Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hendricks County probate records - work session in Plainfield

Want to get an idea of what life was like in the mid-1800's? Stop by the Plainfield Public Library on Saturday, July 27 any time from 10 am to 4 pm to help unfold and organize some of Hendricks County's probate records.

This is part of the Indiana Genealogical Society's continuing effort to preserve and digitize Hendricks County's early probate records, which are currently stored in the courthouse basement. Unfolding and organizing the documents is crucial preparation for the end goal - being digitized and put online for free access at the Indiana Genealogical Society's website.

Since the Indiana Genealogical Society began this project, almost 3,000 probate records have been worked on, and 700 records are online. These records include receipts from doctors for making house calls, orders for tombstones (including the inscriptions to be written on them), and even original documents for Civil War service and a land purchase from the federal government.

You can stay for as little or as long as you like - lunch is on your own. Please register with the library – register online through the library's calendar of events or by contacting the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Questions? Contact the Indiana Genealogical Society - e-mail

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