Monday, July 6, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to tour Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis

Plainfield library's Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 pm. A 90-minute tour will be given of some of the historic burials, ending with James Whitcomb Riley's monument.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

List of Indiana Boys' School inmates paroled 1880-1882 added

An index of the inmates at the Indiana Boys' School that were paroled from 1880 to 1882 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the school's 1882 annual report.

The Indiana Boys' School was a state correctional institution established in Plainfield in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education and job training. The records of the institution are held by the Indiana State Archives - see their database of inmates from 1867 through 1937.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1970 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1970 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1970 yearbook, Colossus.

NOTE: Cascade High School opened in the fall of 1964 as the result of the consolidation of the high schools of Clayton, Amo and Stilesville.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

List of Eel River Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Eel River Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1973 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Danville High School in 1973 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1973 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

William C. ARTERBURN graduates from Indiana State University (1916)

Source: annual catalog for Indiana State Normal School for 1916-1917 school year

In September 1916, William C. Arterburn of Plainfield graduated with a Normal Course certificate from Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, Indiana.

NOTE: Indiana State Normal School was a school for the training of teachers and was later renamed Indiana State University.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

List of parents in Hendricks County marriage applications (1905-1950) added

An index to the parents listed in Hendricks County's marriage application books (1905-1950) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index is helpful when trying to find siblings, particularly women, whose last names may have changed. It includes the parent's name, the name of their child (the marriage applicant), the date of the child's marriage application and the volume and page numbers.

ABOUT THE MARRIAGE APPLICATION BOOKS: Beginning in May 1905, Indiana law required the recording of marriage applications, which included biographical details about the bride and the groom, as well as their parents. In Hendricks County, the information from these applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage record from May 1905 until June 1950. Then beginning in June 1950, the application information was recorded in the same set of books as the marriage record.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all 28 volumes of the marriage application books (1905-1950).