Sunday, October 21, 2018

Query: John A. Smith & Lydia F. Beck, Scott County

            John A. Smith & Lydia "Liddia” F. Beck (b. 1837 Davie Co NC) were married 15 Feb 1855 in Scott Co. IN. I’ve not been successful in finding John and Lydia Beck Smith on the census, their residence nor death dates.

            The information below was gleaned from their marriage record:

Daughter Minnie Smith m. Henry McMurry 10 Jan 1902, Jasper, Dubois Co IN, parents John Smith and Mary Beck. (nickname?)

Son John W. Smith (b. 1858) m. Eliza Wilber 8 Sep 1898,  Bartholomew Co IN, only father John A. Smith was named.

Son Charles O. Smith( b. 1860) m. Mary B. Burns 12 Jun 1891, Jennings Co IN, father John A Smith named.

Son Daniel Smith (b.1862 Scott Co) m. (? Female on license) 25 Dec 1900, Jackson Co IN; Residence: New Albany IN; father John A Smith named.

Bonnie Grimmius

408 Park St

Marshalltown IA 50158

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Next IGS Probate Scanning Tuesday, Oct. 23

Our first scanning session was productive, and the second session is on Tuesday morning, October 23, from 9:00 to 12:00. If you can make this window, contact Ron Darrah at See you there. [9370 E. Washington St., Indianapolis...Coffee and donuts on us!]

Thursday, October 11, 2018

IGS Scanners Needed--Indianapolis Area, Oct. 18

IGS Scanning Volunteers Needed

For Hendricks County Probate Project

Thursday, October 18, 2018  10am to 4pm

GSMC Library, 9370 E. Washington St, Indianapolis
Some PC experience required; we will teach probate scanning details. Two to four-hour shifts.

Contact Project Co-Chair Ron Darrah;, 317-594-9786

Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Resource For Northern Indiana

 [The following news item came through the Society of Indiana Archivists Listserv.]

Colleagues: A great new resource available!

 George M. Pullman’s contribution to the annals of transportation in the United States is great. According to the Michigan City Indiana Public Library, Michigan City’s beginnings trace to Pullman-Standard, originally the Haskell & Barker Car Company founded in 1852.

 The Indiana University Northwest Calumet Regional Archives in Gary, IN holds a portion of Pullman-Standard records where volunteers have transcribed content from thousands of personnel records into spreadsheets

 Now, a project to digitize a portion of the Pullman-Standard Railroad Car Manufacturing Company Employee Personnel Records, Michigan City, IN Plant is underway. Although the records are not complete for the period 1912 - 1970, those digitized will benefit genealogists, historians, and scholars.

 This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The project also acknowledges the support of Indiana Memory where the digitized images will be available.



Alison Stankrauff

University Archivist

Wayne State University

Walter Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48202