Wednesday, May 7, 2014

July 5 Work Session for Hendricks County Probate Records

An order for a tombstone, placed in 1860.
The Indiana Genealogical Society is flattening and organizing documents from Hendricks County probate packets from 1824-1900 in preparation for them to be digitized and placed online for free access. Probate records include estates (for those that died and left behind some property or debts) and guardianships (for children who inherited some property, or adults who could not take care of themselves). The documents in probate packets contain fascinating details of what life was like and what things were worth in the 1800’s.

Stop by our next work session on Saturday, July 5, 2014 anytime from 10 am to 4 pm on the 2nd floor of the Plainfield Public Library. We'll be working on records from the 1870's through the 1890's.

You can come when you want and stay for as little or as long as you like — lunch is on your own. To help us plan space, please register online or contact the library’s Indiana Room - phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

We've worked on 3,600 packets so far, and over 800 of them are online already. For more information about this project, please visit our Records Preservation Project page. Questions? Contact webmaster@indgensoc.org.

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