Thursday, May 10, 2012

IGS Awards Noble & Whitley County Genealogists

At the Indiana Genealogical Society conference in Fort Wayne on April 28th, two county genealogists were recognized for their work:

Judy Richter received the Distinguished County Genealogical Service award for her work in Noble County. Judy has done an outstanding job as the Indiana County Genealogist for Noble County. She is very active in the Noble County Genealogical Society and volunteers many hours at the Noble County Public Library. She clips obituaries from newspapers, creates an every-name index and puts them in manuscript form for printing. She has also produced obituary indexes in a database, replacing a card file. She teaches kids in 4-H how to do genealogy and compile family history. Judy is also involved in cemetery restoration and instrumented a "Cemetery Walk" this last fall. Judy is treasurer with the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana and has helped with indexing databases for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Charlotte Blair received the Outstanding County Genealogical Contribution Award for her work in Whitley County. She has done an outstanding job as the Indiana County Genealogist for Whitley County. Charlotte works with the local newspaper to promote activities and programs with the genealogy society and writes a monthly genealogy column for them. She keeps the society's website up to date and continues to add new databases for public use. She works with the county libraries and public officials keeping a watchful eye on the genealogical records. Charlotte is also active in the Whitley County Historical Society and works to promote cooperation and collaboration between all the groups. Charlotte has helped with indexing for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Congratulations to both of these busy women for their great work!

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