Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Elkhart County Library To Hold Genealogy Special Interest Group Meeting

The Genealogy Special Interest Group (GENSIG) will meet on Saturday, October 11 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 (

September 2014 Indiana Genealogist Added to IGS Members-Only Area

Articles on the pre-War of 1812 records of the Indiana militia, Indiana marriage laws & resources, a scandal involving a Monroe County school principal in 1925, and the first female Methodist minister are included in the September 2014 issue of Indiana Genealogist, the quarterly publication for members of the Indiana Genealogical Society. The issue can be downloaded by logging into the IGS Records section of the Members Only area. The issue also contains brief records from Adams, Dearborn, Elkhart, Jay, Marion, Posey, Vigo and Wayne counties.

NOTE: The issue is available for download in its regular size, as well as in a compressed version for slower Internet connections.

The quarterly is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. Members have access to issues going back to 2010.

IGS Adds Fulton County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Fulton County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Fulton County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,359 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LaPorte County Genealogical Society To Discuss Courthouse Records

The LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 pm at the LaPorte Parks Department Headquarters (250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte IN). County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz will present a program about the types of records held in the LaPorte County courthouses. The meeting is free and open to the public.

South Bend Library To Hold Genealogy Roundtable

The Local & Family History Center of the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend (304 S. Main St., South Bend IN 46601) will hold a genealogy roundtable on Thursday, October 2 at noon. Bring your lunch and share your successes and questions about family history research. For more information, phone (574) 282-4621.

Monday, September 29, 2014

October 2014 Issue of IGS Newsletter Added To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added the October 2014 issue of IGS Newsletter, the society's bi-monthly newsletter for IGS members, to the Members Only area. IGS members must login to the IGS Records section to get their copy.

This issue has the details of our 2015 conference in Terre Haute featuring The Legal Genealogist, and an update about the progress of our match challenge to digitize War of 1812 pensions. There are also genealogy news items from around the state, including the discovery of a water leak in the Owen County Archives.

The newsletter is available for download in its regular size, as well as in a compressed version which downloads faster on slower Internet connections.

The newsletter is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

Dubois County Library To Hold Genealogy Class

The Jasper Public Library in Dubois County will hold a free genealogy class, "Genealogy Is Not Just A List of Dead People," on Thursday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30 pm in the library's genealogy room. Genealogist Kathy Mott will discuss how to go beyond just identifying our ancestors to learning about the details of their lives.

The class is free and open to all skill levels, but beginners are especially encouraged, as there will be time available after the class to get assistance with individual research. Registration is required. Register through the library's calendar of events on their website ( or by calling (812) 482-2712.