Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Free Websites for Genealogy

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a computer workshop on how to use free websites for genealogy research on Wednesday, December 17 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. In this "hands-on" workshop, you will learn how to use some free websites for genealogy, including Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, Find A Grve, Rootsweb, USGenWeb Project and Google. Bring information about your ancestors - you will have time to use these sites to do your own research.

This workshop is free but registration is required. Register through the library's calendar of events on their website ( or contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 770-3206.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Hold Free Computer Genealogy Workshop

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a free workshop on computer genealogy on Thursday, December 4 at 7 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Genealogist Phil Hysell (pictured) will share tips, tricks, and techniques on how to make your genealogy come alive, be more efficient and more enjoyable by using your computer. He will illustrate the effective use of family tree databases, photo restoration, finding “lost” family cemeteries, writing your family story, and the creative use of old photos and 8 mm movies.

Mr. Hysell is a member and past president of the Louisville Genealogical Society and editor of the Hisle-Hysell Genealogy Newsletter. For more information, please visit

Query: Anna/Hannah Denham, Harrison County

                DID HEZEKIAH STOUT DENHAM, b. 1802, TN; d. 1886, IA, HAVE A DAUGHTER NAMED ANNA OR HANNAH, BORN 1825--1828, IN INDIANA, HARRISON COUNTY? Help appreciated. Thanks.

7182 DARLING ST. S. E.
SALEM, OREGON 97317-9027

Query: Kenneth L. Felts, Kosciusko County

I'd like the obit for Kenneth L Felts, d 8-1-1982 Indiana. I don't know where. Thank you for your help.

Denise Allis
144 Greene's Pt
Gravois Mills, MO 65037

[EDITOR'S UPDATE: Kenneth L. Felts born 25 August 1921, died 1 August 1982 in buried in Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana.]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Find My Past Offers 15% Discount to Indiana Genealogical Society Members

Find My Past, which is the new home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), is offering a 15% discount to members of the Indiana Genealogical Society. The discount can only be applied towards their World annual subscription, which includes records for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

Click here to see a list of all the databases that are available with a Find My Past World subscription.

To redeem this offer, IGS members should login to the IGS Members-Only area for instructions and the special offer code.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

IGS Launches "Once A Hoosier...Always A Hoosier" Blog for Indiana Ancestors

The Indiana Genealogical Society has launched the Once A Hoosier...Always A Hoosier blog to compile information on ancestors who lived in Indiana for any part of their lives or were buried in Indiana. Several thousand entries have already been included, and they can be searched by surname or by county.

Want to contribute your information? There's an easy submission form - just click on the "Add Your Ancestor" tab.

Monday, November 17, 2014

LEU Credits Approved for Judy Russell Sessions at IGS Conference in Terre Haute

Attention, Indiana librarians: LEU credits have been approved for The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell's sessions at the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2015 Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute:

--Your First Trip to the Courthouse (1 LEU credit)
--"Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty": Military Pensions and the Civil War (1 LEU credit)
--Staying Out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today's Genealogists (1 LEU credit)
--Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep (1 LEU credit)

LEU information will be updated for the conference's other sessions when they are approved by the Indiana State Library.

The local host of the conference will be the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society.

Register for the conference online, or download our printable registration form (PDF format). Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount on conference registration.