Thursday, October 30, 2014

Allen County Genealogical Society Donates $1,816 to IGS War of 1812 Match Challenge

Indiana Genealogical Society President Michael Maben accepts a check from Marge Graham of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
(photo courtesy Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana)
Thank you to the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana in Fort Wayne - the Indiana Genealogical Society's first chapter, they donated $1,816 to our War of 1812 Match Challenge, in which we donated $2,016 to the effort to digitize the War of 1812 pension files. But in recognition of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana's incredible generosity, the Indiana Genealogical Society decided to donate an ADDITIONAL $2,016 to the digitizing effort!

Elkhart County Genealogical Society To Demonstrate Website

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church un Elkhart (200 E. Beardsley, Elkhart, IN). Carlene Willings will demonstrate how to use the Elkhart County Genealogical Society website and what it has to offer. She will also talk about plans for the site and how everyone can help. The meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS Adds 3 Wabash County School Records Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 3 databases about a Wabash County school to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Wabash High School, Wabash County, Indiana (1933)
--Students of Wabash High School, Wabash County, Indiana (1934)
--Teachers of Wabash High School, Wabash County, Indiana (1933)

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,395 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Fold3 and American Ancestors Databases

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a computer workshop on how to use Fold3 (military records) and AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society) on Wednesday, November 19 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. In this "hands-on" workshop, you will learn how to effectively search the databases in Fold3 and AmericanAncestors.org. Bring information on your ancestors - you will have time to do your own research. LEU credits are available for Indiana librarians.

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

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

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

--Students of Winamac High School, Pulaski County, Indiana (1914)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,392 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Genealogy Special Interest Group To Meet At Elkhart County Library

The Genealogy Special Interest Group (GENSIG) will meet on Saturday, November 8 at 10 am at the Goshen Public Library (601 S. 5th St., Goshen IN 46526) in Elkhart County. For more information, please contact Young Snodgrass (young.snodgrass@frontier.com).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

IGS Adds Notre Dame Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about the University of Notre Dame to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame (1883)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,391 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.