Saturday, September 20, 2014

African American Genealogical Society to Meet in Fort Wayne

The African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne will meet on Thursday, October 9 at 6 pm in Meeting Room B of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. There will be a panel presentation, "Ancestors and Answers," with Judy Harris, Al Brothers, Roberta Ridley and Curt Witcher. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wayne County Genealogical Society To Hold Cemetery Restoration Workshop in Richmond

The Wayne County Genealogical Society will hold a hands-on cemetery restoration workshop on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 at the Hoover Bulla Historic Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. Participants will be trained by professional conservation specialist Jonathan Appell on how to identify different monument types, clean gravestones using appropriate materials, repair damaged monuments, and reset leaning or fallen headstones. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will give classroom instruction on Friday night (exact time and location to be announced), which will allow participants to be certified to probe for grave markers.

There is a cost to attend each day of the workshop, which will help with the costs of the materials. Lunch will be provided. For more information - including how to register - visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cemetery-restoration-workshop-tickets-13121802665?aff=eac2, or contact Dave Sloan - e-mail desloan@aol.com or phone (765) 935-9611.

Query: Agnes Rovenstine, Montgomery/LaPorte Counties

                I am trying to find an obituary and burial information of a Agnes K. Lane Rovenstine.  Her father, Timothy Lane and mother Mary H. O'Herron Lane, are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Crawfordsville.  I have not been successful in finding her burial in that cemetery (perhaps it is not there.) 
                Her mother died in La Porte in 1946, and Agnes continued to live here at least until about 1950. Her birth date was ca 1896. She married Emery Rovenstine in 1917, and they were divorced ca 1935.  Any help in finding information about Agnes would be appreciated. Thank you. 

Fern Eddy Schultz
La Porte County (IN) Historian  
5817 West Johnson Road
La Porte, IN 46350
netster@csinet.net

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Allen County Genealogical Society To Discuss History & Customs of Funerals

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will meet on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 pm in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. David W. McComb will present a program about the history and customs of funerals. The meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS Adds Taylor University Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Taylor University to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Taylor University, Upland (1895-1921)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,358 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS War of 1812 Match Challenge at 35% of Goal

The Indiana Genealogical Society's match challenge for the digitizing of War of 1812 pension files has now reached 35%. Thank you to all who are contributing! This match challenge seeks to raise $1,816 in donations (in honor of 1816, the year of Indiana statehood) - when we reach $1,816, IGS will match that with another $2,016 (in honor of the year of Indiana's bicentennial). Thanks to the participation of other organizations, that $3,832 will end up being $30,656 - enough to digitize some 60,000 pages of documents.

HOW TO DONATE:
Donate online through the IGS website, or mail your check payable to Indiana Genealogical Society (please indicate "War of 1812 donation" in the memo line) to:

Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10507
Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IGS Adds Goshen College Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Goshen College to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Goshen College, Goshen (1904-1917)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,357 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.