Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
We hope all is going well with you! I just learned we published 544,802 names of people who were married in Indiana based on the indexing which has been done by members of your Society and others. As you can see from below, we now have almost four million names of people who are in the marriage records – note the total was updated on Aug 9th .
Thank you for all you are doing! We are not finished yet, there is more indexing yet to be done.
We are starting to take pictures in various counties in Indiana using a contractor because we do not want to slow down the effort. While we normally work with volunteers, they are not allowed to serve at this point in time because of COVID.
We are starting in Miami, Shelby, Howard, Wayne, Switzerland, Sullivan, Clay, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Knox, and Boone counties. We hope the local county society members will be able to assist in doing the document preparation work in these counties.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
John de Jong, AG®
North America Multi Area Manager, Records Access Division, FamilySearch
Office phone: 801-240-0261
Friday, August 14, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
The Indiana Genealogical Society regrets to announce the passing of our Clay County Genealogist Joyce Oehler. She will be missed in our genealogy community.
Oehler, 94, of Brazil and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday,
August 5, 2020 at Westminster.
Joyce was born April 6, 1926 in Terre Haute to Alfred Thomas and Geneva Carter Thomas. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil and enjoyed family genealogy as well as being a Clay County Genealogist.
She was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College now known at Indiana State
University where she was Homecoming Queen in 1946. She was a member P.E.O,
Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and a lifetime member of
the Vigo County Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joe Thomas; and husbands, Judge H. Ralph Johnston in 1969 and Robert F. Oehler in 1996. She is survived by daughters, Christina Hann (Lewis) of Torrance, CA, and Cynthia Finley (Steve) of Plano, TX. She is survived by one son, Hal Johnston and his wife Geri of Terre Haute. She is survived by one sister, Jane Gore (Brian Greene) of Valdosta, GA. She is survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Private services are planned. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005
North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 were entrusted with arrangements.
Pastor Gary Scroggins will be officiating. The family has suggested that in
lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Vigo County Historical Society.
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