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 now. 

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Query: Lester Driggers, Vanderburgh County

                 I am presently researching the fate of the 40 heavy bomber crews of the 8th USAAF who did not return to their bases in England after their mission over Germany on June 21, 1944. My aim is to write a book about these men; my third about the war in the air over Europe 1940-1945. You can check my credentials by visiting the Amazon web site under my name.

             2Lt. Lester R. Driggers was the co-pilot aboard a B-17 bomber of the 351st Bomb Group. Their target on that day was Berlin, Germany. The bomber was having engine trouble after bombs away and the pilot headed for neutral Sweden where they safely landed at Bulltofta air field. The whole crew was interned.

            In 1944, Lester R. Driggers’ parents lived in Evansville, Indiana. Unfortunately, I have no other details. As I would very much like to include Lester’s story in my new book, I seek contact with him or with members of his family who may still be living in Evansville, Indiana. I hope that you can help me in my search.

            Your kind assistance in this matter will be highly appreciated.

John Meurs

Nauenstrasse 24d

CH-8632 Tann


Query: James Cook, Vanderburgh County

            I am trying to do some family research on my father's family and have hit a dead end in Indiana. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather was James Cook, born about 23 Mar 1820 in  Vanderburg County, Indiana.

            I have not been able to identify either of his parents or any siblings. Do you have any tips for researching individuals around that time in southern Indiana? Thanks!

Taylor Cook

5413 Evans Avenue

Austin, Texas 78751

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lineage Societies Deadline December 31

If you are planning to submit an application to either the 
Civil War Society of Indiana, 
or the 
Territorial Guard Society of Indiana
keep in mind that your application
 must be postmarked 
no later than Monday, December 31, 2018.

Just a little heads up!