Saturday, November 14, 2015

IGS Appoints 4 New County Genealogists

At its recent board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society board approved the appointment of 4 new Indiana County Genealogists. They are:

Dearborn County

Cassandra (Cassie) Blankenhorn
Cassie has been working on her research since 2000 after moving to Dearborn County, IN. She spent time in the Lawrenceburg Public Library researching, and then becoming a volunteer. She now works for as a Genealogy Assistant for the Dearborn County historian. Her duties include working with local and out-of-state patrons to find information on their Dearborn county Roots. Cassie is also a board member of the Dearborn County Historical Society.

Contact her:
Cassie Blankenhorn
1199 Campground Dr.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Cassie is replacing Joyce Baer as the Dearborn County ICG. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Joyce for her work in that role.

Floyd County

Nancy Strickland
Nancy started working on her own genealogy back in 1977, after watching the TV show Roots. She is now working in the Indiana Room at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and volunteering at the local Family History Center. She enjoys teaching beginning genealogy class and demonstrating the use of maps and abstracts presentation with co-sponsored Indiana Landmarks.

Contact her:
Nancy Strickland
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 W. Spring St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Hancock County

Paul McNeil 
Paul McNeil works for the Hancock County Public Library in which he is in charge of the Indiana/Hanock History Room. Paul received his Masters of Library Science degree from the Indiana University, specializing in archives and records management. He also hold a B.A. from Ball State University in History.

Early this year Paul was award the IGS Library Staff Educational Scholarship, He was able to attend a Genealogy Library Services course through the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is also the project director for a 2015 LSTA digitization grant, in which a number of microfilmed newspapers will be digitized and added to the Hoosier State Chronicles.

Contact him:
Paul McNeil

Hancock County Public Library
900 West McKenzie Road
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone (317) 462-5141 ext. 231

Henry County

Amanda Clark
Amanda is a member of several genealogical societies including IGS, German Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the Hamilton County Ohio Genealogical Society. She has volunteered to work on projects for the Henry County Historical Society. She is a contributor and volunteer. Amanda also belongs to the Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of the DAR

Amanda has also organized the Blue River Valley Genealogy Society this year.

Contact her:
Amanda Clark
1318 Linden Drive
New Castle, IN 47362

About the 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. You can find a listing of all of the Indiana County Genealogists on the IGS website

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