Monday, February 17, 2020

Query: WW2 Uniform Item, St. Joseph County


             I am a French historian from Normandy. Sharon Whetstone from Old Jail Museum gave me your address.

            I found recently a WW2 military trouser with a name and a serial number written on : "Gilmer" It was Howard R Gilmer, coming from St Joseph County, Indiana. I’ve seen you have some Gilmer on your city... Maybe some of his descendants ?

            Could you help me to contact them or to have more information about this man ?

Thank you.

Mathieu Delamotte.

CIDIG (Central Indiana DNA Interest Group) Upcoming Events

Central Indiana DNA Interest Group has the following DNA events scheduled for February and March. Information can be found at  Event registration URL's also listed below.  .

Saturday, February 22, 2020; Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers, IN; 10 - 11:30 am
Topic:  Working Your DNA Matches at 23andMe 
Andrea Ackermann will discuss how to get the most out of your DNA Relatives Match list on 23andMe, including how to organize matches, trace shared DNA segments, and customize your profile in order to get responses from your genetic cousins. Event is free.

Saturday, March 7, 2020; Johnson County Public Library - White River Branch, Greenwood, IN; 10 am - 12 noon
Topic:  DNA Discussion Goup
Denise Anderson-Decina will moderate a discussion on "When Your DNA Results Don't Match Your Genealogy Research".  Share your experiences with discovering and resolving surprise or unknown DNA matches.  Event is free; register for the event at:

Saturday, March 14, 2020; Indiana State Library; Indianapolis, IN; by appointment only
DNA One-on-One Consultations.  Free 20-minute consultations.  Reservations required.  Email requests for appointments by Friday, March 6 to
Please include a brief description of your question and a summary of your DNA testing.
Saturday, March 21, 2020; Anderson Public Library, Anderson, IN; 1 - 4:30 pm
Topic:  DNA Workshop
Central Indiana DNA Interest Group speakers Ann Raymont, Angela Guntz, and Steven Frank will present a DNA Workshop covering the basics of DNA testing and genetic genealogy.  Participants will learn about the types of tests and different companies, how to understand and interpret results, and how to use the results to help solve mysteries in their own genealogy research.  Event is free.

Saturday, March 28, 2020; Hamilton East Public Library - Noblesville, IN; 9am - 12 noon
Topic:  One-on-One DNA Consultations
CIDIG DNA experts will be providing free 20-minute one-on-one consultations on DNA questions.  To sign up for a consultation, please send an email to:  Please include a brief description of your question and a summary of your DNA testing.
Please let me know if you have any questions about these events. 
Thanks, Denise Anderson-Decina
317-372-6382 cell