Monday, March 9, 2015

IGS Appoints Three New Indiana County Genealogists

The Indiana Genealogical Society appoints qualified individuals to be an Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) for each of the 92 counties in Indiana. Indiana County Genealogists act as a liaison between the IGS District Director representing that area and the local societies and individuals in that county. This statewide network is dedicated to preserving and making accessible all the historical family records of Indiana. The Indiana County Genealogist will coordinate the Society’s genealogical information and activities in their county, working with the local genealogical and historical societies, as well as other genealogical organizations, individuals, and repositories.

IGS is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Indiana County Genealogists:

Kathleen Rausch
Kathleen A. Rausch of Berne, Indiana. Kathleen has been the Administrator Assistant of the Heritage Room of the Berne Public Library for the past 6 years; she has lived in Adams County for 39 years. Kathleen helps patrons researching their ancestry using materials that are available at the Heritage Room. She is involved with preserving the history of Adams County, Indiana.

Contact her:
Kathleen A. Rausch
Heritage Room
Berne Public Library
166 N. Sprunger St.
Berne, IN 46711

Roberta Martin of Zionsville, Indiana. Roberta has been doing genealogy since 1997. She is a volunteer with the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, organizing and creating finding aids for their Archive. She is also the Staff Genealogist. She knows all her hard work will help future family historians.

Contact her:
Roberta Martin
9710 Bellflower Dr.
Zionsville, IN 46077

Heather Allen
Heather Allen of Wabash, Indiana. She has worked for the Wabash County Historical Society for 14 years. Among her duties was helping them in the move of their collection. Heather has taken classes on historical markers and headstones, as well as preservation of photographs and two dimensional objects. She was chosen as the first Associate County Historian in Indiana under the Associate County Historian program. Heather is Vice President of the largest 1812 re-enactment in the United States: Mississinewa 1812 Battlefield Society. She has been recreating local war history since a child. She currently is working with the Wabash County Museum and is in charge of volunteers and paid staff along with patrons on a daily bases. She has transcribed several items of local history and hopes to continue digitizing and sustaining the original collection.

Contact her:
Heather Allen
Archives Dept.
Wabash County Historical Museum/Wabash Carnegie Public Library Archives
36 E. Market St.
Wabash, IN 46992

You can find contact information for all of the Indiana County Genealogists on the IGS website

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