Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Query: Rose Hill Cemetery, Noble County

      My name is Sue. I live in the N. E. part of Illinois.  I am inquiring, if by chance, you might know who I can contact for Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, Noble County, Indiana.

       Any help you may have is greatly appreciated. Thank You

Sue J           


Query: Milton Reynolds, Henry County

            I am researching my Reynolds line in Indiana. While researching my gggrandmother, Anna Reynolds Thomas, I came across a 2012 edition of The Indiana Genealogist which featured an article on The Mysterious Milton Reynolds.

            In the article, it mentions that he was living in Jefferson Co, Indiana, and married to Nancy. Are you aware of the Milton Reynolds (married to Nancy) in Henry County? He is listed in the Quaker Hopewell Meeting Minutes. He is a son of Daniel Reynolds and Margaret Morris. (I am trying to ascertain whether Daniel and Margaret are my Anna's parents. So far, no luck.)

            I thought I would pass this along in case you had not found this Milton. Henry and Jefferson Counties are not very far from one another.

Dottie Reynolds

4724 Coker Street

Columbia, SC  29206

Query: William Osborn, Boonville, Indiana

            I have a copy of the U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 showing William Osborn who served in the Revolutionary War, died 5 Apr 1835, and was buried on a farm in Boonville, Indiana. A Mrs. Forsythe of Newburgh, Indiana applied for a military marker on 30 July 1935.

            Would you have any records on where William Osborn was buried in the area.

BIRTH 10 JAN 1764 • North Carolina, USA DEATH 5 APR 1835 • Troy, Fountain, Indiana, United States (my 5th great-grandfather.)

            I would like to see his grave when I am back in the area, I grew up in Hoopeston, Illinois and have been researching my father's side - Etherton.  Thank you for any information you may have.  I did check the list of Revolutionary War Veterans who are buried in the state of Indiana compiled by the Inidana Society NSDAR and did not find him there. 

Christine Etherton Ruth

4704 W. 11th Street

Greeley, CO 80634

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Announcing New County Genealogists for Jay and Monroe Counties

The Indiana Genealogical Society is pleased to announce two new Indiana County Genealogists: Megan MacDonald for Monroe County and Janice Stucky for Jay County.

Megan MacDonald is the research Librarian at the Monroe County History Center's Genealogy Library and has lived in Monroe County for 12 years. She has worked for the Indiana University Archives and Libraries where she became well-versed with the families associated with Indiana University and Bloomington. Megan is also a part of the African American Committee, and works with the county for the Bicentennial, researching the early African American families and their contribution to Monroe County.

Contact information for Megan MacDonald is 922 W. Howe, Bloomington, IN 47403; e-mail memeacdon@gmail.com.

Janice Stucky has lived in Jay county all her life and has been the librarian at the Jay County Historical Society since 2003. She helped to write the textbook that third-graders use to do their history projects. Janice has also compiled two books of materials from information found in the Dunkirk and Pennville libraries. Janice can be contacted through the Jay County Historical Society, 903 E. Main Street, Portland, IN 47371; phone (260) 726-7168 or by e-mail at research@jaycountyhistory.org.

About Indiana County Genealogists

Indiana County Genealogists (ICGs) coordinate Indiana Genealogical Society’s genealogical information and activities in their county, working with the local genealogical and historical societies, as well as other genealogical organizations, individuals, and repositories. They serve as the contact person for in- and out-of-state  researcher members as well as non-members, to help them accomplish their research goals in their county.

You can find a list of all Indiana County Genealogists and their contact information on the IGS website.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Research Tip: How to Find More Indiana Marriages on FamilySearch

There are more than 3 million records in FamilySearch's collection "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007" (and IGS is proud to be involved with indexing that collection!) But did you know that not every county is included in that collection yet? What's more, that collection doesn't even have all of the marriage records that FamilySearch has digitized! Here's how to find more.

The "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007" collection is available through the Historical Records section on FamilySearch. (Hover over the Search tab, then click on Records. You'll find a link to "Browse all published collections.") When you get into the collection, you can click "Browse through images," which will give you a list of the counties that are included. As of October 2017, it includes 70 of Indiana's 92 counties.

But there are other digitized records available on FamilySearch. To find them, go through the Catalog. (Click on Search, then click on Catalog.)

For best results, type the name of the county, pause, and then select the place from the list of choices that will appear. (If that doesn't work, type in United States, Indiana, <name of county>.)

Grant County isn't included in the "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007" collection, but when you go into the FamilySearch Catalog and search for Grant County, you'll see several listings under the subject heading "Vital Records." Two of them are from the Grant County Circuit Court:
  • Marriage licenses, Grant County, Indiana, 1840-1919 and Returns of marriages, 1882-1946
  • Marriage records, Circuit Court, Grant County, Indiana, 1831-1955. 
When you click on a title, you'll see its availability. 

The camera icon with the key over it means that these records have been digitized, but can only be viewed from a Family History Center or from a FamilySearch affiliate library. Family History Centers are free to use, but sometimes have limited hours. If your local Center isn't open when you're available to do research, check to see if your local public library is an affiliate.