Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Danville library to discuss horse harnesses

The Danville library will hold a free program about horse harnesses on Saturday, July 27 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. Dr. Willis Parker, a retired veterinarian, will show some items from his collection of harnesses for draft horses.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

42 probate packets from 1825 through 1898 digitized

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added 42 Hendricks County probate packets to their website for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans from 1825 through 1898. They were sorted and digitized by volunteers - if you live in central Indiana and would like to help with this project, please contact project coordinator Ron Darrah (rdarrah@att.net).

The 42 digitized probate packets are:

Hodson, Joseph (1855) – estate
Hodson, Josiah (1853) – estate
Hoerner, Jacob (1883) – estate
Hoerner, Lydia A. (1884) – estate
Hogate, Charles F. (1874) – estate
Holcomb, Aubrey W. (1878) – guardianship of a minor
Hollingsworth, Hannah T. (1882) – estate
Hollingsworth, Mary (1847) – estate
Homan, Aaron (1879) – estate
Hooker, William (1856) - estate
Hooten, Thomas (1879) – estate
Hopper, Levi (1854) - estate
Hopwood, Moses (1869) – estate
Hornaday, Anna (1883) – guardianship of a minor
Hornaday, Edwin H., Enos C., Edom M. & Elizabeth (1855) - guardianship of minors
Hornaday, John E. (1883) - estate
Hornaday, Samantha J., William A., Sarah A. & Louisa F. (1866) – guardianship of minors
Hornaday, Simon (1880) - estate
Horne, Henry (1895) – estate
Howe, Franklin Edward (1874) – guardianship of a minor
Howe, Samuel (1871) – estate
Howell, Thomas (1875) – estate
Huddleston, Hiram (1880) – estate
Huddleston, Oliver (1846) – estate
Hufford, David J. (1898) – estate
Hufford, Joel (1881) – estate
Hulsizer, John (1875) – guardianship of an unsound mind
Hults, Abigail (1829) – estate
Hunt, Albert M. (1856) – estate
Hunt, Amiel (1870) – estate
Hunt, Charles F., Emery & Jessie R. (1871) – guardianship of minors
Hunt, Charles T. (1886) – estate
Hunt, Chase (1882) – guardianship of a minor
Hunt, Eleazer (1847) – estate
Hunt, Ira, Rachel, William, David, Beulah & Joshua (1850) - guardianship of minors
Hunt, Ithamer (1851) – estate
Hussey, Thomas (1858) – estate
Irons, John (1864) – estate
Irons, Thomas (1864) – estate

Friday, June 28, 2019

Danville library's genealogy group to discuss divorce records

The Danville library's Genealogy Nuts genealogy group will meet on Monday, July 8 at 1 pm in the library's program room on the ground floor. Meredith Thompson will give a presentation on "Divorce: A 19th Century Epidemic". The presentation will give an introduction to American divorce records and some of the online resources available for locating a divorce case. It will touch on the history of divorce in the United States and identify areas that became known as “divorce mills” because of their willingness to grant quick divorces – including Indianapolis.

Guests are welcome - no registration is required. For more information, call the library at (317) 745-2604.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

68 probate packets from 1835 through 1897 digitized

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added 68 Hendricks County probate packets to their website for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans from 1835 through 1897. They were sorted and digitized by volunteers - if you live in central Indiana and would like to help with this project, please contact project coordinator Ron Darrah (rdarrah@att.net).

The 68 digitized probate packets are:

Hardwick, Rhoda (1875) - estate
Harlan, Enoch (1840) – estate
Harlan, Stephen (1859) - estate
Harlow, John (1878) – estate
Harner, William M. (1839) - estate
Harris, Joshua (1873) – estate
Harrison, Jasper (1875) – estate
Harrison, Iva E., Oscar W., Ady B. & William (1874) - guardianship of minors
Harrison, John W., Sylvina E., Margaret S. & William A. (1875) – guardianship of minors
Harrison, Thomas (1846) – estate
Harper, Frances (1868) – guardianship of a minor
Harrod, John (1883) – estate
Harvey, Amos (1875) – estate
Harvey, Elwood (1859) - estate
Harvey, James H., Mary E. & George A. (1876) – guardianship of minors
Harvey, Robert (1871) – estate
Harsh, Stephen C. (1879) - estate
Hawkins, James W. (1889) – estate
Hawkins, Jehu (1887) – estate
Haynes, Eugene & Asa (1876) - guardianship of minors
Haworth, Emma J. & James S. (1869) - guardianship of minors
Haworth/Hayworth, William (1849) – estate
Hayworth, Melissa (1886) – estate
Hazelrigg, William H. or F. (1844) – estate
Heaven/Heavin, Sarah Jane (1859) – estate
Hedge, William (1835) – estate
Helton, Jeremiah (1896) – estate
Helton, Joseph (1879) – estate
Helton, Nancy & George J. (1866) - guardianship of minors
Helton/Hylton, Nancy R., Allen J. & Hannah S. (1878) - guardianship of minors
Henderson, Thomas (1839) – estate
Hendricks, Jesse (1874) – estate
Hendrickson, Matilda F., James, Samuel, Joshua & Ruama (1870) - guardianship of minors
Henley, Jesse M. (1876) – estate
Henley, Martha (1881) – estate
Henry, James W. & McCrosky, Mary E. (1852) - guardianship of minors
Henson, Henry, Alice & William (1877) - guardianship of minors
Hiatt, Jacob (1840) – guardianship of a minor
Hicks, Anna Laura & John Carlos (1872) - guardianship of minors
Higgins, Hellen (1874) – estate
Higgins, Samuel (1854) – estate
Higgins, William A. (1862) – estate
Hill, Abram C. (1879) – estate
Hill, Charles (1880) – guardianship of a minor
Hill, Rowland H. (1881) - guardianship of a minor
Hill, Samuel (1897) – estate
Hiller, Francis M. (1877) - guardianship of a minor
Hitt, Samuel (1856) – estate
Hoadley, Asa T. (1857) – estate
Hockett, Adaline & Addison (1859) – guardianship of minors
Hockett, Catharine (1881) - estate
Hockett, Enoch C. (1879) – guardianship of an unsound mind
Hockett, Eunice J. (1882) - estate
Hockett, Jesse C. (1884) – estate
Hockett, Jesse M. (1851) - estate
Hockett, Moses (1859) - estate
Hockett, Nancy (1880) – estate
Hodge, Alexander (1854) – estate
Hodson, Albert N. (1885) – estate
Hodson, Benjamin W. (1853) – estate
Hodson, Eli (1867) - estate
Hodson, Eli W. (1874) – estate
Hodson, Elizabeth J. (1886) – guardianship of an unsound mind
Hodson, Elwood J. (1866) - guardianship of a minor
Hodson, Jesse (1837) – estate
Hodson, Jesse W. (1878) – estate
Hodson, Mahala Emaline, Henry Dillon, John Nelson & Walter Oliver (1863) - guardianship of minors
Hodson, Rachel W., Josiah W., Jesse W. & George W. (1854) - guardianship of minors

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Danville library to discuss Indiana's mineral spas

The Danville library will hold a free program, "Healing Waters: Mineral Spas in Indiana" on Thursday, June 13 at 1:30 pm in the library's program room on the ground floor. Monique Howell from the Indiana State Library will discuss the mineral springs and spa craze that developed in Indiana in the 19th and 20th centuries, including French Lick and West Baden and Hendricks County's own Cartersburg.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Danville library's genealogy group to hold pitch-in luncheon

The Danville library's Genealogy Nuts genealogy group will meet on Monday, June 10 at noon in the library's program room on the ground floor. There will be a pitch-in luncheon (please bring a side dish or dessert) and afterwards, there will be a show and tell, where you can show a family heirloom or tell about a triumph in your genealogy research.

Guests are welcome - no registration is required. For more information, call the library at (317) 745-2604.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Danville library to discuss DNA testing

The Danville library will hold a free program, "Ancestry DNA & Me" on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. Steve Smith from the library's Indiana Room will talk about Ancestry.com's DNA tests and explain what DNA matches and ethnicity estimates mean.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.