Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Society of Indiana Archivists Offers Student Scholarship

Press release received from the Society of Indiana Archivists:

2015 Krasean Student Scholarship


The Society of Indiana Archivists will award the Krasean Student Scholarship to attend the 2015 Society of Indiana Archivists annual meeting. The scholarship recipient will receive $150.00 to cover the expenses associated with attending the SIA annual meeting and complimentary registration. If the recipient has already paid registration fees, they will be reimbursed.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants must be a member of the Society of Indiana Archivists
  • A graduate student enrolled in Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program or Master of Arts (MA) in History or Museum Studies or a related graduate program OR be a recent graduate from these programs
  • Recipient must be able to attend the award reception on April 11, 2015

To apply: Write a statement of interest stating why you want to attend the annual meeting and how it will benefit you. Include in your statement a brief outline of your archival education and work history, and a description of your long-term professional goals. Please include your contact information (name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address) and contact information for your institution or employer. Statements should be limited to 200-400 words.

Additionally, the recipient is expected to write a brief (150-300 word) statement about their experience of attending the meeting that will be published in the SIA Newsletter.

Please direct any questions to Carol Street at castreet@bsu.edu.

The award recipient will be announced on March 27, 2015.

Please submit applications via email to:
Carol Street castreet@bsu.edu
Bethany Fiechter bfiechter@library.in.gov

Monday, February 23, 2015

Genealogy Events in Indiana, March 2015

Want to know more about genealogy? Want some tips on climbing your family tree? Want to meet some fun people who share your love for learning about ancestors? Then check out some of these events happening around Indiana during the month of March!

March 1, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 2:00pm at the History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. Barbara Olenyik Morrow will present Hardwood Glory: A Life of John Wooden.

March 2, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 2:00pm, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Delia Bourne will present Colonial Southern Overview: What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Research.

March 3, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 2:00pm, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. John Beatty will present Genealogical Research in Colonial New England.

March 4, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 2:00pm, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Cynthia Thuesch will present Using Clues in the 1880 Census to Solve Earlier Research Challenges.

March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2015
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library: 6pm at the library, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo. "Climbing Your Family Tree" workshop. Cost of the classes and notebook with handouts is $25. Registration is required. Call (765) 626-0839.

March 5, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 10:00am, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Sara Allen will present Finding Family in Pre-1850 Census Records and Census Substitutes.

Genealogy Roundtable: 12:00pm at the St. Joseph County Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend.

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society: 7:00pm at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. Maire Byatt will present The Island of Record Keepers -- Britain.

Wells County Public Library: 6:00pm at the library, 200 W. Washington St., Bluffton. Genealogy workshop.

March 6, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 10:00am, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Dawne Slater will present We All Deserve a Second Chance! Taking Another Look at the Early Records in Our Files.

March 7, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 10:00am, Meeting Room A, main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Tina Lyons will present History and Records of Indiana's "Gore."

Marshall County Historical Society: 2:00pm at the society, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. An Introduction to the Fites Genealogy Department.

March 10, 2015
Danville Public Library "Genealogy NUTS Club":  1:30pm at the library, 101 S. Indiana St., Danville. DNA and Me.

Hamilton County Genealogical Society: 2:15pm at the Hamilton East Public Library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Genealogy roundtable: Female Ancestors.

LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society: 7:00pn (Central) at the La Porte City Park Dept., 250 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte. Laura Shields will present Polish Emigration from Prussia - Why and How.

March 11, 2015
Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana: 7:00 p.m. at the main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Kay Spears will present Photograph Preservation.

March 14, 2015
GENSIG (Genealogy Special Interest Group): 10:00am at the Goshen Public Library, 601 S. 5th St., Goshen.

Marshall County Historical Society: 2:00pm at the society, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Anita Kopetski will present A Basic Genealogy Class. There is a $5 fee; register at the museum.

March 16, 2015
Wabash County Genealogical Society: 6:00pm at the Wabash County Historical Museum, 36 E. Market St., Wabash. Heather Allen will give a "Behind the Scenes Tour" of the Archives.

March 17, 2015
Marshall County Historical Society: 6:00pm at the society, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Karen Rettinger will present on Researching Civil Court Records, Paternity Cases, Guardianships and Other Resources.

March 18, 2015
Hamilton County Genealogical Society: 9:30am-12:00pm at the Hamilton East Public Library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Hand-on lab: Exploring Fold3 and American Ancestors. Registration is required. Register through the HEPL online calendar at http://www.hepl.lib.in.us or call the Indiana Room at 770-3206.

March 19, 2015
Elkhart County Genealogical Society: 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Beardsley, Elkhart. Panel will discuss Let's Talk Genealogy: Networking to Topple That Brick Wall.

Genealogical Society of Whitley County: 6:30pm at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. State Road 205, Columbia City. Deb Muntz will present Land Records and What They Tell Us.

March 21, 2015
South Bend Area Genealogical Society: 9:00am-4:00pm at the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library, 209 Lincoln Highway East, Mishawaka. 17th Annual Michiana Genealogy Fair, featuring Harold Henderson. Cost is $5 at the door.

March 24, 2015
Boone County Genealogical Society: 6:30pm at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon. Author and genealogist Kevin Murray will discuss his books, Sgt. A.F. Kelly" Murray U.S.M.C.; A Hoosier Hibernian in the Great pacific War and The 1st Fighting Irish; The 35th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Hoosier Hibernians in the War for the Union.

March 28, 2015 
Hamilton County Genealogical Society: 9:30am-12:30pm at the Hamilton East Public Library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Finding Female Ancestors. Registration is required. Register through the HEPL online calendar at http://www.hepl.lib.in.us or call the Indiana Room at 770-3206.

Kosciusko County Historical Society: Camp Alexander Mack, 1113 E. Camp Mack Rd., Milford. Come Climb Your Family Tree. For more information, call (574) 658-4831.

Do you have a genealogy event in Indiana coming up in March that isn't on the list? Please feel free to leave it in the comments below!

Looking Ahead to April:

Don't forget to register for the IGS Annual Conference, April 25 in Terre Haute, featuring Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist." Register before April 21 and save $15! Also, register for the Society Management Seminar in Terre Haute on Friday, April 24 -- help your local society be stronger!
Learn more about your family's history at these great events!

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Databases: Bartholomew, Brown, Harrison, Rush & Washington Counties

It is still cold outside, but you can heat up your genealogy research with these new databases on the Indiana Genealogical Society website:

Free Databases:

Graduates of Raleigh High School, Rush County, Indiana (1904):
Browsable digital images of the school’s 1904 commencement program. These images were donated by Wayne Klusman.

Teachers of Raleigh High School, Rush County, Indiana (1904):
Browsable digital images of the school’s 1904 commencement program. These images were donated by Wayne Klusman.

Owners of Cave River Valley Park, Campbellsburg, Washington County, Indiana (1948):
Browsable digital images of the land deeds and articles of incorporation for a privately-owned park geared towards cave exploration. These images were donated by Michele Dutcher.

Members-Only Databases:

IGS members can access these resources when they log in. Not a member? Join now!

Bartholomew County:
- Residents of Bartholomew County, Indiana Who Died in World War II (1940-1946)
Searchable digital images of the military details of all Bartholomew County soldiers who died between November 18, 1940 (the date of the first draft) and January 31, 1946 (the end date specified by the War Department). Details include the soldier’s birthdate, birthplace, parents’ names, spouse and children and place of burial. This database was contributed by Ron Darrah.

Brown County:
- Residents of Brown County, Indiana Who Died in World War II (1940-1946)
Searchable digital images of the military details of all Bartholomew County soldiers who died between November 18, 1940 (the date of the first draft) and January 31, 1946 (the end date specified by the War Department). Details include the soldier’s birthdate, birthplace, parents’ names, spouse and children and place of burial. This database was contributed by Ron Darrah.

Harrison County:
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Harrison County, Indiana (1860)
An index of 225 people who died between June 1859 and May 1860. The index includes their age, sex, birthplace and month of death, as well as the enumeration and page number their entry can be found on.

Bartholomew and Brown County Residents Who Died in World War II

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Query: Simon Nading/Catherine Sutlive, Bartholomew County



            I would like to contact any descendent of Simon Nading, born 23 March 1790, Stokes Co., NC; died 08 August 1853, Bartholomew County, IN. Preferably a descendant living now in Bartholomew County.
            I am particularly seeking information on the parents of Simon Nading's wife, Catherine ("Polly") SUTLIVE Nading. I know her father was Joseph Sutlive, who died in Stokes Co., NC, and left the bulk of his estate to Simon Nading. Where is Joseph Sutlive buried? Any information will be appreciated.

Robbie Fort Sutlive
pquip@sydcom.net

Query: Isaac Binford, Hancock County



                Isaac Binford was born July 20, 1845; his father was Benajah Binford.  I have a 1853 family Bible that lists that information and that Isaac was born in Hancock County. I did see a lot of Binfords in that county
                Isaac is my great, great, great, grandfather. He later moved to Humeston, Iowa, and farmed. Isaac is buried there. I really do not know what is available to find

Steven Dean
5075 S 176th Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68135
sdean1956@gmail.com


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Query: William Davisson, Tippecanoe County



                Hello. I am trying to find information for William or Ai Davisson, son of John H. Davisson and Clara Louise Ogden. He moved to Tippecanoe and was married to Martha Gains. He is believed to have died on May 2, 1920.

                My question is who can I contact to try to get a death record or see if there is an obituary listing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!


Nicole Edwards
nledwards1@hotmail.com