Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Danville library to host sorting days for Hendricks County probate project

The Danville library will host a series of "sorting days" in December where volunteers can stop by and help sort some of Hendricks County's probate records from the 1800's, in preparation for these records to be digitized by the Indiana Genealogical Society and placed online for free access. No pre-registration is necessary for these sorting days - you can come and work for as little or as long as you like. The dates and times of the sorting days are:

Wednesday, December 5 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Danville library's program room (located on the ground floor).
Wednesday, December 12 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Danville library's program room (located on the ground floor).

If you have any questions about the sorting days, please contact the volunteer coordinator for this project, Darlene Anderson (mdagenealogy@gmail.com).

Monday, November 5, 2018

Danville library to host program about life during World War I

The Danville library will host a program, "World War I from a Different Perspective," on Saturday, November 17 at 1 pm. Tim Macsay and Audrey, volunteers from the Hendricks County Historical Museum, will discuss what life was like during World War I, including how food was rationed and how schools had gardens. Several World War I artifacts from the Hendricks County Historical Museum's collection will also be shown. This program will be held in the library's program room on the ground floor and pre-registration is required - to register online, visit the Events Calendar section of the library's website, or call (317) 745-2604.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Danville library to discuss newspaper research

The Danville library will host a presentation about newspaper research on Monday, November 12 at 1:30 pm in the library's program room on the ground floor. The presentation will be part of the Genealogy Nuts group's monthly meeting. Cindy Rutledge from the library's Indiana Room will talk about how newspapers are often used for finding obituaries, but can be overlooked when it comes to other information they provide. No pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Plainfield library to host sorting days for Hendricks County probate project

The Plainfield library will host a series of "sorting days" in November where volunteers can stop by and help sort some of Hendricks County's probate records from the 1800's, in preparation for these records to be digitized by the Indiana Genealogical Society and placed online for free access. No pre-registration is necessary for these sorting days - you can come and work for as little or as long as you like. The dates and times of the sorting days are:

Friday, November 2 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Plainfield library's McMillan A meeting room (located on the 2nd floor).
Friday, November 9 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Plainfield library's McMillan A meeting room (located on the 2nd floor).
Friday, November 16 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Plainfield library's McMillan A meeting room (located on the 2nd floor).
Friday, November 30 - 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Plainfield library's McMillan A meeting room (located on the 2nd floor).

If you have any questions about the sorting days, please contact the volunteer coordinator for this project, Darlene Anderson (mdagenealogy@gmail.com).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

19 Hendricks County probate packets from 1839 through 1884 digitized

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added 19 Hendricks County probate packets to their website for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans from 1839 through 1884. They were sorted and digitized by volunteers - if you would like to help with this project, please contact volunteer coordinator Darlene Anderson (mdagenealogy@gmail.com).

The 19 digitized probate packets are:

Almond, James (1872) - estate
Alred, Martitia (1881) - estate
Anderson, Lucinda, Benjamin W. & Eli H. (1876) - guardianship of minors
Appleby, Milton (1859) - estate
Applegate, Mary M. & William F. (1875) - guardianship of minors
Arbuckle, Francis M. (1879) - estate
Arbuckle, Mary (1883) - guardianship of unsound mind
Arbuckle, Mary (1884) - estate
Arbuckle, Washington M., Hester Emeline & Matthew Howard (1872) - guardianship of minors
Archer, Lillie May & Laura Etta (1882) - guardianship of minors
Armstrong, Benjamin (1855) - estate
Armstrong, Eli & William (1839) - guardianship of minors
Armstrong, Sarah (1855) - estate
Armstrong, Susan (1882) - trusteeship
Arnold, Eliza C. (1875) - estate
Arnold, John F. (1880) - estate
Arnold, John W. & George W. (1858) - guardianship of minors
Arnold, Richard (1856) - estate
Ayers, Mary (1879) - estate

Friday, October 12, 2018

Danville library to host presentation on how to investigate your ancestor's neighborhood

The Danville Public Library will hold a presentation in the library's program room on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am about "Investigating the Neighborhood of Your Ancestors". Rose Ann Sigborn from the library's Indiana Room will discuss how investigating your ancestor's community - their siblings, parents, in-laws, cousins and other relatives - may help you solve a research problem.

Pre-registration is required - register online via the library's events calendar, or by calling (317) 745-2604.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Danville library to host presentation about finding female ancestors

The Danville Public Library will hold a presentation in the library's program room on Thursday, October 11 at 2 pm about how to find female ancestors. Sarah Pfundstein, Genealogy Collection Librarian at the Indiana State Library, will explain how to find the women in your family tree, and what resources are available.

Pre-registration is required - register online via the library's events calendar, or by calling (317) 745-2604.