At its November board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society appointed Janice Barnes of Madison as the Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) for Jefferson County. Janice has been the genealogist and local historian for the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library for 14 years, and is also the Jefferson County Historian. A charter member of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, she is currently their newsletter editor. She is also a member of the Madison Bicentennial Committee and is working on a book of historical short stories to commemorate the bicentennial.
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/county_genealogists.html