Friday, July 25, 2014

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss Census Records

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, August 7 in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library (180 W. Spring St., New Albany IN). Joe Hardesty, Kentucky history and genealogy librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library, will present a session, "US Federal Census Records: What They Can Tell About Our Nation and Our Ancestors." Mr. Hardesty will trace the development of the census record and explain how its changes reflect the historical, political, economic and social direction of the country. He will also discuss the supplemental schedules for agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, slave, and veterans, which are sometimes overlooked by researchers. Program time is 7 PM - for more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Hold Genealogy Roundtable

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy roundtable on Tuesday, August 12 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. This is an informal discussion group and no registration is required - bring your genealogy questions and the group will answer them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Grant County Library To Discuss Cemetery Preservation

The Marion Public Library will host a session about cemetery preservation on Tuesday, August 5 at 6 pm in the library's Meeting Room B. John Bry, DeKalb County Historian (who holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Ball State University) will talk about new approaches to cemetery preservation, including how to get community leaders involved.

This session is free and open to the public. It is part of a Cemetery Education & Restoration Series, which was made possible by a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IGS Adds Central Normal College Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Central Normal College to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Register of Students of Central Normal College, Danville (1937-1938)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,307 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Allen County Public Library To Discuss Periodical Source Index (PERSI)

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a free session on using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) on Wednesday, August 13 from 3 to 4 pm in the library's Meeting Room A. Cynthia Theusch will demonstrate how to use PERSI at its new online home, FindMyPast.com, and how you can find items mentioned in genealogical and historical newsletters, quarterlies, journals and magazines.

This session is part of their "Digital Discoveries" series. To register, please e-mail Genealogy@ACPL.info or phone (260) 421-1225.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Fold3 & American Ancestors Databases

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a free workshop on using the databases on Fold3 [military records] and American Ancestors [New England Historic Genealogical Society] on Wednesday, July 23 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. This is a hands-on workshop - after the demonstrations, participants will be able to research their own ancestors. LEU credits are available for Indiana librarians.

This workshop is free but registration is required - register through the library's calendar of events on their website (www.hepl.lib.in.us or phone (317) 776-6939.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lake County Library To Host Discussion of Find A Grave

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a free class on using Find A Grave on Saturday, July 19 at 10 am at the Crown Point Public Library (122 N. Main St., Crown Point IN). Linda Novotny and Marlene Polster will show you how to navigate the Find A Grave website, a free resource that was created to help find and record information about the final resting places of loved ones around the world. Sometimes contributors will include photos of the tombstone and of the person, as well as additional information about their family.

Novotny and Polster are both clerks in the Genealogy Department of the Valparaiso Public Library. Polster is also the Lake County Genealogist. This class is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

IGS Adds Lawrence County Old Age Pensions Index To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about old age pensions issued in Lawrence County to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Old Age Pension Applications in Lawrence County, Indiana (1933-1934)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. It is courtesy of Randi Richardson.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,306 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

IGS Adds Taylor University Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Taylor University to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of Taylor University, Upland (1904-1920)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,305 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IGS Adds DePauw University Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about DePauw University to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of DePauw University, Greencastle (1898)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,304 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Donates High-End Scanner To ACPL

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana has donated a new high capacity document scanner to the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Pictured is ACGSI President Nancy Kucharshi with Genealogy Center Manager Curt Witcher.

The Genealogy Center will use the $2,200 unit, which is capable of scanning large documents, to digitize its family history records for online public access.

IGS Adds Lawrence County Insanity Records Index To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Lawrence County insanity records to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Insanity Applications in Lawrence County, Indiana (1870-1881)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. It is courtesy of Randi Richardson.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,303 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Query: Samuel and Rebecca Wynkoop, Decatur County

My family records indicate that Samuel Wynkoop (gg grandfather) died in the Poor Farm in Decatur County, Indiana, Dec. 6, 1897.  There is some indication that his wife, Rebecca Hetrick Wynkoop, also died there. Are there records from this Poor Farm to verify this?

Marsha T. Jacobson
5209 W. Shoreline Terrace
Muncie, IN 47304
marshatjacobson@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, July 12, 2014

IGS Adds Indiana Teachers Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Indiana teachers to the Statewide Records section of our Members Only area:

--Teachers at Indiana State Teachers Association's Convention (1882)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,302 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Friday, July 11, 2014

June 2014 Indiana Genealogist Added To IGS Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added the June 2014 issue of Indiana Genealogist, the quarterly publication for our members, to the IGS Records section of the Members Only area.

This issue includes:
  • A recap of the soldiers honored by the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana
  • Indiana's soldiers' homes
  • Early schools of Delaware County
  • A brief history of Bloomington's postal services
  • An unusual source for death records from the 1830's
  • Brief records from Allen, Decatur, Dubois, Hendricks, Marion, Miami, Ohio, Putnam, Randolph, Switzerland, Vigo and Whitley counties
  • "Always A Hoosier" entries
The issue is available for download in its regular size, as well as in a compressed version for slower Internet connections.

The quarterly is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members. Members have access to issues going back to 2010.

IGS Adds Goshen College Database To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Goshen College to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Graduates of Goshen College, Goshen (1916-1917)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,301 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

IGS Adds 5 Daviess County School Records Databases To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 5 databases about a Daviess County school to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Selected Alumni of Washington High School, Daviess County, Indiana (1932)
--Students of Washington High School, Daviess County, Indiana (1932)
--Teachers of Washington High School, Daviess County, Indiana (1932)
--Veale Township and Washington Township Students at Washington High School, Daviess County, Indiana (1932)
--World War I Veterans from Washington High School, Daviess County, Indiana (1932)

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,300 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hammond Library To Discuss Resources for Indiana Genealogy Research

The Hammond Public Library in Lake County will hold a free class, "Resources for Indiana Genealogists," on Saturday, July 12 at 10 am Central in the library's Lois Bell Room. Marlene Polster, President of the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society and the Indiana County Genealogist for Lake County, will present various resources for genealogy researchers looking for records about Lake County and Indiana in general.

The class is free and no registration is necessary - for more information, please contact Mary Schons - phone (219) 931-5100 extension 327.

IGS Adds Putnam County 1913 Tax List To Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about Putnam County property taxpayers to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Property Taxpayers in Putnam County, Indiana (1913)

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,295 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Genealogical Society of Marion County To Discuss Civil War Research

The Genealogical Society of Marion County will meet this Saturday, July 12 from 1 to 3 pm at their library in Indianapolis (9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis IN). Ron Darrah will present a program on Civil War genealogy research, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The meeting is free and open to the public - refreshments will be served.