Sunday, December 31, 2017

List of Middle Township landowners in 1940 added

An index of the landowners in Middle 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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss organizing tips

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. The group will discuss how to organize your genealogy "stuff".

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss research facilities

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, January 2, 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. There will be a presentation on the best places to visit for genealogy research, including: the Family History Library in Salt Lake City; the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne; the National Archives in Washington, DC; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston.

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

Suspect in North Salem bank theft is captured (1930)

Source: Indianapolis Star – issue of Friday, December 12, 1930 – page 9, column 4:

[Special to The Indianapolis Star]
PETERSBURG, Ind., Dec. 11 – Hugo Lynch, alias Hughes, 25 years old, of New Castle, the last of four men charged with the robbery of a bank at North Salem, was arrested here early this morning by Sheriff Hal Nelson of Pike County and Chief of Police William Weathers of this city. This morning Sheriff Nelson received a notice from the state bureau of criminal identification and investigation at Indianapolis telling him to look for Lynch at Velpen, twenty-two miles east of here at the home of Lynch’s grandfather, Allen Tussey. Sheriff Nelson and Chief Weathers entered the house without knocking and surprised Lynch as he was dressing. He was unarmed.

Lynch blamed one of the men already arrested for informing on him and was very bitter.

Officers from Indianapolis will take Lynch in custody to be returned to North Salem where he will be tried for the robbery.

The North Salem bank was robbed of $2,300 October 10. The gang’s headquarters were said to be at the home of Mrs. Lonnie Lovelace here. She was released of charges. At the trial in Danville Mrs. Lovelace sought permission to be married to James Lynch, but permission was denied because she was not a resident of Hendricks County.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Plainfield library updates Hendricks County coroner's inquest index

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has indexed a second batch of Hendricks County coroner's inquest records in its collection, dating from the 1850's through 1905. This index can be found on the Genealogy section of their website. Copies of the coroner's inquest records may be requested by contacting the library's Indiana Room.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Plainfield High School yearbooks 1951-1989 digitized

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has digitized their collection of Plainfield High School yearbooks for 1951 through 1989. The yearbooks are in PDF format and are available via the Genealogy section of their website.

The yearbooks were digitized by Oklahoma Correctional Industries.