Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Valparaiso Library To Host Presentation on British Research

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, August 16 at 10 am at the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library (103 Jefferson St., Valparaiso IN). Laurie Kender will give a presentation on researching your English ancestors, beginning with a brief background of English history to give you an understanding of what records are available and why they were created.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS Adds Fountain County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Fountain County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Fountain County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,312 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grant County To Host Cemetery Tour

A cemetery tour of the Historic Estates of Serenity Cemetery in Marion (formerly the I.O.O.F. Cemetery) will be given on Tuesday, August 19 at 6 pm. Karen Niverson, director of the Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with Sue Bratton from the Marion Public Library, will talk about some of the "industrial giants, heroes and rascals" buried there. Participants should meet at the cemetery (1101 S. Lincoln Blvd., Marion IN).

This tour is free and open to the public. It is part of a Cemetery Education & Restoration Series, which was made possible by a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

IGS Adds 2 Porter County School Records Databases To Members-Only Area

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

--Students of Chesterton Junior-Senior High School, Porter County, Indiana (1958)
--Teachers of Chesterton Junior-Senior High School, Porter County, Indiana (1958)

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,311 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kosciusko County Historical Society To Discuss Civil War Research

The Kosciusko County Historical Society's Genealogy Library will host a program about Civil War research on Saturday, August 16 from 1 to 2 pm at the Old Jail Museum (121 N. Indiana, Warsaw IN 46580). Ron Darrah from the Indiana Genealogical Society will discuss Civil War genealogy research and share information about the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana, a lineage society. There will be a question and answer session afterward.

This program is free and open to the public - to reserve your seat, please call (574) 269-1078 or e-mail librarian@kosciuskohistory.com. The KCHS Genealogy Library is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4.

IGS Adds Greene County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Greene County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Greene County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,309 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss Census Records

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, August 7 in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library (180 W. Spring St., New Albany IN). Joe Hardesty, Kentucky history and genealogy librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library, will present a session, "US Federal Census Records: What They Can Tell About Our Nation and Our Ancestors." Mr. Hardesty will trace the development of the census record and explain how its changes reflect the historical, political, economic and social direction of the country. He will also discuss the supplemental schedules for agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, slave, and veterans, which are sometimes overlooked by researchers. Program time is 7 PM - for more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm.