Monday, February 28, 2011

Noblesville Library To Discuss Census Records

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop, "Census Records Research," on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the library's north meeting room. This workshop will explore census records, what they mean and how to use them to find additional information. Participants will learn how creative searching and out-of-the-box thinking can lead to ancestors who are hiding on the census.

Registration is required - to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department - (317) 776-6939.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Allen County Library To Discuss Writing Personal Histories

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a class, "Writing Personal History: Doing for Our Descendants What We Wish Great-Grandma Had Done For Us," on Tuesday, March 15 from 10 to 11 am in the library's Meeting Room C, part of the library's "March Madness" activities. In this class, you'll explore methods of writing and presenting autobiographical material, as well as writing "prompts" or memory triggers.

More information is available at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Events.aspx. To register, e-mail genealogy@ACPL.info or call (260) 421-1225.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Noblesville Library To Hold Computer Workshop

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a computer workshop, "Using Foonote.com and American Ancestors Databases," on Wednesday, March 30 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. This hands-on workshop will show participants the most effective ways to search for ancestors using the databases available at Footnoe.com and American Ancestors. Participants will have 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 - (317) 776-6939.

Hamilton County Society To Discuss Spanish-American War

The Hamilton County Genealogical Society will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Clay Township Government Center (10701 N. College Ave.) in Carmel, Indiana. Ron Darrah will present a program, "A Splendid Little War! Spanish-American War Genealogy." The program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

IGS Updates African-American Settlements Database

In honor of Black History Month, 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. There are now over 13,000 entries in the database.

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, tombstone photos, marriage records and other source materials.

This database is free to the public--no member login is required to view it. It is being shared with the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center.

The Indiana Genealogical Society has 536 databases in the Members Only area, covering all 92 Indiana counties.

Allen County Library To Discuss Search Engines

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a class, "Searching The Internet For Your Genealogy (Using Google and Other Search Engines," on Monday, March 14 from 2 to 3 pm in the library's Meeting Room A, part of the library's "March Madness" activities. In this class, you'll get an overview of how to use various search engines to find genealogical information about your ancestors. You'll also learn how to evaluate the information you glean from these searches.

More information is available at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Events.aspx. To register, e-mail genealogy@ACPL.info or call (260) 421-1225.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Northwest Indiana Society To Meet in Valparaiso

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, which represents Lake County and Porter County, will meet on Saturday, March 19 at 10 am at the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso. Professional genealogist Harold Henderson will speak on "Proving Stubborn Name Changing Ancestors." The meeting is free and open to the public.

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss Civil War

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Representatives of two Civil War lineage societies will present a program, "Our Civil War Heritage: Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans." Priscilla Fikes, President General of the National Society Daughters of the Union, and Phil McClure, Camp Commander of the John B. Anderson Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will outline their organizations’ backgrounds, goals and projects, membership requirements, and upcoming events for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IGS Thanks Wabash Valley Genealogy Society For War of 1812 Donation

The Indiana Genealogical Society thanks the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society in Terre Haute for their $100 donation to our War of 1812 $10,000 Matching Challenge. The donation means 400 more pages of pension files will be digitized!

In this challenge - which is in support of the Federation of Genealogical Societies' effort to digitize the War of 1812 pension files at the National Archives and make them available online for free - the Indiana Genealogical Society will MATCH any donation made, up to the first $10,000.

Thanks to the generosity of so many, we are over 30% to our goal. More donations are welcome. Any amount you can give will help - even $5 will digitize 10 pages. Donate online, or send your check (made payable to Indiana Genealogical Society, with "War of 1812" in the memo line) to:

Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10507
Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507

Monday, February 21, 2011

Marion County Genealogy Society Moves Website

The Genealogical Society of Marion County has moved to a new website - http://www.genealogyindy.org/. Don't forget to update your bookmarks. The website has several new and improved features, including a Members Only area and past issues of the society's newsletter.

Query: Henpeck

Looking for information on a place called "Henpeck" french township, Indiana?
Kris
536 N osage st.
Caldwell, Kansas
kris-arbuckle@hotmail.com

Query: HOFFMAN/HIXSON of Lake and Newton Counties

I'm looking for a burial date and or a death certificate for a cousin that died as a baby. His name was Rusty or Russell Hoffman. His parents are Walter and Wanda Hixson Hoffman. I believed they lived in the Crown Point or Roselawn area. I have been told he is buried in the Roselawn Cemetery in Newton County. Walter is buried in Roselawn, but I don't think the father and son are together. I would appreciate any guidance in finding information on Rusty.
Sincerely,
Chris Nadeau
mcn129@hotmail.com

Query: STIENBARGER/MCHENRY of LaGrange and Elkart and Noble Counties

Looking for obituary/information on Ana E. Stienbarger who is buried in Beulah Cemetery in La Grange Co. Row 1 Lot 4(Clear Springs)She died May 7, 1887
I would like to find out her age/birthdate and where she was born.
She had lived in Elkhart Co, Noble Co. with 2nd husband John L . Stienbarger. First husband ? McHenry maybe Green Twp. Noble Co. in 1840.
Thank you.
Dee McHenry
646 Ocean Cove Lane
Port Angeles, WA 98363
oldmcs2@msn.com

Query: KRAUS/MEYER of Madison County

I am interested in locating any information about Phillipine A. Kraus and Casimir Meyer. I believe that they were married in Madison, Indiana. Phillipine's parents, Joseph and unk, are buried in Madison, Indiana. The oldest child of Phillipine and Casimir, Rose Dora Meyer was said to be born in Indiana. Other children were Anne, twins John and August and Jossie. After leaving Indiana, the family lived in St. Louis, Missouri where I can find most all of the children and Phillipine, who married, second, casimir's brother August.
Sandra L. Quintrall
7385 Dover Street
Arvada, Co 8995-4258
sandraquintrall@msn.com

Query: DAVIS of Tipton and Madison Counties

Looking for information on the Davis family in Tipton, Elwood and Alexandria, from 1850 onward.

Kim Vunesky
cobbie@charter.net

Query: SMITH of Marion County

Searching for James A. Smith born 1856 died 1926. I was told he was born in Indiana or Georgia. Lived in Marion County, Indiana in 1885-1990 as he was working on the RR and he gave his children to the Guardians Home in 1898. The children were; James Marion, Shalen Herbert, Thomas Lanley and Marie Melissa Smith. Marie is my mother. I would like to find out something about him so I can see where my ancestors came from. This is all the information I have and have been working for 20 years searching.
Theresa Crail
1401 Sourth 3rd Street
Richamond, Indiana 47374
tcup2000@yahoo.com

Query: Northern Hospital for the Insane

I'm looking for information on ancestor that was listed in the 1910 census as being an "Attendant" at the Northern Hospital for the Insane. Can any one tell me where these employment records might be.

Thank You,
Pam Stevens
proudfld@gmail.com

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Allen County Library To Discuss Virginia Research

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a class, "Beginning Virginia Genealogical Research" on Thursday, March 17 from 2 to 3 pm in the library's Meeting Room A, part of the library's "March Madness" activities. In this class, you'll get an overview of the sources for doing genealogical research in the "Old Dominion" and some of the issues involve in dealing with that state's records.

More information is available at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Events.aspx. To register, e-mail genealogy@ACPL.info or call (260) 421-1225.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Noblesville Library To Discuss Genealogy Software

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy roundtable on Tuesday, March 8 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. Attendees will share their joys and frustrations in using genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Personal Ancestral File, and discuss the pros and cons of using various programs.

This is an informal discussion group - no registration is required.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Noblesville Library To Discuss Immigration Records

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a workshop, "Coming to America: Immigration and Naturalization Records," on Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. This workshop will explore immigration and naturalization records, including ships' passenger lists, passport records and border crossing records. Participants will discover what these records mean and how to find even more information.

Registration is required - to register, visit the library's website, or contact their Outreach Department - (317) 776-6939.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Allen County Library To Host Irish/Scots-Irish Genealogy Workshop

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a 2-day mini-course, "Irish & Scots-Irish Genealogy: Part 1" on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 from 9 am to 4 pm in the library's Meeting Rooms B and C, part of the library's "March Madness" activities. This workshop is an excellent way for researchers who have little or no experience in Irish records to receive a thorough grounding in the sources and techniques that lead to success. NOTE: There is a $50 fee to attend, and registration is required.

More information is available at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Events.aspx. To register, e-mail genealogy@ACPL.info or call (260) 421-1225.

Allen County Library To Discuss Revolutionary War Pension Records

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a class, "Why Do I Want to Look at a Revolutionary War Pension?" on Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 2 pm in the library's Meeting Room A, part of the library's "March Madness" activities. In this class, you'll see why pension records are a valuable source for discovering about your ancesetor, and you'll learn how to locate these records.

More information is available at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Events.aspx. To register, e-mail genealogy@ACPL.info or call (260) 421-1225.

Noblesville Library To Hold Heritage Quest Online Workshop

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a computer workshop, "Using Heritage Quest Online," on Wednesday, February 23 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. This hands-on workshop will show participants the most effective ways to search for ancestors using the databases available at Heritage Quest Online. Participants will have 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 - (317) 776-6939.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whitley County Cemetery Database Added To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added another database to the County Records section of Members Only:

Whitley County:
--Index of Brown Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana

This database is free to the public - no member login is needed to view it.

The Indiana Genealogical Society has 536 databases in the Members Only area, covering all 92 Indiana counties.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Evansville To Host Workshop on Immigration Records

The Special Collections Department of the Willard Library in Evansville will host a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, March 26 from 9:30 am to noon. Ron Darrah will give presentations on "Our Golden Door: Introduction to Immigration," about how to begin locating your immigrant ancestors, and "Populating Hoosierland," about how and when our ancestors arrived in Indiana and what information they left behind.

The workshop is free but reservations are requested due to limited seating. To reserve your seat, register online, e-mail lmartin@willard.lib.in.us or phone (812) 425-4309.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Allen County Cemetery Database Added To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added another database to the County Records section of Members Only:

Allen County:
--Index of St. John's Lutheran - Flatrock (Fry German Lutheran) Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana

This database is free to the public - no member login is needed to view it.

The Indiana Genealogical Society has 535 databases in the Members Only area, covering all 92 Indiana counties.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

IGS Seeks Editor for Quarterly

The Indiana Genealogical Society is seeking candidates to take over as editor of the society's quarterly publication, Indiana Genealogist. It is published 4 times a year, and there is also a separate index, which is published annually. The quarterly is published exclusively online.

Responsibilities include:
--receipt of submissions
--solicitation of submissions as needed
--selecting which submissions to include in each issue
--copyediting
--page layout
--creating and editing PDF files of each issue
--creation of the annual index
--sending PDF files to the webmaster for publication in the Members Only area.

Experience using page layout software (Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Page Maker or something similar); familiarity with generating and editing PDFs; familarity with the subjects of Indiana genealogy and local history are required.

The editor is paid $500 per issue and $500 for the annual index. Expenses (such as the purchase of necessary software) will be reimbursed.

Please send resumes and editing samples to Marlene Polster, IGS Publications Committee chair (lakecogen@sbcglobal.net).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Query: RESEBURG of Marion County

I'm looking for an obit of William Charles RESEBURG, Jr. Born 8 October 1927 and died in June 1981 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. I'm also looking for what cemetery he might be buried in.

Any help would be appeciated.
Carolyn Johnson
1130 Fremont Street
Kiel,WI 53042-4824
myhinzeville@gmail.com

Query: THOMPSON/THOMASON of Knox County

My Dad, Paul Hazel Thompson, was born on November 15, 1920 in Vincennes, Indiana. His parents were Fred and Myrle (Murel) Thompson. Myrle (DOB about 1906) was the daughter of Seaton and Della Thomason from Black Dog/Hominy, OK. According to family oral history, my Dad's parents died when he was very young. I have been to Vincennes and looked through historical records from 1918 to 1925 and cannot find anything.
I am open to any ideas or suggestions on how to find my paternal grandfather.
Terri Trevino
5804 Providence Place
Cheyenne, WY 82001
ttrevino@bresnan.net

Query: DAVIDSON of Allen County

My husband has ancestors in Bethel cemetery at Poe cemetery in Allen co. In our research we have found Moses and Elizabeth Ann buried there and taken photos. Very near by are two small tombstones which I believe to be Milford and Mary Jane Davidson's children. One says George and beside it one I can't read,even though I got down on my hands and knees to take the picture. It is not clear enough because the script is too worn to read. Does any one know who these two headstone belong to. I can read the one name but not the other.

I would appreciate your help in identifying them.

I have lots of Davison genealogy and would be glad to share it with others.

Sincerely,
Joann Davison
1626 W. Bus. 30
Columbia City, IN 46725
davisonjoann80@yahoo.com





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Query: NETHERTON of Vigo County

I am looking for information about my g.g.g grandfather Henry (or Harry) Netherton. I know he was born in Kentucky in the month of August and census records show him being born near 1857. The 1880 census shows him in Harisson, Vigo, IN. He married a woman named 'lizzie' sometime around 1882. The rest of the census records show him and her living together in Center Township, Marion on Blaine Avenue. I have not been able to locate a 1920 census for the family. The 1930 says Henry is widowed and living with his son as a boarder in Center Township. I have been searching for a few years now and have not been able to locate a marriage record for Henry and Lizzie, no birth records for children, no death records. I do not even know what Lizzie's maiden name was. If someone could give me any help or advice I would appreciate it more than I can say. Unfortunately I can not afford to come to Indiana right now to research at libraries and such, so I just don't know what to do.
Thank you so much for your time.

Best wishes,
Tiffany Baldwin
37 Hampton court
Oakley, CA, 94561
t.terror@Yahoo.com

South Bend To Host Michiana Genealogy Fair March 19th

The South Bend Area Genealogical Society will hold their Michiana Genealogy Fair on Saturday, March 19 at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library (209 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, IN). The doors open at 9 am with special speaker Lou Szucs of Ancestry.com speaking at 10:30 am on "Research Your Ancestry at Castle Garden and Ellis Island" and at 1:30 pm on "What's New and How to Best Use Ancestry.com". Vendors and exhibitors of family history materials will be present. For more information, visit their website.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

LaGrange, Union and Warren County Databases Added To Members-Only

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 7 more databases to the Members Only area:

College Records
--Directory of Students of Indiana University, Bloomington (1935)

County Records
--Directory of Businesses in Union County, Indiana (1868)
--Directory of Businesses in Warren County, Indiana (1868)
--Directory of Businesses in LaGrange County, Indiana (1868)

NOTE: These databases were submitted as part of the 2 for 92 Project, where IGS is committed to adding at least 2 databases for each of Indiana's 92 counties.

Military Records
--Indiana's Civil War Veterans Buried In Hampton (Virginia) National Cemetery
--Indiana's Civil War Veterans Buried In Mobile (Alabama) National Cemetery

Miscellaneous Records
--Students at Indiana School For The Deaf, Indianapolis (1857)

These are all premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 534 databases in the Members Only area, covering all 92 Indiana counties.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gravestone Studies Group To Meet in Indianapolis

The Indiana Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies will meet at Crown Hill Waiting Station in Indianapolis (3402 Boulevard Place) on Saturday, March 19th from 9 am to noon, with tours of the cemetery offered in the afternoon. The event is free, but you must RSVP before March 14th. For questions or to RSVP, contact Jeannie Regan-Dinius: (317) 234-1268 or jrdinius@dnr.in.gov.