Monday, May 4, 2015

New Databases: Jennings, Pike, Ripley, Shelby, Steuben and White Counties

When we said we were still growing when we hit 1,500 databases, we weren't kidding! We are happy to announce 7 more databases from across the state.

Each of these is in the Members-Only section of the Indiana Genealogical Society website. Not a member? Join now!

Jennings County:
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Jennings County, Indiana (1860)
An index of people who died between June 1859 and May 1860, as listed on the county’s 1860 mortality schedule. This database includes their age, sex, place of birth and month of death, as well as the enumeration and page number their entry can be found on.

Pike County:
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Pike County, Indiana (1860)
An index of people who died between June 1859 and May 1860, as listed on the county’s 1860 mortality schedule. This database includes their age, sex, place of birth and month of death, as well as the enumeration and page number their entry can be found on.

Ripley County:
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Ripley County, Indiana (1860)
An index of people who died between June 1859 and May 1860, as listed on the county’s 1860 mortality schedule. This database includes their age, sex, place of birth and month of death, as well as the enumeration and page number their entry can be found on.

Shelby County:
- Students of Shelbyville High School, Shelby County, Indiana (1938)
Searchable digital images of students in grades 7-12, as listed in the school’s 1938 yearbook, The Squib. This database was contributed by Ron Darrah.

- Teachers of Shelbyville High School, Shelby County, Indiana (1938)
Searchable digital images of teachers in grades 7-12, as listed in the school’s 1938 yearbook, The Squib. This database was contributed by Ron Darrah.

Steuben County:
- Students in Angola Schools, Steuben County, Indiana (1906)
An index of 485 students in grades 1 through 12, as listed in Angola High School’s 1906 yearbook, The Spectator.

White County:
- Index to Mortality Schedule for White County, Indiana (1860)
An index of people who died between June 1859 and May 1860, as listed on the county’s 1860 mortality schedule. This database includes their age, sex, place of birth and month of death, as well as the enumeration and page number their entry can be found on.

Junior class, Shelbyville High School, from The Squib yearbook, 1938

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Query: Zeruah Wilson, Decatur/Marion Counties


                I am looking for information for Zeruah Wilson, born ca 1764 in Connecticut. Her maiden name was Bennis or Bemis.
                On the 1850 census, she is living with her son Sanford Wilson and his family in Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana.  She is listed as 86 years old on the census.
                On the 1860 census, Sanford Wilson and his family are living in the south part of Centre Township, Marion County, Indiana.
                My query is: When and where did she die? Where is she buried? Is there an obituary?

Linda Fredin
PO Box 1449
Solana Beach, CA  92075
lfredin@gmail.com


Query: Molloy/Malloy, Owen/Marion/Daviess Counties



            Searching for Molloy/Malloy in Owens/Marion/Daviess or other counties in Indiana. Family includes, Emmett Molloy, Winifred Edwards Molloy, Andrew and Sarah Jackson, Sarah Molloy; Almanza Francis Admire, born 4 Jan 1860 in Trafalgar, Johnson County, Indiana; Died 27 Dec 1939 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married Thomas Moore Edwards, born 1855- died 1900, and after his death she married Howe Patrick, born 1865-died 1935).
    Peter S. Molloy, born 1842, married Sarah Jackson, 1844-1900.  Their only son Emmet was born 1883-died 1918.  Emmet married Winifred Edwards, and their only son was my Grandfather William Edwards Molloy b. 1903.


Susan Molloy Owens
1509 Tearose Dr. 
Bloomington, IL 61704
susanmolloyowens726@gmail.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

IGS Election Results: New and Returning Board Members

The results of the 2015 Indiana Genealogical Society election were announced at the IGS conference on 25 April in Terre Haute. The results:

President - Michael Maben
Recording Secretary - Adam Walters
Corresponding Secretary - Ron Darrah
Treasurer - Meredith Thompson
West Central District Director - Mike Lewman
Central District Director - Nichelle Hayes
East Central District Director - Corasue Hatton

Congratulations on your election! 

Tina Lyons, Dawne Slater, Jinsie Bingham, and Dona Stokes-Lucas are leaving the Board of Directors. Thank you for all of your work!



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Query: George William Warren, Jackson County



            Looking for information regarding my 2nd g-grandfather, George William Warren (aka William Warren). He was born about 1857 in Indiana (have not found out where exactly).
            Anyways, he married Ms. Martha J Ramsey on Nov 4, 1889, in Jackson County, Indiana.  There they had and raised 7 children.  They lived in Jackson County for the majority of their lives, except in 1920, which was the last census I was able to find a record of George W. Warren.  I did find in the 1930 U.S. Census a record of Martha, his wife, and it listed her as a widow. 
            So my query is what happened to George and when? Thank you.

Deborah Rush
2204 Thomas St
Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146
deborahrush58@gmail.com