Friday, April 18, 2014

Dearborn County Library To Hold Genealogy Club Meeting

The Lawrenceburg Public Library in Dearborn County will hold a meeting of their Genealogy Club on Saturday, May 3 at 2 pm in the library's Genealogy/Local History Room. Secrets of the census will be discussed, as well as successful research techniques and helpful genealogy websites. The meeting is free and open to the public - no registration is necessary.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

IGS Adds Database of Butler University Students in 1938 to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database of students of Butler University in 1938 to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Butler University, Indianapolis (1938)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,265 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss Clark, Floyd & Harrison County Settlers

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, May 1 at 7 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library (180 W. Spring St., New Albany IN). Guest speakers Melissa Wiseheart, Allison Fredrickson, and Kathy Fisher of the New Albany-Floyd County, Jeffersonville Township (Clark County), and Harrison County public libraries will discuss strategies for researching original settlers in Clark County, Floyd County and Harrison County by using a variety of resources. The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will also be celebrating its 35th anniversary, and refreshments will be served. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm.

NOTE: This program is part of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society's First Families of Floyd, Clark and Harrison Counties Project, which is dedicated to discovering, honoring, and preserving the memory of pioneers in the tri-county area. Membership in SIGS' First Families is open to anyone proving direct descent from a settler living in the tri-county area prior to December 31, 1840.

IGS Adds Database of Butler University Graduates in 1883 to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database of graduates of Butler University in 1883 to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of Butler University, Indianapolis (1883)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,264 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Query: Walter Ernest Davis/Pillman, LaPorte County

                I am writing in hope of finding some additional paperwork involved in my dad's adoption.  His mother, Ada "Addie" Rumbaugh, died two weeks after his birth. He was adopted by her sister, Grace, and husband Glenn Pillman on March 28th, 1918.
                I have a copy of a legal document from the LaPorte Superior Court:  "In the Matter of the adoption of Walter Ernest Davis, a minor..No.3296"  It goes on to say "the mother of said child is dead, said father's consent is in these words, to-wit  (INSERT), and now the matter..........
                Additionally, "adjudged and decreed by the court that said Walter Ernest Davis be and he is hereby adopted by said petitioners, Glenn and Grace Pillman ....and his name changed to Walter Ernest Pillman.
                "Cause No. 3296 Re: Adoption of Walter Ernest Davis appears upon the records on file in my office in Civil Order Book 12, page 525."  Clerk LaPorte Superior Court, Chris J. Bielefeldt.
                What I hope to find is the  consent document signed by the father and referenced as "INSERT" above.  If there is any other paperwork involved, I am requesting that, as well.


Veronica Gutierrez
Washington State

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

IGS Adds Hendricks County 1850 Mortality Schedule Index To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1850 Hendricks County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Hendricks County, Indiana (1850)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1850 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1849 and 31 May 1850.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,263 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, April 14, 2014

IGS Adds Database of Indiana Doctors in 1861 To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Indiana doctors in 1861 to the Statewide Records section of our Members Only area:

--Doctors in Indiana State Medical Society (1861)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,262 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.