Wednesday, September 1, 2010

IGS Launches Lineage Society for Indiana Territory Ancestors

In honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 (occurring in 2012) and the bicentennial of Indiana statehood (occurring in 2016), the Indiana Genealogical Society is launching a new lineage society, the Territorial Guard Society of Indiana. This society will honor those who can prove they are direct descendants of someone who lived in the present-day boundaries of Indiana before it officially became a state in December 1816.

Application forms are now available on our website - applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2011, with the inaugural members to be inducted in a ceremony at the 2012 IGS conference.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect there are Indiana territorial records related to my ancestor, but frankly, I don't want to make a long trip only to be disappointed.

    Is there a survey or (gulp) some index of the territorial records in the Indiana Archives anywhere?