Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Indiana Librarians Can Earn LEUs at IGS Annual Conference

The Indiana State Library has approved Library Education Units (LEU) and Technology Library Education Units (TLEU) for Indiana library professionals at the Indiana Genealogical Society’s 2018 conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Indiana University Southeast campus in New Albany, Indiana.

The sessions approved for Library Education Units are:
  • The New York Gateway: Immigration, Emigration and Migration, presented by Jane Wilcox (1 LEU)
  • A Tale of Woe: An Eighteenth Century Woman’s Story Using Original and Authored Sources, presented by Jane Wilcox (1 LEU) 
  • The Kentucky Vital Records Law, presented by Joe Hardesty (1 LEU) 
  • New York City and State Government Vital Records and Alternatives, presented by Jane Wilcox (1 LEU) 
  • Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records, presented by Jane Wilcox (1 LEU) 

The sessions approved for Technology Library Education Units are:
  • Researching Your Kentucky Civil War Ancestors, presented by Joe Hardesty (1 TLEU) 
  • The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center: Update on Collections and Access, presented by Curt Witcher (1 TLEU) 
  • Researching in the Sons of the American Revolution Library, presented by Joe Hardesty (1 TLEU) 

Registration for the conference can be made on the Indiana Genealogical Society’s website at indgensoc.org/conference.php.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

New Databases on the IGS Website: 6 Counties and 4 Universities

The number of databases on the Indiana Genealogical Society's website continues to grow — which means more opportunities to find your ancestors! Check out the latest additions.

Note: All of these are members-only databases. If you're not yet an IGS member, join today! You'll get access to more than 2100 databases, plus IGS publications including Indiana Genealogist, and discounts on IGS events including the annual conference.

County Records:

Boone County:
- Township schools graduates (1913)

Elkhart County:
- Elkhart High School students & teachers (1923); alumni (1922)

Fountain County:
- Veedersburg High School students & teachers (1928)

Jefferson County:
- Madison High School students & teachers (1950)

Tipton County:
- Windfall High School students & teachers (1923)

Wayne County:
- Hagerstown High School students & teachers (1944)

College Records:

Franklin College, Franklin
- Students (1943)

Indiana University, Bloomington
- Graduates (1910)

Purdue University, West Lafayette
- Graduates (1912)

Tri-State College, Angola
- Graduates (1917). NOTE: Tri-State College later changed its name to Trine University.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can Your Society Use A Free Mobile Scanning Kit?

Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project

       The Indiana Genealogical Society announces the continuation of the Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project, which consists of the following--

                Part One: IGS will present to Indiana non-profit organizations desiring to  engage in the digitization of local records, a portable scanning kit, consisting of a PC laptop computer, a flatbed scanner, a suitable carrying case, and necessary cables, software, and digital storage devices.

                Part Two: IGS will present, at the option of the receiving group, a workshop in the use of and the procedures for the project.

                Part Three: The local non-profit group selected for the Project will, within six months of receiving the scanning kit, deliver to IGS five digital databases for IGS to install in the free area of the IGS website. These databases shall meet the following specifications—

                a. Submitted databases shall be in TIF/PDF files of a minimum 300 dpi. Alternate formats shall be arranged before submission to IGS.

                b. Submitted databases shall be records that are in the public domain, or that shall have the copy holder’s signed permission for IGS to post online. Preferred submissions shall be records from 1945 and older and preferably records that have not been previously digitized. The local non-profit group shall assume responsibility for meeting this stipulation.

                c. The local non-profit group shall agree that IGS can post the databases in the FREE area of the IGS website. The local groups can use the same databases at their option. All submitted databases shall include a brief introductory section explaining the origin/source of the information.

                d. Databases shall be submitted to IGS via email attachments (if size permits), mailed CD or flash drives. These last will be returned, if desired.

                Part Four: After the local non-profit group furnishes IGS with the five required databases, the scanning kit becomes the property of the local nonprofit group. IGS hopes that the local groups will continue to digitize additional local genealogy records, but this is not a formal condition of award.

Go to the IGS website at www.indgensoc.org,

select the Projects tab and then Digitizations.

Apply now! You'll be glad you did!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Query: Stefan Arch, Austria & Indiana

            My great grant uncle Stefan Arch was born 9 June 1881 in Ploesch, Gottschee, Austria.

He was naturalized on 9 May 1916, in Indiana, USA.

            I would like to find out more about him and his descendants. Could you help me please. Thank you. Kind regards

Mrs. Brunhilde Dorbecker (nee Arch)

803 Summervilles Rd

Thora via Bellingen, 2454 NSW, Australia