Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Databases: Brown and Wayne County, Boilermakers, Coal Miners and More

From coal miners to female prisoners to Boilermakers to Odd Fellows -- there's a little bit for everyone in the newest databases on the IGS website! Let's see what's new:

FREE Database:

- Directory of Businesses and Landowners, Wayne County, Indiana (1895)
Browsable digital images of listings from an 1895 gazetteer for Wayne County. This database was contributed by Wayne Klusman.

Premium Databases:

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Brown County:
- Index to Will Books for Brown County, Indiana (1845-1957)
An index of 351 entries from Brown County Will Books A, B and C, which cover 1845 through 1957. The index includes the Will Book, page number, and the date of the will. This database was contributed by Randi Richardson.

Indiana University:
- Graduates of Indiana University, Bloomington (1927)
An index of 1,029 students who graduated from Indiana University, as listed in the school's commencement program for June 6, 1927. The index includes the degree they received.

Moores Hill College:
- Graduates of Moores Hill College, Dearborn County, Indiana (1900-1904)
An index of 60 students who graduated from Moores Hill College, as listed in the school's annual catalogs for the 1900-1901 school year through the 1904-1905 school year. The index includes the year they graduated and the degree they received. NOTE: Moores Hill College later became part of the University of Evansville.

Purdue University:
- Students of Purdue University, West Lafayette (1890)
An index of 438 students who were attending Purdue University, as listed in an 1890 souvenir of the school. The index includes their hometowns.

Coal Miners:
--Coal Miners Injured in Indiana (1884-1888)
An index of coal miners who were injured while working in Indiana, as listed in the state mine inspector's annual reports for 1884 through 1888. The index includes the date they were injured, a description of their injuries, the name of the coal mine and its county.

Fraternal Organizations:
- Members of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Who Died in Indiana (1852-1859)
Browsable digital images of listings of members who died, as listed in semi-annual reports of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. This database was contributed by Ron Darrah.

- Prisoners Pardoned from Indiana Women's Prison, Indianapolis (1878-1881)
An index of female prisoners sentenced to the Indiana Women's Prison who were later pardoned, as listed in the institution's annual report for 1881. The listing includes the crime they were convicted of, the amount of their sentence, how long they served, and the date they were pardoned.

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