Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today St. Louis, Tomorrow Indiana?

The below article was posted Tuesday by Dick Eastman on his EOGN newsletter. I immediately pictured the Indiana State Archives being featured in a similar article in the near future. Since the Archives collection is in a rickety building at the far end of its service life, which was never intended to be a secure archival structure, a fire at that location would be a disaster beyond imagining. Do you think the Indiana Legislature ever reads the fire statistics? Do you think the legislators can add 2 + 2?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Query: Mateus Maryak, Lake or Vigo Counties

           This is a long shot for sure.  My grandfather Mateusz Mariak in Poland, and Mateus Maryak when he came to the United States, arrived here in 1907 and lived for some time in Philadelphia 

            A story from my grandfather and uncle identifies that Mateus went to Gary, Indiana, or Terre Haute, Indiana, and became partners in either a haberdashery or Dry Goods store (on a corner lot in Gary per my grandmother). 

            Are there any resources that might indicate some type of business ownership approximately between 1907 and 1917?  By 1920 he was already living again in Pennsylvania.  Thanks in advance.

Gerard Maryak

970 Fifth Street

North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Query: George F. Miller, Decatur County

            Hi,  Do you have a collection of obituaries?  Or do you know where I might find one for George F Miller who died in 1929 in Greensburg (Decatur County)? Thanks for your help.

Andrea Betts

Sequim, WA>

Query: Susan/Susannah Gilaspy/Gillespie, Clay County

            I am trying to locate records regarding my four times great-grandmother Susan or Susannah Austin Gilaspy (Gillespie).  She died in Clay County, Indiana in 1880, but I have not been able to locate a death record for her. 

            I am trying to establish that her parents are Hannah Doty Austin and Aaron Austin.  Thank you!

Denise Gillespie Blair

1783 Bay Leaf Drive

Saratoga Springs, UT, 84045