Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cemetery Walk Offered in Lake County

The Hobart First United Methodist Church and the Hobart Historical Society in Lake County are sponsoring a cemetery walk of City Cemetery in Hobart on Saturday, September 6 from 6 to 8 pm and Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 4 pm. There will be costumed actors and re-enactments. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple. Participants should meet at the Hobart First United Methodist Church (654 E. 4th St., Hobart IN). For more information, please contact Megan Faulkner - phone (219) 742-1483.

Registration Opens for IGS Conference in Terre Haute featuring The Legal Genealogist

Registration is now open for the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2015 Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute. The featured speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, of The Legal Genealogist.

The local host will be the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society. Sessions will include courthouse research, DNA testing, Civil War pensions, Vigo County history and digital records of the Wabash Valley.

Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount on conference registration.

Indiana librarians: LEU credits have been applied for, and when they are approved, the information on the conference sessions will be updated.

Register online, or download our printable registration form (PDF format).

Query: Jehu Miller, Hamilton/Marion Counties

                I am looking for the death date and location for Jehu A. Miller, born 19 Dec 1839, Blanchester, Ohio. His parents were Abraham and Belinda (Orr) Miller. He married my great-grandmother Ella N. Thomas on 1 Jan 1906 in Hamilton County, Indiana.
                Ella, her daughter Edna, and her son are on the 1910 Marion County census at 1141 W. 31st Street in Indianapolis. Jehu is not with them. Ella moved to Port Angeles, Washington, prior to the 1920 census.
                I could not find Jehu’s death information on Ancestry.com. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Dorene Brady
 P. O. Box 906
Rough And Ready, CA 95975


(No Email)

IGS Adds Monroe County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Index to Photographs in Yearbook of Smithville Schools, Monroe County, Indiana (1958-1962)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. It is courtesy of Randi Richardson.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,334 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Brown County Genealogical Society To Discuss Cemetery Preservation

The Brown County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 pm at Saint David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom. Casey Winningham will present a program about his work creating reproductions of historic headstones (see photo for an example), which uses the same hand-carved, hand-lettered process that they did back in the 1800's. He will also discuss how to preserve existing headstones.

IGS War of 1812 Match Challenge At 10% of Goal

The Indiana Genealogical Society's match challenge for the digitizing of War of 1812 pension files has already reached 10%. Thanks to all who have contributed so far! This match challenge seeks to raise $1,816 in donations (in honor of 1816, the year of Indiana statehood) - when we reach $1,816, IGS will match that with another $2,016 (in honor of the year of Indiana's bicentennial). Thanks to the participation of other organizations, that $3,832 will end up being $30,656 - enough to digitize some 60,000 pages of documents.

HOW TO DONATE:
Donate online through the IGS website, or mail your check payable to Indiana Genealogical Society (please indicate "War of 1812 donation" in the memo line) to:

Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10507
Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507

IGS Adds Franklin County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Frankln County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Franklin County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,333 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.