Monday, June 2, 2014

July 5 Session for Preserving Hendricks County Probate Records

Want to help preserve Hendricks County probate records from the 1800's? Come to Plainfield Public Library's 2nd floor on Saturday, July 5 anytime from 10 am to 4 pm to help unfold and organize some of Hendricks County's probate packets from the 1870's through the 1890's. Lunch is on your own, with a variety of eating options in the area.

This work session is part of the Indiana Genealogical Society's ongoing project to preserve and digitize these court records, which date back to the founding of the county in 1824 and go up to 1900. These probate packets include estates and guardianships. The receipts and other original papers in them give fascinating details of what life was like back then. Over 3,600 probate packets have been worked on so far, and over 900 are online already.

Please register for the work session - register online through the library's events calendar, or contact their Indiana Room staff - phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

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