Friday, July 31, 2009

IGS Adds August Newsletter To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has now added the August 2009 issue of the IGS Newsletter to the IGS Records section of Members Only.

The newsletter is a premium database and is accessible only to IGS members.

Intermediate Genealogy Classes Offered At Kokomo Library

The Genealogy & Local History Department of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (220 N. Union St., Kokomo IN 46901-4614) will sponsor "Scaling Your Brick Walls," an intermediate genealogy class, on Wednesday, September 9 from 6 to 9 pm in the Community Room. The 6-week class will meet on Wednesday nights through October 14. Registration opens on August 9. For information on fees, and to register, please contact Marcia Ford--e-mail mford@khcpl.org; phone (765) 457-3242.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

State Library To Discuss L.S. Ayres

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "L.S. Ayres & Co.," on Friday, August 28 from noon to 1 pm in their History Reference Room. Rachael Heger, Indiana Collection Area Supervisor, will give a lunchtime presentation on the history of L.S. Ayres and its famous tea room, as well as its competitors and its impact on Indianapolis shopping. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

West Lafayette To Host Workshop

The Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society will hold a workshop on Saturday, August 22 from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Family History Center in West Lafayette (3224 Jasper St., West Lafayette IN). Jeffrey Bockman will be the featured speaker, with sessions "Living With Brick Walls," No Birth Certificate? No Problem" and "A Gift Money Can't Buy: Recording and Preserving Your Family History." Registration is $25, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is recommended, due to limited seating--pre-registrations must be received by August 13. Registration forms are available on the society's website.

IGS Adds Cemetery Databases To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added more cemetery databases to the County Records section of its Members Only:

Allen County
--Index of Poe Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana

Whitley County
--Index of Oakgrove Methodist Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Richland Center Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Troy Presbyterian Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana

These are free databases and were donated by Jim Cox and Penny L. North. More cemetery databases will be added to the website as time permits.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Query: Restoring Documents

Query: I have an ornate wedding certificate from my parents' marrige in 1929. The document is yellowing, cracking and brittle. My mother taped many of the tears with scotch tape many years ago. I would like to find someone to restore and preserve this document. Can anyone refer me to someone who does this?

Submitted by:
Av Herman
3531 Inverness Blvd.
Carmel, IN 46032
avherman@sbcglobal.net

QUERY: RISTER/RIESTER/DODGE/GROSS of Posey County

Query: Nancy Rister (or Riester) was the daughter of Christopher Rister and Margaret Dodge, who were married 19 November 1831 in Posey County, Indiana. I would like to find out more about this family and a possible connection to Indians (and if so, which tribe). I would also like to find out about Janie Florence "Dodge" Gross.

Submitted by:
April Brumley
124 West Date
Hartford, IL 62048
aprilmayjune9@hotmail.com

Query: DARROUGH of Montgomery County

Query: I have discovered some exciting reading material--the personal diaries of my great-grandfather, John Thomas Darrough, of Shannondale, Montgomery County, Indiana. There are 48 diaries total, spanning from 1867 (when he was 22) to 1921 or so.I am having so much fun reading his daily farming life story--it's really detailed. He mentions LOTS of local people and events. I am interested in finding out anything about my great-grandfather, and would appreciate somebody pointing me in the right direction. I'd like to find his birth record, but I don't know where he was born. I also know he was a Ruling Elder at Bethel Presbyterian Church near Shannondale.

Thanks so much!

Submitted by:
Diane Yi
9863 SW 223 St.
Trimble, MO 64492
dianeyi7@hotmail.com

Sunday, July 26, 2009

INSSAR Seeks Revolutionary War Burial Information

The Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution is seeking the assistance of Indiana genealogists in locating the burials of any Revolutionary War soldiers in the following Indiana counties: Benton County, DeKalb County, Jasper County, Marshall County, Newton County, Porter County, Pulaski County, Starke County, Wells County, White County, and Whitley County. If you know of a Patriot soldier that is buried in one of these counties, please contact Ron Darrah, INSSAR--darrah@comcast.net.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

IGS Adds African-American Databases To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added databases to the African-American Records section of its Members Only area:

--African-American Veterans in Carroll County, Indiana (1890)
--African-American Veterans in Jefferson County, Indiana (1890)
--African-American Veterans in Montgomery County, Indiana (1890)
--African-American Veterans in Wayne County, Indiana (1890)

These databases were compiled from the 1890 soldiers enrollment lists for the respective counties. They are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Illinois Society To Hold Fall Conference

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will hold their Annual Fall Conference on Saturday, October 24 from 8:45 am to 4 pm at the Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. The theme of the conference is "Piecing Together The Puzzle of Our Past," and Michael John Neill will be the featured speaker. Registration is $35 for ISGS members, $45 for non-members (registration will be $50 at the door).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

IGS To Hold Board Meeting

The Indiana Genealogical Society's board will hold their quarterly meeting on Saturday, August 1 at 10 am at the Plainfield library in central Indiana. Anyone interested in Indiana genealogy is welcome to attend.

Clinton County Society To Discuss Civil War

The Clinton County Genealogical Society will meet on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm in the Ivy Tech Room of the Frankfort Community Public Library. At 7 pm, Brian Heimbach will present a program, "Indiana and the Civil War." The public is invited to attend and encouraged to visit the Frankfort Community Public Library during the month of August to view and participate in activities planned during the Lincoln Exhibit. More additional information regarding the Lincoln Exhibit, please visit http://fcpl.accs.net/lincoln.htm. For additional information, please contact Tami K. Pelling--genealogy_123@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marriage Indexing: Progress Report

The latest progress report for the Indiana Marriage Indexing Project shows that volunteers have almost finished the batches available for Adams County and Blackford County, and have also started working on the batches available for Carroll County:

Adams County (1811-1959)--87.20% complete
Allen County (1811-1959)--21.88% complete
Blackford County (1811-1959)--99.33% complete
Carroll County (1811-1959)--4.19% complete
Indiana marriage records (1882-April 1905)--96.32% complete

More volunteers are always welcome!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jewish Cemeteries in Indianapolis Now Online

The Indianapolis Star has a lengthy article about a recently completed project to create databases of the burials at the 11 Jewish cemeteries in Indianapolis. The cemeteries are along Kelly Street on the city's south side and include the cemetery for Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, which was the city's first synagogue. There are some 5,600 burials listed in the databases. Gloria Green and volunteers from Congregation Beth-El Zedeck spent 3 years on the project. The cemetery databases are online as part of JewishGen.

IGS Adds Cemetery Databases To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added more cemetery databases to the County Records section of its Members Only:

Noble County
--Index of Rose Hill Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana

Whitley County
--Index of Round Lake Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of South Park Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana

These are free databases and were donated by Jim Cox and Penny L. North. More cemetery databases will be added to the website as time permits.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Franklin County Census Glitch On Ancestry.com

Users who access the 1840 census for Franklin County, Indiana on Ancestry.com should be aware that not all of the census is where it should be. Alert user Jim Parvis has noticed that about 75% of the pages from the 1840 Franklin County census have been mistakenly included in Ancestry's images of the 1840 census for Fountain County, Indiana. In non-Ancestry versions, the Franklin County census runs from page 254 through page 319. Yet on Ancestry, it only shows pages 254 through 274 for Franklin County--beginning with page 275, the pages are attributed to Fountain County.

Users can reach these incorrectly assigned pages by going to 1840 Fountain County and then asking it to display those pages where the township is "not stated."

State Library To Discuss Battlefield Sites

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "Indiana Battle Sites," on Tuesday, August 18 from 11 am to noon in their Indiana Authors Room. Brent Abercrombie, Manuscripts & Rare Books Collection Librarian, will discuss several battlefield sites around the state--including the Battle of Tippecanoe, Battle of Corydon/Morgans Raid, and the Battle of Mississinewa--and how those sites were interpreted. This program is free and open to the public.

Noblesville Library To Discuss Family Reunions

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy roundtable on Tuesday, August 11 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in their genealogy classroom. The roundtable's focus this month is on family reunions. Come share your experiences from attending and planning family reunions. For more information, please contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 770-3206.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Clinton County To Hold Family History Seminar

The Clinton County Genealogical Society will hold their Annual Family History Seminar on Saturday, September 19 from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm in Room 219 of the Frankfort Community Public Library. Ron Darrah and Lloyd Hosman will be the featured speakers, with sessions on Revolutionary War records, Ulster Scots, Ohio research and writing your family history. There will also be genealogy exhibitors on site. For more information, please contact Tami Pelling--e-mail genealogy_123@yahoo.com; phone (765) 652-2766.

Evansville To Host Free Genealogy Workshop

The Willard Library in Evansville will host a workshop, "Tree Roots: Using Obscure Genealogical Sources," on Saturday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm. Ronald L. Darrah will be the featured speaker and will present sessions on probate records, school records, special census schedules and employment records. There will also be genealogy vendors on site.

The workshop is free but reservations are necessary due to limited seating. A box lunch will be available for $6.50. To reserve your seat, or for more information, please e-mail lmartin@willard.lib.in.us or visit Willard Library's website.

IGS Adds Hendricks County Databases to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added databases for Hendricks County to the County Records section of its Members Only area:

--Residents of Hendricks County, Indiana (1904)--a partial listing of the county's residents, as listed in a directory of patrons from a 1904 county atlas.

--Veterans in Hendricks County, Indiana (1886)--a detailed listing of the military service of veterans from an 1886 enrollment list for the county. If the veteran was deceased, information was provided on the veteran by their widow or orphans.

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members. They are part of the 2 for 92 Project, where IGS will develop a minimum of two genealogical databases for each of the 92 counties in Indiana and post them to the Members Only area.

Madison County Group To Meet in Elwood

The Elwood Pipecreek Genealogy Society of Elwood, Madison County, Indiana will meet on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm in the Elwood Public Library. The public is welcome to attend.

Parke County To Host Civil War Program

The Rockville Public Library (106 N. Market St., Rockville IN 47872) in Parke County will host a program on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 pm by Ronald L. Darrah, chair of the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana. Darrah will talk about where to find Civil War records and how to access and order them. There is no charge to attend the program. For more information, please contact Senior Education Ministries--e-mail aplin@verizon.net; phone (812) 917-4970.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

State Library To Discuss FamilySearch.org

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "FamilySearch.org: Beyond The Databases," on Thursday, August 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in their History Reference Room. Diane Sharp, Genealogy Colection Supervisor, will discuss some of the additional information that can be found on FamilySearch.org that will help in your family history research. This program is free and open to the public.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Indiana Librarians Eligible For LEUs At IGS Seminar

Indiana librarians who attend the Indiana Genealogical Society's Society Management Seminar on Friday, September 25 at the Plainfield Public Library will be eligible to receive LEUs for their continuing education requirement. The seminar will focus on records access, and a total of 3 LEUs will be available for attending all the sessions.

Pre-registration is encouraged, as seating is limited. Registration is free for all those who are members of an IGS chapter or an appointed Indiana County Genealogist; otherwise, registration is $5 ($7 at the door). Visit http://www.indgensoc.org/seminar.php to register online, or to print out a registration form.

Fort Wayne To Hold Genealogy Mini-Course

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will offer a 2-day mini-course, "Family History: Beyond The Basics," on September 18-19. Instructors Margery Graham, CG and Steve Myers, MLS will lead classes covering problem solving, probate and land records, tax lists, military and church records, and naturalization records, immigration records, and passenger lists. Assisted research and individual consultations will also be available. Registration is $50.

For more information--including a registration form--visit http://www.acpl.info/genealogy/BeyondBasics2009.pdf. To register, e-mail genealogy@acpl.info or phone (260) 421-1225.

Fort Wayne To Hold Preservation Class

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a free class, "Preserving Family History: Basics of Care & Storage," on Saturday, August 22 from 10 to 11 am in Meeting Room A of the library. Becky Schipper will discuss the correct storage and care of textiles, books, documents, and photos. To register, e-mail genealogy@acpl.info or phone (260) 421-1225. This program is part of the library's Tree Talk series.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ohio Society To Hold Conference In Toledo

The Ohio Genealogical Society will hold their Annual Conference on April 22-24, 2010 at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. The theme of the conference will be "Guiding Your Way Through the Past." For more information, visit their website www.ogs.org or e-mail conference2010@ogs.org.

IGS Adds Cemetery Databases To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added more cemetery databases to the County Records section of its Members Only:

Noble County
--Index of County Farm Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana

Whitley County
--Index of Eberhard Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Egolf Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Hively-St. Matthews Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of St. Catherine's Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Tunker Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Washington Township Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana

These are free databases and were donated by Jim Cox and Penny L. North. More cemetery databases will be added to the website as time permits.

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Genealogy Databases

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop on Wednesday, August 26 from 9:30 am to noon in their computer training room demonstrating how to use 3 of the major genealogy databases--Heritage Quest Online, New England Ancestors and Footnote.com. Participants should bring information about their ancestors, as there will be time at the end of the workshop to start their own research. Registration is required--to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department--phone (317) 776-6939.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IGS To Preserve Records in Hendricks County

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently began a Records Preservation Project in Hendricks County, Indiana. The Jefferson County courthouse fire in May underscored the dangers that records in ALL Indiana counties face, from the rigors of time as well as from natural disasters.

Unfortunately, not all communities are fortunate enough to have organized genealogy groups that can lead the effort to preserve their local records. IGS is coordinating volunteers as well as funds to preserve and digitize 25 boxes of probate records that are in the basement of the Hendricks County courthouse in Danville. These records date from the county's founding in 1824 up to 1899 and have never been microfilmed, indexed or otherwise been accessible to the public. They contain valuable information about some of the county's earliest settlers.

When this project is completed, copies of the digitized files will be given to the Hendricks County courthouse and Hendricks County libraries, and they will also be available for searching as a free database on the IGS website. The original records will be permanently stored in the Archives of the Plainfield Public Library.

IGS is looking for more volunteers, as well as monetary donations to help purchase the archival storage supplies and digital camera. For more information--including a sample file you can view--please visit the Projects section of the IGS website.

South Bend To Host Cemetery Landscape Seminar

The Chicora Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County, Indiana will hold a seminar on Wednesday, September 17 from 9 am to 5 pm about how to take care of landscaping in cemeteries such as trees, as well as roads and paths. The seminar will be led by instructor Debi Hacker. For more information, visit http://www.npi.org/sem-cemLS.html

Kokomo Library To Host Internet Genealogy Workshop

The Genealogy & Local History Department of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (220 N. Union St., Kokomo IN 46901-4614) will hold a genealogy workshop on Thursday, August 20 from 7 to 9 pm in their computer lab. To register for the workshop, contact the Computer Lab--phone (765) 457-3242.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

South Bend To Host Cemetery Preservation Workshop

The Chicora Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County, Indiana will hold a cemetery preservation workshop September 15-16 in South Bend. The workshop will be taught by conservators Debi Hacker and Michael Trinkley, through the National Preservation Institute. Participants will learn how to implement a preservation program themselves, as well as the issues involved in hiring someone else to do the preservation work. For more information, visit http://www.npi.org/sem-cemet.html

State Library To Discuss Its Web Catalog

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "Le Bistro and Les Crepes: Using The Indiana State Library's Web Catalog," on Wednesday, August 19 from 10 to 11 am in Room 428 of the library. Ron Sharp, Reference & Government Services Supervisor, will show you how to do both simple and comples searches of the library's web catalog, and demonstrate techniques to find what you want. This program is free and open to the public.

Hamilton County Library To Hold Beginning Genealogy Workshop

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop on Saturday, August 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in their North Meeting Room on beginning genealogy. This workshop is ideal for those just getting started, or for the more experienced researcher wanting a refresher course. Topis to be covered include: how to find records, deciphering information found on records, online research, organizing research, and sharing research results with family members. Registration is required--to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department--phone (317) 776-6939.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Genealogy Group To Meet in Hendricks County

The Genealogy Nuts Group will meet on Monday, August 10 at 1:30 pm in the program room of the Danville Public Library in Hendricks County. The Genealogy Nuts meet each month to discuss genealogy news and research techniques. This month's meeting will include a discussion of their recent research trip to Fort Wayne. Guests and new members are welcome--for more information, please contact the library's Indiana Room, phone (317) 745-2604.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hendricks County To Host Genealogy Workshop

The Danville Public Library will present the second in a 2-part beginning genealogy workshop on Saturday, August 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 am in their program room. Indiana Room manager Cindy Rutledge will cover where to find information and the different kinds of records. Class size is limited and registration is required--register online or phone (317) 745-2604.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

IGS Adds Gibson County Database To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a cemetery database for Gibson County to the County Records section of its Members Only:

--Index of Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Indiana--the information in this database was compiled using photographs of the tombstones taken in June 2009, federal census records, Indiana marriage records, personal genealogy research and an old typescript listing of the cemetery credited to Anna Huddleson by the Gibson County Historical Society.

This is a free database--no membership is required to search it. It was donated by Dan Elliott. More cemetery databases will be added to the website as time permits.

IGS Adds Montgomery County Database To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database for Montgomery County to the County Records section of its Members Only area:

-- Graduates of New Market High School, Montgomery County, Indiana (1901-1930)--New Market is a town in Montgomery County, south of Crawfordsville. The high school operated from 1901 until the consolidation in 1971. The New Market schools became part of the South Montgomery School District. This is a listing of the graduates from the high school's first 30 years, as extracted from a centennial booklet of the town.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. It is part of the 2 for 92 Project, where IGS will develop a minimum of two genealogical databases for each of the 92 counties in Indiana and post them to the Members Only area.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Noblesville Library To Discuss Lineage Societies

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy roundtable on Tuesday, July 14 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in their genealogy classroom. The roundtable's focus this month is on lineage societies. Come share your experiences on applying to lineage societies such as the DAR and the SAR. For more information, please contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 770-3206.

State Library To Discuss Court Records

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "Hear Ye! Hear Ye!," on Wednesday, August 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in their History Reference Room. Daina Bohr, Genealogy Collection Librarian, will give an overview of the types of genealogy information that can be found in the Indiana county court records held at the State Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Query: Families in Tipton County

Query: I'm looking for information about families in the Tipton area of Tipton County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Beverly Mitchell
12200 Sagamore Woods Dr.
Fishers, IN 46037
BobBevMitchell@att.net

Query: RANDALL of Cass County

Query: My grandmother, Susan Augusta Randall, was born 5 November 1880 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. I am interested in a Randall family in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Logansport, Cass County:

Charles H. Randall (born about 1830 in New Hampshire) married Augusta or Augustus (born about 1841 in Massachusetts) and had children:

--Mary J. (born about 1860 in Massachusetts; died after 1870)
--Charles A. (born about 1873 in Indiana; died after 1880)
--Hattie J. (born about 1875 in Indiana)

According to the death index for Cass County, Charles H. Randall died 4 December 1881 in Logansport, age 52.

I am looking for any information on the maiden name of Augusta/Augustus who married Charles H. Randall. I'm also interested in finding out what happened to his daughter Mary J. Randall--did she die or marry? Perhaps she was born in Indiana and not Massachusetts. I'd also like to find out who are the parents of Charles H. Randall and find any property deeds.

Submitted by:
Janis Samuel
1550 Quincy Ct.
Great Falls, MT 59404
janskips@msn.com

Query: REED/PAUL/TERHUNE of Miami County

Query: I searching for any information on Joseph H. Reed (born about 1819 in Ohio). He was a carpenter and married Frances E. Paul (born about 1830 in Ohio) on 27 August 1846 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana. They are in the 1850 census in Peru, Miami County, with a daughter Cynthia A. (born about 1847 in Indiana). Also in the household are Frances' sister Barbara (Paul) Terhune (born about 1824 in Virginia) with her children Sarah (born about 1846 in Indiana), Stephen (born about 1848 in Indiana), and Francis E. Terhune (born 1850 in Indiana). I cannot find Joseph H. Reed in any census after 1850. I would appreciate any and all information, as I am unable to trace him or his parents.

Submitted by:
Janis Samuels
1550 Quincy Ct.
Great Falls, MT 59404
janskips@msn.com

Query: STEHMAN/TODD/BEAVER of Hamilton County

Query: My husband, Jerry Stehman, was born July 26, 1942 to Donald Stehman and Rosetta (Todd) Stehman, who lived at 1463 Wayne St. in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana. Donald Stehman was killed in World War II on February 14, 1944. We believe his widow Rosetta T. Stehman then married a man with the surname of Beaver. We also believe Rosetta and her husband had a daughter between 1945 and 1947. Rosetta died in 1946 or 1947 and is buried in the Cicero cemetery under the name Rosetta Beaver. Jerry's twin brother, Donald, is buried next to her. Rosetta's parents (surname Todd) then raised Jerry, but the daughter was raised by the Beaver family. I have been looking for leads regarding the daughter, who would be my husband's half-sister. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Stehman
4556 N. Quail Lake Dr.
Clovis, CA 93619
stehman2k@yahoo.com

Query: BURT/GREEN

Query: I am looking for information on a William Burt, born in Kentucky to Moses Burt and Hannah Green. He came to Indiana probably in the 1830's or 1840's, but I'm not sure. This is all I have right now.

Submitted by:
Frances Long
4013 Overdowns
Plano, TX 75023
efrances3@verizon.net

Query: BENNETT/SNYDER of Ripley County

Query: I'm looking for naturalization records for Fidelc or Bernard BENNETT (born about April 24, 1804 in Baden; died November 29, 1883 in Sunman, Ripley County, Indiana) and his wife Juli Ann SNYDER (born about 1810 in Baden; died December 14, 1878 in Ripley County, Indiana). I know they were married July 16, 1832 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Any help would be appeciated.

Submitted by:
Fredric Bennett
17 N. Belmont Ave.
Springfield, OH 45503-4627

Hamilton County Library To Hold Computer Workshop

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop on Saturday, July 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in their computer training room on "Using Ancestry Library Edition". This hands-on workshop will show participants the effective ways to search for ancestors using the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. Participants should bring information about their ancestors, as there will be time at the end of the workshop to start their own research.

NOTE: This workshop will be repeated on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:30 am to noon. Registration is required for either session--to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department--phone (317) 776-6939.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

IGS Adds Cemetery Databases To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added more cemetery databases to the County Records section of its Members Only:

Whitley County
--Index of Jacob Hively Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Shank Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Stough Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana

These are free databases and were donated by Jim Cox and Penny L. North. More cemetery databases will be added to the website as time permits.

Marriage Indexing: Progress Report

The Indiana Marriage Indexing Project--a joint effort of the Indiana Genealogical Society and FamilySearch to create an Indiana marriage index--continues to make progress. Volunteers are now working on the marriage records for Adams County, Allen County and Blackford County:

Adams County (1811-1959)--68.42% complete
Allen County (1811-1959)--17.70% complete
Blackford County (1811-1959)--92.74% complete

A partial index to the marriage records for Decatur County, Franklin County, Henry County and Sullivan County is already online at FamilySearch Labs.

More volunteers are always welcome!

Clinton County Society To Meet in Frankfort

The Clinton County Genealogical Society will meet on Wednesday, July 22 at 6 pm in the Ivy Tech Room of the Frankfort Community Public Library. At 6:30 pm, Mark Smith will present a program, "Ball Hill Cemetery Walk" and "Burlington-Lafayette Post Road." The public is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Tami K. Pelling--genealogy_123@yahoo.com.

Family Photograph Workshop in Zionsville

The SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville, Indiana will host a family history workshop on Sunday, July 19 from 2 to 4 pm. Wesley Wilson, Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections at DePauw University in Greencastle, will present a program, "Care and Preservation of Family Photographs." Registration is required--to register, phone (317) 873-4900. There is a $5 registration fee, which can be paid on the day of the workshop.

Hendricks County To Host DAR Workshop

Members of the Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be in the Indiana Room of the Danville Public Library on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am to 1 pm to answer questions and assist with the research needed to become a DAR member. There will also be a 4-H representative there to help 4-H members and their parents learn more about genealogy resources.

For more information, please contact Ellen Beecher, Regent--phone (317) 839-1219, or Ruth Sims, Registrar--phone (317) 852-2365.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Franklin County Library Hosts Program on Scandals

The Brookville Public Library in Franklin County will host a program on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm about murders and other scandals that have occurred in the area in the past 200 years.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

State Library To Discuss Immigration Research

The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will offer a program, "What About Your Immigrant Ancestor?", on Thursday, August 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in their History Reference Room. Charles Hill, Genealogy Collection Librarian, will talk about the types of passenger lists, European emigration lists and useful websites, as well as ethnic resources available at the library. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

IGS Adds African-American Database to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database, Individuals Associated with Indiana’s African-American Settlements (1817-1930) to the African-American Records section of Members-Only. This database is free and is being shared with the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center. It is part of a larger effort by Dawne Slater-Putt, CG to study Indiana’s African-American settlements from their earliest days through about 1930.

The database includes the individual’s name, approximate year of birth and date of death (if known), and the names of the townships and counties with which the individual was associated. Women are cross-referenced under their maiden names. The database also includes links to newspaper articles about the individual (when available). It will be updated over time.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Genealogy Group To Meet in Hendricks County

The Genealogy Nuts Group will meet on Monday, July 13 at 1:30 pm in the program room of the Danville Public Library in Hendricks County. The Genealogy Nuts meet each month to discuss genealogy news and research techniques. This month's meeting will include a discussion of their recent research trip to Fort Wayne. Guests and new members are welcome--for more information, please contact the library's Indiana Room, phone (317) 745-2604.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IGS Adds Databases to Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added several databases to the Members Only area of its website:


College Records
--Graduates of School of Nursing of Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis (1885-1980)--a database compiled by Ron Darrah from a card file at the Indiana State Archives. Wishard Hospital is the oldest hospital in Indiana, and their School of Nursing (though not in existence today) was the first school of that type in the state.

--Students of Purdue University, West Lafayette (1918)--a listing of seniors as found in the Debris yearbook for 1918. This database also includes photos of the students and biographical information.

County Records
--Students of Sabbath School Union Society, Indianapolis (1826)--a listing of students from early in Marion County's history, as found by Ron Darrah in a manuscript collection at the Indiana State Library.

--Students of Muncie Central High School, Muncie (1955-1957)--a listing of the sophomores, juniors and seniors at one of Delaware County's largest schools, as found in its 1955 yearbook. This database was contributed by Shirley Richison Fields and is part of IGS' 2 for 92 Project.

Military Records
--Roster of 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War (1861-1865)--a detailed listing of each soldier's service, as found in a regimental history.

Miscellaneous Records
--Lawyers in Indiana State Bar Association (1911)--a listing of all members of the State Bar in 1911. This database also includes memorials for members who had died within the year.

These are all premium databases, accessible only to IGS members. To date, the Indiana Genealogical Society has added 120 databases to its website. More databases will be added over time.