Sunday, October 15, 2017

Query: Veternarians, Dearborn County


            I am doing genealogy research, and going back several generations, we had family in the Dearborn County area - Guilford to be specific. 

            Some information indicates that a great grand uncle was a Veterinary surgeon.  I have not been able to turn up much on him.  Is there a Indiana Veterinary Association with records going back to the early 1900's? Thanks.



Deana Ponso

1008 W. Bellamy Drive

Quincy, FL.  32351

Query: Caroline Ross, Greene County


            I am searching for the parents of my gr-gr grandmother, Caroline Ross, who was born in Jackson, Greene County, IN, on March 3, 1852 (according to her obituary).  I have a lead/theory based on census records but need some type of record to prove it.  I believe her mother was Martha E Ross, daughter of James P Ross and Rebecca (Miller) Ross. 

            I believe Caroline's father was Aquilla Edington (Eddington).  Caroline was born before Martha and Aquilla were married.  I do have a DNA match with an Edington descendant which possibly proves my theory.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your help.



Debbie Vandenbroek

8103 Cardiff Dr 

Dublin CA  94568



Monday, October 9, 2017

Focus On: Jasper County

IGS just delivered Digitization Kit #27 to the Jasper County Historical Society. Be on the lookout for lots more great resources out of that area--and be sure to visit their Museum in Rensselaer.


Does your organization have genealogical materials that need digitizing? IGS would love to help! Apply today for an Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project grant. Your group could receive a new laptop computer, flatbed scanner, and storage device. Details and application are on the IGS website.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ISL Genealogy Fair Returns on October 28

[Visit the IGS table at GenFair and let's chat. Member volunteers are requested to help spread the word. Email rdarrah@att.net to reserve a time. Thanks.]



The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Sacrificing and Shaping the Future,” commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history. 



Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.  Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors.

Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Kathleen Brandt and Katherine R. Willson, will present.



The following fabulous door prizes will be given away:



1 annual World Explorer individual membership to Ancestry

1 annual Fold3.com subscription

1 annual Newspapers.com Basic subscription

1 AncestryDNA kit



Visit the Events page for more information.  http://in.gov/library/events.htm

Friday, September 29, 2017

Query: Jeremiah Horan, White County


            Looking for info on Jeremiah Horan. Died, remarried? Born around 1828 in Ireland; Was in the 1870 census in Monticello, White County, married to Ellen; Not in the 1880 census; she remarried a Michael McDonald. Would your databases have any more info than Ancestry.com ?



Michael G Horan

687 Summer Top Cir.

Fenton, MO 63026