Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Discuss Brick Walls in Genealogy Research

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy seminar on Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. The seminar will focus on how to research brick wall ancestors - those whose paper trail seems non-existent.

This seminar is free but registration is required. Register through the library's calendar of events on their website (www.hepl.lib.in.us) or contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 770-3206.

IGS Adds Allen County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Allen County schools to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of Common Schools in Allen County, Indiana (1917)

NOTE: A common school went up to 8th grade.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,337 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lake County Library To Host Genealogy Networking Session

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, September 20 at 10 am at the Crown Point Public Library (122 N. Main St., Crown Point IN). There will be a "Networking for Researchers" session, where you can bring your brick wall research problems and others can try and solve it.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS Adds 2 Parke County School Records Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 databases about Parke County schools to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of Beech Grove Common School, Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana (1912)
--Graduates of Greene Township Common School, Parke County, Indiana (1919)

NOTE: A common school went up to 8th grade.

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,336 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cemetery Walk Offered in Lake County

The Hobart First United Methodist Church and the Hobart Historical Society in Lake County are sponsoring a cemetery walk of City Cemetery in Hobart on Saturday, September 6 from 6 to 8 pm and Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 4 pm. There will be costumed actors and re-enactments. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple. Participants should meet at the Hobart First United Methodist Church (654 E. 4th St., Hobart IN). For more information, please contact Megan Faulkner - phone (219) 742-1483.

Registration Opens for IGS Conference in Terre Haute featuring The Legal Genealogist

Registration is now open for the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2015 Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute. The featured speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, of The Legal Genealogist.

The local host will be the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society. Sessions will include courthouse research, DNA testing, Civil War pensions, Vigo County history and digital records of the Wabash Valley.

Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount on conference registration.

Indiana librarians: LEU credits have been applied for, and when they are approved, the information on the conference sessions will be updated.

Register online, or download our printable registration form (PDF format).

Query: Jehu Miller, Hamilton/Marion Counties

                I am looking for the death date and location for Jehu A. Miller, born 19 Dec 1839, Blanchester, Ohio. His parents were Abraham and Belinda (Orr) Miller. He married my great-grandmother Ella N. Thomas on 1 Jan 1906 in Hamilton County, Indiana.
                Ella, her daughter Edna, and her son are on the 1910 Marion County census at 1141 W. 31st Street in Indianapolis. Jehu is not with them. Ella moved to Port Angeles, Washington, prior to the 1920 census.
                I could not find Jehu’s death information on Ancestry.com. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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