Library (209 Lincoln Way East Mishawaka IN 46544). The War of 1812 stands as a watershed period in the history of the Old Northwest, an epoch in which Native peoples of northern Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin exercised a significant degree of political autonomy for the final time.

This is a free program - for more information, contact the Heritage Center - phone (574) 259-5277 ext. 215.

IGS Adds 2 Taylor University Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 databases about Taylor University to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Taylor University, Upland (1939)
--Students of Taylor University, Upland (1942)

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,389 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

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