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 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

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.