Saturday, August 12, 2017

Focus On: Owen County

If you are in the Owen County area this month, this looks like an interesting session.
[Thanks to Randi Richardson for this item.]

Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Databases: 11 Counties, Indiana University, Revolutionary War Vets and More

The latest set of databases on the IGS website includes materials for 11 counties across the states, four colleges, Revolutionary War veterans, and the Rebekah Assembly. Let's take a look:

Free Databases

Union County
- Students of Short High School, Liberty, Union County, Indiana (1938)
- Teachers of Short High School, Liberty, Union County, Indiana (1938)

Members-Only Databases

(IGS members can use these databases after they log in. If you're not a member yet, join today and have access to these and more than 2,000 other databases!)

College Records
- Evansville College, Evansville - Graduates (1939)
- Indiana University, Bloomington - Graduates (1881-1884)
- Valparaiso University, Valparaiso - Graduates (1953)
- Wabash College, Crawfordsville - Directories of Students and Faculty (1948)

County Records
- Allen County - Huntertown High School Teachers (1941)
- Benton County - Marriage Book Index (1841-1858)
- Clinton County - Kirklin Schools Students (1928) and Teachers (1928)
- Decatur County - Phone Directories for Clarksburg and New Point (1945)
- Johnson County - Union township High School Graduates (1888-1940)
- Marshall County - Liggett School Students (1904) (Note: this was in Center Township)
- Montgomery County - Crawfordsville High School Students (1943)
- Porter County - Valparaiso High School Students (1907)
- Switzerland County - Phone Directories for Vevay and Patriot (1955)
- Washington County - Salem High School Students and Teachers  (1932)

Military Records
- Revolutionary War - Indiana Veterans Denied Pensions (1840)

Statewide Records
- Fraternal Organizations - Rebekah Assembly Members in Indiana (1945)


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Free Databases: Jasper, Lawrence, Morgan, and Washington Counties

Thanks to the partners in the Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project, there are six new free databases on the Indiana Genealogical Society website. Here they are:

Jasper County

The following were contributed by the General Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution:

Lawrence County

The following was contributed by the Genealogical Society of Marion County:

Morgan County

The following were contributed by the Ten O'Clock Line Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution:

Washington County

The following was contributed by the Genealogical Society of Marion County:
The Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project is sponsored by IGS and awards a digitization kit for $500 to qualified Indiana non-profit groups. If your organization has genealogical materials that need to be digitized, please visit the IGS website for more details.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Query: Benjamin Franklin Timmons, Clinton County


            Hi, I am trying to track down a reference on FindAGrave to "Brinkhoff Funeral Home records". I'm helping a DAR applicant find the records to verify her information.

            Specially looking for Benjamin Franklin Timmons 1817-1895 and his wife Sarah. Findagrave has them buried at the Manson Cemetery in Clinton County but no gravestone picture. I assume the stones have been lost to time but somehow these records exist somewhere.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Mary Pat Berry

PO Box 227

Port Tobacco, MD 20677



Query: William Linden Wilson, Howard County


             Can you find any record of Dr. William Linden Wilson (1860-1945) ever having lived in Kokomo or Howard County?  He and his entire family were born and raised and some died and were buried in Hamilton County.  However, my grandmother, Louva Otilla Wilson Baker (1888-1976), clearly remembered watching Elwood Haynes driving his 'horseless carriage' around Kokomo and how her teacher would let them go to the classroom window and watch.

            I only know that he went from Bakers Corner to Clarksville (Hamilton Co.) to Adams (Decatur Co.) and on to Scipio (Jennings Co.).  Nothing to substantiate if and when they lived in Kokomo.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.



Max Benson

603 Arbor Trail

Euless, TX 76039