At its February board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society appointed Don Weaver of Greencastle as the Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) for Putnam County. Don completed the Reference course at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at IUPUI and was the head of the Putnam County Public Library's Department of Local History and Genealogy for 7 years, retiring in 2007. He also had a brief stint as Greencastle City Clerk.
His past experience as a computer analyst and data processor has helped him to create and transfer genealogy data to electronic formats, including an index of the 1930 census for Putnam County. Don has worked closely with DePauw University's Archives, including on a project to digitize oral histories of Putnam County residents. He is also actively involved in his wife's family organization.
Indiana County Genealogist is a program of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Its goal is to appoint qualified individuals to represent each of the 92 counties in Indiana. The ICG is a liaison between the Indiana Genealogical Society and local organizations and individuals, acting as a conduit for genealogy-related news. For more details (including an application form), please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/ICG.html