Thursday, January 10, 2019

IGS Scanner Training, Monday, Jan 14

Indiana Genealogical Society 

Scanner Training Session

Monday, January 14  10am to 2pm

Genealogical Society of Marion County Library

9370 E. Washington St, Indianapolis


Learn Archival-Quality Scanning Using Original Probate Records


RSVP By Sunday Evening to rdarrah@att.net

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Query: Charles Murtain Babcock, Noble County


            I am trying to track down the parents of my great-grandfather, Charles Murtain Babcock. He was born in July 1852 in Noble County but, apparently, both of his parents died shortly thereafter.  

            According to “Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, Michigan, 1893:  "Charles M. Babcock was born July 17, 1852, in Noble County, Indiana, but . . .  The parents of Mr. Babcock died when he was a few weeks old, and then the helpless little one was given into the tender care of Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Harlow, who were to him as parents."

            According to “Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical,” a Mr. Babcock was one of the first teachers at the school in Northport.  I'm wondering if he was Charles Murtain Babcock's father. I have no idea if he was married, however.

            Any assistance you can offer would be deeply appreciated.





Jim Martin-Schramm

Professor of Religion

Luther College

Decorah, IA  52101

(563) 387-1251 


Query: James/John Arbuckle, Rush/Bartholomew Counties


            Looking for records/documents proving "family connection" between father-JAMES ARBUCKLE (wife-Susannah Bland) & son-JOHN ARBUCKLE (wife- Margaret Mary Stucker). Any help in obtaining records stating father/son relationship would be greatly appreciated: church records, James's probate/will intestate & probate packet, land deeds, newspaper, etc.

            JAMES Arbuckle - b. abt. 1766 Augusta Co, VA; d. Jan. 1, 1845 Rush Co, IN; bur. Homer, Rush Co., IN- Hurst Cemetery.; (wife- Susannah Bland)

            JOHN Arbuckle- b. abt. 1791, Franklin Co, KY; d.  Nov. 26, 1853 Haw Creek, Bartholomew Co, IN; bur. Hartsville Bapt. Cemetery. (wife-Margaret Mary Stucker)



Eileen Cox

3212 SW Atwood Ave.

Topeka, KS  66614



Monday, December 31, 2018

IGS New Year's Scanning Resolution

Now is a good time to assist the Indiana Genealogical Society with the Hendricks County Probate Project. 

It's also a good time to pick up a significant scanning skill set. 

We will train you in an archival scanning program 

that you can use in many local digitization projects. 

Sound like a win-win? You bet! 

Volunteer for this IGS project at queries@indgensoc.org now. 

You'll be glad you made this New Year's Resolution!!