Monday, August 31, 2009

IGS Welcomes Researcher For Northern Indiana

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a new researcher to its Researchers List. Harold Henderson of LaPorte has a website at http://www.midwestroots.net and is willing to do research in all northern Indiana counties, including Lake County, La Porte County, Porter County and St. Joseph County.

The Researchers List is a listing maintained by the Indiana Genealogical Society of people who can be hired for on-site research in various areas of Indiana. IGS assumes no responsibility for the work of these researchers--you should contact them directly for information on their rates and research experience.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Marriage Indexing: Progress Report

The latest progress report for the Indiana Marriage Indexing Project shows that volunteers have now started indexing the batches of records available for Ohio County:

Adams County (1811-1959)--99.67% complete
Allen County (1811-1959)--41.78% complete
Benton County (1811-1959)--13.42% complete
Carroll County (1811-1959)--58.93% complete
Ohio County (1811-1959)--2.67% complete

More volunteers are always welcome!

Lake County To Dedicate Veterans Memorial

The Merrillville/Ross Township Veterans Memorial (700 E. 73rd Ave., Merrillville IN) will be dedicated on Monday, September 7 at 11 am. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dearborn County Library To Discuss Cemeteries

The Lawrenceburg Public Library will host a program, "Tracking Down Lost Cemeteries,” on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm. There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested. To register, please contact Joyce Baer--e-mail jbaer@lpld.lib.in.us or phone (812) 537-2775 ext. 39.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

IGS Publishes Kosciusko County 1890 Soldiers Enrollment List

The Indiana Genealogical Society has now published an index to the 1890 soldiers enrollment list for Kosciusko County. It has been added to the 1890 indexes for other counties that are available for purchase in the Shop.

The soldiers enrollment lists enumerated the veterans of all past wars (including the Civil War) who were living in that county in 1890. If the veteran was deceased, the list included information on their widows and children. The Indiana Genealogical Society's indexes contain detailed information from these lists and are published on CD-ROM. IGS has compiled indexes for 61 counties thus far.

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Ancestry Library Edition

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop on Wednesday, September 30 from 9:30 am to noon in their computer training room. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Ancestry Library Edition genealogy database. Participants should bring information about their ancestors, as there will be time at the end of the workshop to work on their own research. Registration is required--to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department--phone (317) 776-6939. For more information about the workshop, contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 770-3206.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Clinton County Society To Meet in Frankfort

The Clinton County Genealogical Society will meet on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm in the Ivy Tech Room of the Frankfort Community Public Library. At 7 pm Grace Gouvia, head of the library's Genealogy & Local History Department, will present a presentation on "Photographs & Fashion." The public is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Tami K. Pelling--genealogy_123@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

IGS Receives Grant for Records Preservation Project

The Indiana Genealogical Society has received a grant for $500 from Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak for the Records Preservation Project. Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is a nationally-known genealogy speaker and author who is president of Roots Television and a spokesperson for Ancestry.com. Through her website, Honoring our Ancestors, she gives grants to genealogy projects from across the country.

The Records Preservation Project is an effort to preserve and digitize probate records for Hendricks County, Indiana. Initially, the scope of the project was 25 boxes of records dating from 1824 (when the county was founded) through 1899. The recent discovery of an additional 25 boxes of records dating from 1900 to 1930 has expanded the scope of the project.

This is a pilot project for the Indiana Genealogical Society, to help determine if preservation efforts in other counties in Indiana can be successful. Donations to the project are welcome.

Kokomo Library To Hold Silent Auction of Genealogy Materials

The Genealogy & Local History Department of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library will hold a silent auction of surplus genealogical and historical materials from October 1-31. For more information, please contact Marcia Ford--e-mail mford@khcpl.org.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Marriage Indexing: Progress Report

The latest progress report for the Indiana Marriage Indexing Project shows that volunteers have nearly finished indexing the batches available for Adams County:

Adams County (1811-1959)--95.46% complete
Allen County (1811-1959)--39.67% complete
Benton County (1811-1959)--12.55% complete
Carroll County (1811-1959)--44.97% complete

More volunteers are always welcome!

IGS To Hold Work Session for Hendricks County Records

The Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a work session at the Danville Public Library on Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 5 pm for its Records Preservation Project. The project is organizing and digitizing 50+ boxes of Hendricks County probate records that date from 1824 to 1930.

This work session is for anyone who is interested in helping with the unfolding and organizing of the probate records, particularly those who cannot volunteer during the week. Volunteers can stay for as little or as long as they want, and bring a lunch or take a lunch break. Registration is requested--register online through the library's website or contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 745-2604.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Allen County Library To Hold Military Symposium

The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold their 2nd annual Military Symposium Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10. The symposium will focus on military lineage societies. Delia Cothrun Bourne, Ron Darrah and Curt Witcher will be the featured speakers. Topics will include the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I. Early registration is $30 (must be postmarked before September 25). Registration after September 25 is $35, or $40 if registering at the door. For registration form and full schedule, visit http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/programs.html

Friday, August 21, 2009

Query: Civil War Military Records

I would like to know if it's possible to order copies of a soldier's Civil War Military Records from the Indiana State Archives. I wanted to check to see what if any records I could order through the Indiana State Archives before contacting the National Archives. I’m looking for Curtis Creal Teamster, Co E, 6th Indiana Cavalry.

Martha Class
marthacla@mac.com

Query: ANDREWS/FITCH of LaGrange County

I am searching for the death record of my GG Grandmother, Arzelia Ann Fitch Andrews. She born about 1812 in Vermont, died about 1848 (in childbirth) in/near LaGrange, IN. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Smith Martinez
1683 13th Ave North
Fort Dodge, IN 50501
pusanskm@hotmail.com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

DUNCAN and TICHENOR of Gibson County

Beth Gilbert, who lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, has a booklet from 1863 entitled "Regulations for the recruiting service of the Army of the United States." Inside the booklet it is signed "Capt W M Duncan 80th Ind. Infty," and there is also a note on the inside page stating he was "placed on recruiting service Nov 18th 1863 relieved on April 24th 1864." His name is also written on the last page - along with the name "Jonah Ticheron Ind vols Infantry 2d Div 23 (?)."

According to Volume III of Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana: Containing Indiana in the War of The Rebellion (1869), the roster for the 80th Indiana Infantry shows that William M. Duncan of Princeton was Captain of Company A. He was commissioned April 13, 1864, mustered in May 11, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment. It also shows he started out as a 2nd Lieutenant, who was commissioned September 5, 1862, mustered in September 6, 1862 and promoted to captain.

Jonah G. Tichenor of Princeton also shows up in the roster for Company A of the 80th Indiana Infantry, as a 1st Lieutenant. He was commissioned July 1, 1864, mustered in September 16, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment.

Beth is sharing this information in hopes it can be helpful to a family member.

IGS Publishes Boone County 1890 Soldiers Enrollment List

The Indiana Genealogical Society has now published an index to the 1890 soldiers enrollment list for Boone County. It has been added to the indexes that are already available for purchase in the Shop.

The soldiers enrollment lists enumerated the veterans of all past wars (including the Civil War) who were living in that county in 1890. If the veteran was deceased, the list included information on their widows and children. The Indiana Genealogical Society's indexes contain detailed information from these lists and are on CD-ROM. IGS has compiled indexes for 60 counties thus far.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dearborn County Library To Discuss One-Room Schoolhouses

The Lawrenceburg Public Library will host a program, "One Room Schools in Dearborn County,” on Tuesday, September 8 at 6 pm. There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested. To register, please contact Joyce Baer--e-mail jbaer@lpld.lib.in.us or phone (812) 537-2775 ext. 39.

Tuesday, August 18, 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:

Noble County
--Index of Broadway Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana
--Index of Buckles/Stringtown Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana
--Index of Eagle Lake Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana
--Index of Evers Farm Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana

These are free databases and were donated by Jim Cox and Penny L. North.

Since the launch of the Members Only area one year ago today, the Indiana Genealogical Society has added more than 170 databases.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

IGS Adds Marion County Database To Members-Only

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

--Students and Teachers in Indianapolis Public Schools Board Minutes, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (1907-1913)--taken from an old ledger book found in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Archives in Indianapolis, this database includes the contents of voting actions that were taken by the IPS Board of Education in their business sessions from 1907-1913. The database includes teacher appointments, recognitions of graduates, and permissions for students.

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.

IGS Adds Benton County Database To Members-Only

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

--School Enumeration of Parish Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana (1853)--this database comes from an enumeration done in September 1853 by township trustees. The purpose of the enumeration was to record how many children in a family were attending school. The enumeration was found in the Indiana State Archives.

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.

Allen County Society To Hold Workshop for Beginning Research

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will present a workshop, "Getting Started in Family History & Genealogy Research," on Saturday, October 3 from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. The workshop will include a tour of the library's Genealogy Center and sessions by Margery Graham. Registration for the workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required. The registration form is available at http://www.acgsi.org/workshop.pdf.

Noblesville Library To Discuss Genealogy Websites

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop on Saturday, September 12 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in their computer training room. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate 12 free genealogy websites and how to get the best results from them. Participants should bring information about their ancestors, as there will be time for their own research at the end of the workshop. Registration is required--to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department--phone (317) 776-6939. For more information about the class, contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 770-3206.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hamilton County Library To Host Genealogy Roundtable

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will host a roundtable in their genealogy classroom on Tuesday, September 8 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm. Participants are invited to share their experiences using Family Tree Maker 2009. For more information about the roundtable, please contact the library's Indiana Room--phone (317) 770-3206.

Allen County Society To Meet

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will meet on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Curt B. Witcher will present a program about what's new at the library's Genealogy Center. Visitors and members alike are welcome--gathering time starts at 6:30 pm.

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 Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
--Index of Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Whitley County
--Index of Green Hill Cemetery, Columbia City, 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 latest progress report for the Indiana Marriage Indexing Project shows that volunteers have started working on the batches available for Benton County:

Adams County (1811-1959)--87.20% complete
Allen County (1811-1959)--37.45% complete
Benton County (1811-1959)--11.45% complete
Carroll County (1811-1959)--35.07% complete

More volunteers are always welcome!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Query: ROBERT/ROBERTS/SMITH of LaPorte County

I’m searching for the sibling and parents of Francis Robert, Francis Roberts or Francis Smith born on April 10, 1874 in LaPorte, Indiana. Family story is that Francis changed his surname from Robert or Roberts to Smith. He died on June 21, 1934 in Raymond, KS. I have not be able to find him in any other record except the 1930 census in Raymond, KS,
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jim Loesch
716 N. Oak
Hoisington, KS 67544
jloesch75@hotmail.com

Plainfield Library To Discuss Probate Records

The Plainfield Public Library will hold a program, "Hendricks County Probate Records: Life, Death and Everything In Between," on Saturday, October 10 at 10 am. Meredith Thompson will talk about the amazing variety of unexpected information you can discover in probate records--everything from adoptions to guardianships of children and insanity cases. You'll also learn about the effort to preserve some of Hendricks County's earliest probate records and put them online for the public to access. Register online or phone (317) 839-6602.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IGS Adds Blackford County Database To Members-Only

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

--Licensed Teachers of Blackford County, Indiana (1888-1889)--This data comes from an annual report (found in the Indiana State Archives) that was submitted to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of all the individuals that were licensed to teach in Blackford County from May 1888 to May 1889. The database includes the teacher's post office address and when their license started.

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.

IGS Appoints Dearborn County Genealogist

At its August board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society appointed Joyce B. Baer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana as the Indiana County Genealogist for Dearborn County. Joyce is the Genealogy Specialist at Lawrenceburg Public Library and is working on a project to identify all the one-room schoolhouses in Dearborn County. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Dearborn County Historical Society and is creating an index of the society's photo collection.

About ICG
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, reporting on genealogy-related news (including any issues of records preservation and access). If you would like to apply to be an Indiana County Genealogist for your area, please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/county_genealogists.php

IGS Appoints Clinton County Genealogist

At its August board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society appointed Sue Marcum of Frankfort, Indiana as the Indiana County Genealogist for Clinton County. Sue has been the Clinton County Archivist since 1992. She is in charge of the Clinton County Archives Project, which is indexing, organizing and preserving the county's court records. She is also Assistant Registrar of the Captain Harmon Aughe Chapter of DAR.

About ICG
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, reporting on genealogy-related news (including any issues of records preservation and access). If you would like to apply to be an Indiana County Genealogist for your area, please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/county_genealogists.php

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tour Offered of Hendricks County Cemetery

Local historian Libbe Hughes and Cindy Rutledge, Indiana Room Manager at Danville Public Library, will lead a tour of Danville South Cemetery on Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm. They will talk about the history of the cemetery and examine some of the tombstones that were done by local stonemasons such as Viquesney and Steele & Whyte. Historic gravesites including those of the Matlock family (who started the cemetery), Jacob and Esther Vandegrift (parents of Fanny Stevenson), Leander Campbell and Otis Gulley (Central Normal College Board President) will also be featured, along with some veterans of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Registration is required--register online or phone (317) 745-2604.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

IGS Adds Grant County Database to Members-Only

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

--Grant County, Indiana Vital Records, Obituaries and Cemetery Lists--a database submitted and hosted by the Marion Public Library, it includes marriage records for 1837-2006, cemetery indexes up to 2005, birth records and death records from 1882 to 1980 (partial index) and obituaries from 1867 to present (partial index).


This is a free database--no membership is required to search it. 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.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Howard County Genealogical Society To Meet in Kokomo

The Howard County (Indiana) Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 pm at a location to be announced. The meeting is open to the public.

IGS Updates African-American Settlements Database

The Indiana Genealogical Society has updated the database, Individuals Associated with Indiana’s African-American Settlements (1817-1930) in the African-American Records section of Members-Only. This database is being compiled by Dawne Slater-Putt, CG and is part of a larger effort 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 (when available) to newspaper articles and tombstone photos.

This database is free and is being shared with the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center. It will be updated as time permits.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pike County Forms Genealogy Society

The Pike County Genealogy Society has now been formed. Their mailing address is:

Pike County Genealogy Society
1104 Main St.
Petersburg, IN 47567

The society meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6 to 8 pm at the Pike County Public Library in Petersburg.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Franklin County Library Hosts Program on One-Room Schoolhouses

The Brookville Public Library in Franklin County will host a program on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm about the one-room schoolhouses in the county, including those that are still standing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

IGS Publishes More 1890 Soldiers Enrollment Lists

The Indiana Genealogical Society has now published indexes to the 1890 soldiers enrollment lists for Bartholomew County, Benton County and Dubois County. They have been added to the indexes that are already available for purchase in its online Shop.

The soldiers enrollment lists enumerated the veterans of all past wars (including the Civil War) who were living in that county in 1890. If the veteran was deceased, the list included information on their widows and children. The Indiana Genealogical Society's indexes contain detailed information from these lists and are on CD-ROM. IGS has compiled indexes for 59 counties thus far.

Danville Library To Discuss Marriage Records

The Danville Public Library will hold a program, "Indiana Marriage Records: Genealogy Treasures," on Saturday, September 26 at 10 am. Meredith Thompson will speak about how Indiana marriage records have changed over the years and the various resources that are available to help you locate them—including resources for Hendricks County. Register online or phone (317) 745-2604.

Tuesday, August 4, 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:

Allen County
--Index of St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Whitley County
--Index of Adams Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Blue River Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Booneville Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Coesse Eel River Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Lakeview Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of Pleasant Grove - Snodgrass Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana
--Index of West Etna 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.

Franklin County Society To Host Picnic

The Franklin County Historical Society will hold an old-fashioned picnic at the seminary in Brookville on Tuesday, September 8 beginning at 6 pm. There will be a pitch-in dinner, with fried chicken and drinks being provided by the society--please bring a covered dish to share and your own lawn chairs. At 7 pm, local historian Jim Lierl will present a program, "Franklin County Journalism: The Stormy Early Decades." Reservations must be made before September 7. To make a reservation, contact Lowell and Pam Beneker--phone (765)647-7365.

Bartholomew County To Host Genealogy Day

The Bartholomew County Genealogical Society will hold a Genealogy Day on Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Red Room of the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus. Dr. Giles Hoyt will speak on Indiana's German-American heritage, Jackson County Historian Charlotte Sellers will speak on "An Intrepid Researcher's Tips For Finding Stuff In Libraries, Archives and Courthouses," and Jane Johnson of the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society will speak on female ancestors. Donna Kuhlman will also offer individual consultations on genealogy questions.

The program is free and a buffet lunch will be offered for a $3 donation. The Bartholomew County Genealogical Society is a chapter of the Indiana Genealogical Society and encourages members of other IGS chapters to attend. For more information, please contact the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society--e-mail bcgs47202@yahoo.com; phone (812) 372-9274.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Marriage Indexing: "By Whom Affidavit Is Made" -- Who is that?

"By Whom Affidavit Is Made" wants the name of the person signing an oath that the bride and/or groom is 'qualified' to marry. If either of them is underage, the signer of the affidavit is giving permission for them to marry. The signer of the affidavit might be saying one or both of the parties has legal residence in the county issuing the license. The affidavit is an oath that legal requirements to marry are met and the person signing it is usually a parent, a family member, or a person who knows the couple well enough to know there are no legal reasons why the couple cannot marry.

The signer of the affidavit IS NOT the county clerk. We do not need the county clerk's name on any of the indexes but if parents had to sign for underage children to marry, or a neighbor has to sign saying he/she knows the individual lives in this county, a researcher wants the name of that person signing the affidavit. It could be the clue needed to take the research back one more generation.

Thanks for all your help and thanks for paying attention to details like the above to 'get it right' for future researchers!

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Kokomo Library's Genealogy Department To Move

The Genealogy and Local History Department of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is moving to a new location effective August 10, 2009. The library is undergoing a remodeling project at their 220 N. Union St. location, so the Genealogy and Local History Department's temporary location (through 2010) will be: 4053 S. Webster St., Kokomo IN 46902; phone (765) 450-5885. The department's new hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.

The temporary location will not be open to the public until August 24. However, they will hold a special open house on Saturday, August 22 from 10 am to 2 pm to introduce the public to the new space.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

QUERY: GEISLER of Pulaski County

I’m searching for any living relatives and information on my uncle Martin Heinrich GEISLER. Martin was born November 10, 1907 in Breslau, Schlesien, Germany and his last possible address was Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Werner Geisler
Verdistra├če 67
67227 Frankenthal
werner.geisler@superkabel.de

Note: Query Editor has translated this to the best of her ability. Original query was submitted in German.

QUERY: HAMM/PETERSON of Carroll County

My great-great-uncle Louis (or Lewis) Hamm served in the 18th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War and was admitted to the Veterans Home in Marion, Grant County, Indiana in 1910--he died there in 1920. I have his military records and a picture of him, but I am looking for more information on him. I know that he lived in Carroll County, Indiana and that he married Adaline Peterson in 1865. Are there any records available from the Indiana Veterans Homes?

Submitted by:
James R. Hamm CMSgt (ret) USAF
5434 Timpani Dr.
Friendswood, Tx 77546-3349
jameshamm2000@yahoo.com

QUERY: ALEXANDER of Randolph and Wayne Counties

I’m looking for the maiden name of Pierre Alexander’s second wife. Pierre was born in 1884 and died in 1962. All I know is that they had lived in Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana and moved to Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by:
Kitty Ellison
Kittyellison@comcast.net

QUERY: MONROE of Indianapolis

Does anyone have copies of "The Monroe Piper"? The heading says it is the "Official Magazine of the Robert Monroe Descendants. Published bi-monthly by the Robert Monroe Genealogy Committee (Indianapolis, IN)". I have a copy of Volume I-September,1940-Number 1 through Volume III-March 1943-Number 4, and then some correspondence in December of 1943. I am curious as to whether the magazine ended in December of 1943 as there is no reference to discontinuing the publication.

Is there still a Robert Monroe Genealogy Committee?

Submitted by:
Fran Matchett
1302 Burnwood Ln.
Houston, Tx 77073
franm1302@sbcglobal.net

Query: HASKIN/HOLMES of Wayne County

I am looking for any information on my great-grandparents Sarah Jane Haskins and John Holmes who were married 18 June 1883 in Wayne County, Indiana. Sarah Jane Haskins' mother was Caroline Haskins (born in England, died in Dublin, Wayne County, Indiana in 1911) and her father was Henry Haskins, a baker who was born in England. Sarah Jane Haskins was born in 1863 in Bristol, England.

I have a marriage license for the 1883 marriage in Wayne County, but it only gives her and John's names. I am looking to locate a marriage certificate with the parents' names, professions and any other details.

The only information I have on my great-grandfather John Holmes is that he was born about 1864 and that he and his wife settled in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England in 1884 where they lived and died and brought up their family. I made contact with the Clark County records office and was most greatful for the marriage license they sent me. I have even called from here in the UK but could not get any more information.

I would be most greatful if anyone can help me with any information what soever, many thanks.

Submitted by:
Gary Holmes
g_holmes@hotmail.co.uk

Query: CRAIG Civil War Records

I have a relative who was a Civil War vet, and I was wondering how do I order his information:

John W. Craig
38th Indiana Infantry, Company B
M540 roll 16

Submitted by:
Joanne Craig
7745 Jenni St. NE
Olympia, WA 98506
j_h_craig@comcast.net

QUERY: ILES/SCOTT/ORR of Fayette County

I would like to know if anybody has information on the Iles family of Fayette County, Indiana. Samuel Iles and his family moved from Kentucky to Fayette County, Indiana in the early 1800's. William John Iles (my grandfather) was born in 1862 and was a descendant of Samuel Iles.

I would also like to know if anybody has information of the Judge John Scott family of Fayette County. Martha Jane Scott, a daughter of Judge John Scott and Julia Orr, married William Iles and they were the parents of my grandfather William John Iles.

Submitted by:
Tom Iles
1633 Beech Dr. South
Plainfield, IN 46168
t.iles@sbcglobal.net

Tippecanoe County Society To Discuss Hospital Records

The Tippecanoe County Area Genealogy Society (TIPCOA) will meet on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (638 North St., Lafayette IN). Alan January from the Indiana State Archives will present a program, "Records From Closed State Hospitals and Development Centers." The public is welcome.

Saturday, August 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
--Students of Earlham College, Richmond (1889)--a listing taken from their annual catalog.

--Students of Taylor University, Upland (1901-1904)--a listing taken from the school's 1901 yearbook, The Gem. This database includes photos of each class.

County Records
--Residents of Gary, Lake County, Indiana (1909)--a partial listing of the residents of the city, taken from a local newspaper.

--Voters of Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana (1847)--a listing of the voters on June 5, 1847, taken from a county directory.

Military Records
--Veterans Who Died At State Soldiers Home, Lafayette, Indiana (1905-1906)--a listing of the veterans (and the wives and widows of veterans) who were residents of the Indiana State Soldiers Home at the time of their deaths, taken from an annual report about the home. The Indiana State Soldiers Home was built in 1896 to care for veterans living in Indiana.

These are all premium databases, accessible only to IGS members. To date, the Indiana Genealogical Society has added over 150 databases to its website. More databases will be added over time.