Tuesday, September 16, 2014

IGS Adds University of Notre Dame Database To Members-Only Area

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

--Graduates of University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame (1870-1872)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,356 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Discuss Cemetery Research

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy workshop on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. The workshop will focus on cemetery research - learn about the various kinds of cemeteries, what records are available, what the symbols on tombstones mean and how to take photos of tombstones.

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 contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 770-3206.

IGS Adds Blackford County Funeral Home Records Database to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a database about a Blackford County funeral home to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Records of Baumgardner Funeral Home, Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana (1907-1916)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,354 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

IGS Adds 2 Indianapolis Law School Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 databases about an Indianapolis law school to the College Records section of our Members Only area:

--Faculty of Benjamin Harrison Law School, Indianapolis (1931)
--Students of Benjamin Harrison Law School, Indianapolis (1931)

NOTE: Benjamin Harrison Law School later became part of Indianapolis University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,353 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS War of 1812 Match Challenge at 20% of Goal

The Indiana Genealogical Society's match challenge for the digitizing of War of 1812 pension files has now reached 20%. Thank you to all who have contributed! This match challenge seeks to raise $1,816 in donations (in honor of 1816, the year of Indiana statehood) - when we reach $1,816, IGS will match that with another $2,016 (in honor of the year of Indiana's bicentennial). Thanks to the participation of other organizations, that $3,832 will end up being $30,656 - enough to digitize some 60,000 pages of documents.

HOW TO DONATE:
Donate online through the IGS website, or mail your check payable to Indiana Genealogical Society (please indicate "War of 1812 donation" in the memo line) to:

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

IGS Adds Wabash County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Alumni of Wabash High School, Wabash County, Indiana (1872-1934)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,351 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds Crawford County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Crawford County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Crawford County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,350 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

IGS Adds Wayne County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Students of Hagerstown High School, Wayne County, Indiana (1923)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,349 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds DeKalb County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Students of Butler High School, DeKalb County, Indiana (1915)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,348 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds Pulaski County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Students of Winamac High School, Pulaski County, Indiana (1920)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,347 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hamilton County Library to Discuss Funeral Home Records

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a genealogy roundtable on Tuesday, October 14 from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in the library's genealogy classroom. The group will discuss how to locate funeral home records and how you can use them to find further information. You are invited to bring your questions and share your own experiences.

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

IGS Adds Clay County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Clay County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Clay County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,346 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds Shelby County School Records Database to Members-Only Area

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

--Alumni of Morristown High School, Shelby County, Indiana (1908-1916)

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,345 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IGS Adds Elkhart County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Elkhart County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Elkhart County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,344 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds 2 Kosciusko County School Records Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 databases about a Kosciusko County school to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students in Common Schools, Wayne Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana (1889)
--Students in Common Schools, Wayne Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana (1893)

NOTE: A common school went up to 8th grade.

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,343 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

IGS Adds Delaware County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Delaware County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Delaware County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

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

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,341 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Goshen Library To Demonstrate Scanning

The Goshen Public Library (601 S. 5th St., Goshen IN) will host a how-to session for scanning on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 pm. Bring a genealogy document, photo, slide or negative to be scanned and a USB flash drive to put them on. For more information, please contact Young Snodgrass - young.snodgrass@frontier.com.

Mishawaka Library To Hold Genealogy Roundtable

The Mishawaka Public Library (209 Lincolnway E., Mishawaka IN 46544) will hold a genealogy roundtable on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm. Researchers are welcome to come chat about their experiences working on their family history. For more information, please contact Deanna Juday - d.juday@mphpl.org.

IGS Adds 2 Blackford County School Records Databases to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 2 databases about a Blackford County school to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Students of Montpelier High School, Blackford County, Indiana (1942)
--Teachers of Montpelier High School, Blackford County, Indiana (1942)

These are premium databases, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,340 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hamilton County Library To Demonstrate Ancestry.com Library Edition

The Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville will hold a computer workshop on how to use Ancestry.com Library Edition on Wednesday, September 24 from 9:30 am to noon in the library's computer training lab. In this "hands-on" workshop, you will learn how to effectively search the databases in Ancestry.com Library Edition. You will also have time to do your own research. Indiana librarians can receive LEU credits for attending.

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 contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 770-3206.

IGS Appoints County Genealogist for Cass County

The Indiana Genealogical Society welcomes Alice Moeloa as the Indiana County Genealogist for Cass County. She was appointed by the IGS board at their August meeting. Alice is serving as president of the Cass County Genealogical Society. She also volunteers at the Cass County Clerk's office, helping them answer their research requests.

If you have questions about Cass County research, please contact her at amoeloa@yahoo.com.

About ICG
Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) is a program of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Its goal is to appoint qualified individuals to represent each of the 92 counties in Indiana. The ICG promotes genealogical and historical research and education within the county, is familiar with the genealogical records and repositories in the county, is aware of record retention policies and issues and acts as a resource person for those doing research in the county.

If you would like to apply to be an Indiana County Genealogist for your area, please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/county_genealogists.php

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wabash County Genealogical Society To Discuss Social Media in Genealogy

The Wabash County Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 15 at the Winchester Senior Center in Wabash. Lisa Ellam, North Central District Director for the Indiana Genealogical Society, will discuss how to learn more about genealogy through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). She will also talk about the condition of America Cemetery in Lafontaine.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

LaPorte County Genealogical Society to Honor Early Settlers

The LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm at the LaPorte Parks Department Headquarters (250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte IN). The society will honor individuals who have proved their descent from the earliest settlers of LaPorte County. The meeting is free and open to the public.

IGS Appoints County Genealogist for St. Joseph County

The Indiana Genealogical Society welcomes Nichelle Barra as the Indiana County Genealogist for St. Joseph County. She was appointed by the IGS board at their August meeting. Nichelle volunteers with the South Bend Area Genealogical Society on their indexing of St. Joseph County's death records. She also belongs to the Twigs From the Tree of Life genealogy group. Nichelle has completed the National Genealogical Society's home study course, and is now taking the Boston University's online Genealogical Research Program.

If you have questions about St. Joseph County research, please contact her at barragenealogy@gmail.com.

About ICG
Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) is a program of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Its goal is to appoint qualified individuals to represent each of the 92 counties in Indiana. The ICG promotes genealogical and historical research and education within the county, is familiar with the genealogical records and repositories in the county, is aware of record retention policies and issues and acts as a resource person for those doing research in the county.

If you would like to apply to be an Indiana County Genealogist for your area, please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/county_genealogists.php

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Allen County Genealogical Society's Genealogy Technology Group To Meet

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana's Genealogy Technology Group will meet on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm in Meeting Room B of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. There will be a roundtable discussion of computer-related questions, and the public is welcome.

Jeannie Regan-Dinius To Speak About Indiana Cemeteries at Grant County Library

Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indiana Department of Natural Resources will present a session about Indiana cemeteries on Wednesday, October 1 at 6 pm in Meeting Room B of the Marion Public Library. Regan-Dinius will discuss various topics, including the law regarding preservation of cemeteries.

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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Grant County Library To Discuss Tombstone Decorations

Author and photographer John Bower will present a session on cemetery sculptures on Thursday, September 25 at 6 pm in Meeting Room B of the Marion Public Library. Decorations portraying angels, mourners and saints will be among those featured.

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.

Goshen Historical Society To Hold Cemetery Tour in Elkhart County

The Goshen Historical Society and the Elkhart Civic Theater will give a tour of Oakridge Cemetery in Goshen on Saturday, September 20 at 1 pm and 3 pm. Actors from the Elkhart Civic Theater will portray historic figures from Goshen. The tours will be given at 1 pm and 3 pm, and the cost is $5 per person. You must pre-register by September 18 - to reserve your spot, please phone (574) 535-6458.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Elkhart County Genealogical Society To Discuss Find A Grave

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, September 18 at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (200 E. Beardsley, Elkhart, IN). Anita Rodgers will present a program on how to use the Find A Grave website and how to contribute information on your ancestors.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Allen County Genealogical Society To Discuss What's New at Genealogy Center

The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will meet on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 pm in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Curt Witcher will present a program on what's new at the library's Genealogy Center. This meeting is free and open to the public - gathering time is 6:30 pm and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Elkhart County Genealogical Society To Offer Beginning Genealogy Class

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society is offering a free class on how to begin to research your family history on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 3 pm. The class will be held at the Elkhart County Historical Museum in Bristol and participants may bring their own lunch or visit one of the area restaurants. The class will cover basic techniques for researching and genealogy software will be discussed, as well as free online resources. A follow-up class on Saturday, September 27 will focus on solving problems and getting access to fee-based websites.

The class is free but pre-registration is requested - please contact toliatris875@comcast.net.

Board for Certification of Genealogists Offers Free Webinars

The Board for Certification of Genealogists is offering 2 free webinars to help you become a better genealogist:

  • Monday, September 22 - 8 pm Eastern - Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, will discuss “Fine Wine in a New Bottle: Guidelines for Effective Research and Family Histories.” Updated, retitled, and reorganized, the genealogy standards first published in 2000 are now available in a new edition (see http://www.bcgcertification.org/resources/standard.html for more). ThIS webinar will describe the changes and what they mean for all family historians. Dr. Jones teaches at three genealogy institutes, co-edits the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is the author of Mastering Genealogical Proof.
  • Wednesday, October 15 - 8 pm Eastern - Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, will explain “Kinship Determination: From Generation to Generation.” Requirement 7 of the BCG certification application asks for a Kinship Determination Project in which the applicant writes a three-generation narrative and explains how the relationships are documented. All genealogists do this regularly while placing relatives with their appropriate connections in the family tree. A familiar speaker at conferences across the country, Russell will coordinate the Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis course at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research in 2015.

To sign up for these webinars, please visit the BCG blog - http://bcgcertification.org/blog/2014/08/bcg-announces-new-webinar-series.