Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Databases and New Milestone: 6 for 92!

You have ancestors all across Indiana. So do we! That's why we are proud to announce a new milestone:

6 for 92!

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has at least 6 databases for each of Indiana's 92 counties! The two databases that put us there are two from Spencer County:

An index of 133 residents of various towns in Spencer County who attended Indiana State Normal School between 1874 and 1897, as listed in the school’s annual catalogs. Indiana State Normal School was formed in 1865 for the training of teachers, and it later changed its named to Indiana State University.

An index of 30 Spencer County veterans, wives and widows who were staying at the Indiana State Soldiers’ Home between 1902 and 1916, as listed in the home’s annual reports. The home was built in 1896 to care for Indiana veterans, as well as their wives and widows. Admissions were based on a quota system for each county, proportional to its population. This database includes their age, birthplace, details of military service and any medical conditions.

Both of these are Members-Only databases. IGS members can use them after they log in. (Not an IGS member? Join today!)

Explore what records IGS has available. With more than 1,500 databases on the site, you're sure to find something to help your Hoosier research. 

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