Monday, June 11, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss 1850-1885 mortality schedules

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, July 5 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Meredith Thompson will give a presentation on the mortality schedules that were done for the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 federal censuses, as well as the 1885 state censuses.

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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Danville library to host speaker on World War I records

The Danville Public Library will host a program, "Over There: World War I Genealogy," on Saturday, June 30 at 10 am in the library's program room. The program will be led by Ron Darrah. Darrah has been a genealogical researcher for over 30 years and a lecturer since 1996. Currently, he is the Secretary/Newsletter Editor for the Genealogical Society of Marion County and is the Corresponding Secretary and Fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Darrah is also the Chair of the Indiana Genealogical Society affiliates – the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana and Territorial Guard Society of Indiana.

This program is free but pre-registration is required - to register, visit the events calendar on the library's website or call (317) 745-2604.

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss technology for genealogists

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. Crystal Ward from the Indiana State Library will give a presentation about technology for genealogists.

The meeting is free and open to the public - registration is requested via the events calendar on the library's website. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cook - e-mail lcook@bburglibrary.net

Friday, May 4, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss genealogy software

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, June 7 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Steve Smith and Cindy Rutledge from the Danville Public Library will give a presentation comparing two of the most popular options for genealogy software - Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker.

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.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Hendricks County digitized records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1 pm at the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. Hendricks County Historian and Hendricks County Government Archivist John Parsons will give a presentation about the digitized records that the county government is doing, as well as give examples of some of the original records that are available for researchers.

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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss digitized books

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. Meredith Thompson from the Plainfield Public Library will give a presentation on the free digitized books available at Google Books and Internet Archive.

The meeting is free and open to the public - registration is requested via the events calendar on the library's website. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cook - e-mail lcook@bburglibrary.net

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

James W. SAWYER dies in Danville (1976)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Tuesday, February 17, 1976:

NORTH SALEM – James W. Sawyer, 68, of North Salem, died Sunday in Hendricks County Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years and was a retired construction worker. He attended Waverly schools. Born March 24, 1907, he was a son of John and Viola Armstrong Sawyer of Waverly. He was married to Irene Johnson in October 1951. Survivors are his wife; a brother, Lonnie of Waverly; a stepson, Donald Russell of Danville; five daughters, Cheryl Jones and Debbie Sawyer of North Salem, Deloris Surber of Clermont, and Janet Davis and Phyllis Ballard both of Indianapolis; four sons, Jeff, Robert and Dale, all at home, and Richard of Greencastle; and 14 grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Porter Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Davis officiating. Burial in Waverly Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mary (MASON) SMITH dies in Coatesville (1928)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

source: Greencastle Herald (Greencastle, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, July 25, 1928:

Mrs. Lawrence Smith of Coatesville died at her home Tuesday night at 9 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis in the afternoon. She had been in good health and her death was a shock to the community. She was about 65 years of age and had been a resident of Coatesville for years. She is survived by her husband and two children, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Christie of Coatesville and son, Lons, who lives on a farm northwest of Coatesville, and two sisters, Miss Tona Mason of this city and Mrs. Beck of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Coatesville ME Church. Burial will be at Coatesville.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss archaeology

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, September 7 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Rachel Sharkey from the state's Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will give a presentation on how studying skeletal remains can help tell the story of how our ancestors lived, including what diseases Indiana's early settlers faced.

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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss DNA research

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. Steve Smith from the Danville Public Library will give a presentation on DNA research.

The meeting is free and open to the public - registration is requested via the events calendar on the library's website. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cook - e-mail lcook@bburglibrary.net

Friday, February 2, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Revolutionary War lineage societies

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, September 7 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Tracie Curtis from the Daughters of the American Revolution will give a presentation on how to prove your Revolutionary War lineage for the DAR and SAR.

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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty Township in 1940 has been added to the Land Records section of 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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

List of Center Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Center Township in 1940 has been added to the Land Records section of 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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Indiana early settlers

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Ron Darrah will give a presentation, "Populating Hoosierland," about how and when settlers arrived in Indiana and what records they left behind.

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.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

List of Washington Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Washington Township in 1940 has been added to the Land Records section of 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.