Friday, December 1, 2017

New Databases, Including Bartholomew, Jasper, Marion and Putnam Counties and More!

Check out the latest databases available on the Indiana Genealogical Society website!

Free Databases

Bartholomew County
- Directory of Hope and St. Louis Methodist Churches, Bartholomew County (1906). Contributed by the Yellow Trail Research Center, Hope, Indiana.

Jasper County
Both of these databases were contributed by the Jasper County Historical Society.
- History of the State Bank of Rensselear, Indiana (1904-1954).
- Membership Directory of First Christian Church, Rensselaer (1958).

Lake County
- Enumeration of North Township Schools (1920). Contributed by Hammond Public Library.

Marion County
Each of these databases was contributed by the Genealogical Society of Marion County.
- Veterans Buried in Franklin Township
- Veterans Buried in Perry Township
- Veterans Buried in Pike Township

Wayne County
Both of these databases were contributed by Wayne Klusman.
- Graduates of Dublin High School (1875-1912).
- Graduates of Economy High School (1889-1962).

- Grand Army of the Republic's Annual Encampment in Indiana (1906). Contributed by the General Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Honor Roll of Indiana Veterans (1900-1999) -- in progress. Updated in November.
- Members of American Legion Attending State Convention in Indiana (1945). Contributed by Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society.

Members-Only Databases

These databases are available to IGS members. If you're not a member yet, sign up and get access to these and more than 2,000 other Indiana genealogy databases!

Jackson County
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Jackson County (1860). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Jay County
- Graduates of Portland High School, Portland (1936).

Lawrence County
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Lawrence County (1860). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Morgan County
- Alumni of Martinsville High School, Morgan County (1900-1913). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Putnam County
- Graduates of Belle Union High School (1958). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Shelby County
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Shelby County (1860). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Sullivan County
- Index to Mortality Schedule for Sullivan County (1860). Contributed by Meredith Thompson.

Colleges and Universities:
Each of these was contributed by Sandy Thompson.
- Students of DePauw University (1931)
- Students of Franklin College (1942)
- Graduates of Valparaiso University (1907) 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Query: Rose Hill Cemetery, Noble County

      My name is Sue. I live in the N. E. part of Illinois.  I am inquiring, if by chance, you might know who I can contact for Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, Noble County, Indiana.

       Any help you may have is greatly appreciated. Thank You

Sue J                    

Query: Milton Reynolds, Henry County

            I am researching my Reynolds line in Indiana. While researching my gggrandmother, Anna Reynolds Thomas, I came across a 2012 edition of The Indiana Genealogist which featured an article on The Mysterious Milton Reynolds.

            In the article, it mentions that he was living in Jefferson Co, Indiana, and married to Nancy. Are you aware of the Milton Reynolds (married to Nancy) in Henry County? He is listed in the Quaker Hopewell Meeting Minutes. He is a son of Daniel Reynolds and Margaret Morris. (I am trying to ascertain whether Daniel and Margaret are my Anna's parents. So far, no luck.)

            I thought I would pass this along in case you had not found this Milton. Henry and Jefferson Counties are not very far from one another.

Dottie Reynolds

4724 Coker Street

Columbia, SC  29206

Query: William Osborn, Boonville, Indiana

            I have a copy of the U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 showing William Osborn who served in the Revolutionary War, died 5 Apr 1835, and was buried on a farm in Boonville, Indiana. A Mrs. Forsythe of Newburgh, Indiana applied for a military marker on 30 July 1935.

            Would you have any records on where William Osborn was buried in the area.

BIRTH 10 JAN 1764 • North Carolina, USA DEATH 5 APR 1835 • Troy, Fountain, Indiana, United States (my 5th great-grandfather.)

            I would like to see his grave when I am back in the area, I grew up in Hoopeston, Illinois and have been researching my father's side - Etherton.  Thank you for any information you may have.  I did check the list of Revolutionary War Veterans who are buried in the state of Indiana compiled by the Inidana Society NSDAR and did not find him there. 

Christine Etherton Ruth

4704 W. 11th Street

Greeley, CO 80634

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Announcing New County Genealogists for Jay and Monroe Counties

The Indiana Genealogical Society is pleased to announce two new Indiana County Genealogists: Megan MacDonald for Monroe County and Janice Stucky for Jay County.

Megan MacDonald is the research Librarian at the Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Library and has lived in Monroe County for 12 years. She has worked for the Indiana University Archives and Libraries where she became well-versed with the families associated with Indiana University and Bloomington. Megan is also a part of the African American Committee, and works with the county for the Bicentennial, researching the early African American families and their contribution to Monroe County.

Contact information for Megan MacDonald is 922 W. Howe, Bloomington, IN 47403; e-mail

Janice Stucky has lived in Jay county all her life and has been the librarian at the Jay County Historical Society since 2003. She helped to write the textbook that third-graders use to do their history projects. Janice has also compiled two books of materials from information found in the Dunkirk and Pennville libraries. Janice can be contacted through the Jay County Historical Society, 903 E. Main Street, Portland, IN 47371; phone (260) 726-7168 or by e-mail at

About Indiana County Genealogists

Indiana County Genealogists (ICGs) coordinate Indiana Genealogical Society’s genealogical information and activities in their county, working with the local genealogical and historical societies, as well as other genealogical organizations, individuals, and repositories. They serve as the contact person for in- and out-of-state  researcher members as well as non-members, to help them accomplish their research goals in their county.

You can find a list of all Indiana County Genealogists and their contact information on the IGS website.