Keeper of the Knox County Public Library’s History Collection, Brian Spangle, Retiring After 30 years

The following excerpt is from an article published October 21, 2016 at the suncommercial.com website.

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The Knox County Public Library’s McGrady-Brockman building [of Vincennes, Indiana] is filled — from carpet to crown molding — with books, the pages of which hold a rich history dating all the way back to 1790.

And perhaps no one knows the stories they tell better than Brian Spangle.

“It’s the kind of collection you don’t see at a typical library,” he said, his chin lifted with pride. “People are always surprised when they come in here.”

Spangle has worked at the library for 30 years — spending much of that time putting together a historical collection the likes of which people travel from all over the country to see.

But at the end of November, he will end his three-decade career and leave the massive collection he has spent years tucking into every nook and cranny of the McGrady-Brockman building in the hands of another.

Read the full article.

Curt Witcher Honored

The following excerpt is from the August 20, 2016 edition of News-Sentinel.com:

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Curt Witcher, manager of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, was honored Friday with a Hoosier Hospital Award from the office of Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.

The Genealogy Center generally draws more than 100,000 visitors a year.

Witcher was honored for taking exceptional steps to make Fort Wayne’s genealogy tourists feel welcome. A press release announcing the award recounted this example: “On one occasion, a group of visitors was planning to be in Fort Wayne for only a short period of time. Witcher’s nominator said he took their information before they arrived and began doing the background research for them. When the visitors arrived and found that several pieces of their family history had been assembled, they were moved by Witcher’s generosity.”

Read the full article.

FamilySearch Databases Added or Updated From June 28 through August 8, 2016

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The following databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org from June 28, 2016 to August 8, 2016

Location – Number of Indexed Records – Date Posted or Updated

Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 – Browse Images – 20 Jul 2016
Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 – 426,542 – 28 Jul 2016
Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 – Browse Images – 05 Aug 2016
Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 – Browse Images – 02 Aug 2016
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 – 481,724 – 15 Jul 2016
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 – 723,047 – 30 Jun 2016
England and Wales Census, 1851 – 18,369,674 – 03 Aug 2016
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 38,020 – 22 Jul 2016
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 469,259 – 05 Jul 2016
Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1865 – Browse Images – 26 Jul 2016
Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 – Browse Images – 12 Jul 2016
Italy, Cremona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1744-1942 – 361,876 – 18 Jul 2016
Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1800-1815, 1866-1930 – 139,112 – 19 Jul 2016
Italy, Nuoro, Nuoro, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1915 – 18,865 – 18 Jul 2016
Italy, Savona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1813, 1838-1936 – 154,198 – 18 Jul 2016
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 – 194,981 – 01 Aug 2016
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 487,853 – 02 Aug 2016
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 – 556,500 – 14 Jul 2016
Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 – 574,803 – 15 Jul 2016
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 – 314,094 – 11 Jul 2016
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 – 74,313 – 29 Jun 2016
Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947 – 2,131,675 – 15 Jul 2016
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 – 308,744 – 28 Jul 2016
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 – 2,564,491 – 15 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES DATABASES

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen’s Complaints, 1865-1872 – 140,985 – 03 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Ration Records,1865-1872 – 154,587 – 02 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872 – 145,374 – 01 Aug 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Claim Records, 1865-1872 – 273,418 – 29 Jul 2016
United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Records of Persons and Articles Hired, 1865-1872 – 34,998 – 28 Jul 2016

Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 – 1,785,018 – 28 Jun 2016
District of Columbia, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872 – 90,597 – 03 Aug 2016
Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945 – 839,636 – 05 Jul 2016
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 – 779,774 – 20 Jul 2016
Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 – 1,069,456 – 19 Jul 2016
Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927 – 57,179 – 01 Aug 2016
Indiana, Civil Marriages, 1828-1957 – 10,571 – 29 Jun 2016
Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 – 1,008,158 – 28 Jun 2016
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998 – 147,078 – 20 Jul 2016
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 – 1,532,533 – 30 Jun 2016
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970 – 627,320 – 30 Jun 2016
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 – 1,317,764 – 05 Jul 2016
Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 – 1,421,557 – 19 Jul 2016
Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940 – 106,686 – 11 Jul 2016
Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970 – 227,204 – 05 Jul 2016
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 – 2,405,620 – 19 Jul 2016
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 – 533,517 – 08 Aug 2016
Michigan Probate Records, 1797-1973 – Browse Images – 30 Jun 2016
Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949 – 870,856 – 18 Jul 2016
Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950 – 438,331 – 18 Jul 2016
Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962 – 586,237 – 08 Aug 2016
Missouri, Civil Marriages, 1820-1874 – 4,883 – 28 Jun 2016
Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946 – 316,539 – 07 Jul 2016
Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 – 109,803 – 21 Jul 2016
Montana, Chouteau County Records, 1876-2011 – 9,505 – 15 Jul 2016
New Jersey, State Census, 1855 – 73,030 – 08 Aug 2016
New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 – 5,487,573 – 03 Aug 2016
New York, Church and Civil Marriages, 1704-1995 – 23,819 – 11 Jul 2016
New York Marriages, 1686-1980 – 767,083 – 11 Jul 2016
North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 – 1,207,804 – 19 Jul 2016
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 – 3,457,243 – 19 Jul 2016
Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards, 1700-1941 – 5,535 – 28 Jun 2016
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 – 4,709,143 – 20 Jul 2016
Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 – 2,198,000 – 20 Jul 2016
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 – 4,107,607 – 19 Jul 2016
Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 – 2,548,575 – 19 Jul 2016
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 – 2,255,061 – 28 Jun 2016
Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950 – 209,880 – 27 Jul 2016
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 – 4,802,418 – 28 Jul 2016
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 – 1,724,715 – 30 Jun 2016
Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910 – 4,575,333 – 21 Jul 2016
Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 – 1,575,573 – 19 Jul 2016
Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 – 1,695,783 – 19 Jul 2016
Utah, Tremonton and Garland Obituaries, 1959-2013 – 18,360 – 03 Aug 2016

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937 – 5,794,949 – 08 Aug 2016

CEMETERIES – WORLDWIDE

BillionGraves Index – 18,780,474 – 28 Jul 2016
Find A Grave Index – 146,748,413 – 11 Jul 2016

First Families of Floyd, Clark & Harrison Counties, Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project

The following news release is from Susan Covey, Publicity Chair for the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society:

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Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS) offers a unique opportunity for people to participate in the state’s Bicentennial – through their genealogy. If you can verify direct descent from a pioneer living in Floyd, Clark, or Harrison County, Indiana, before 1841, you are eligible to join the “First Families Bicentennial Legacy Project.”

“First Families” honors the spirit and legacy of the early tri-county settlers, adds their life stories to the region’s rich historical record, identifies their direct descendants, and preserves those families’ histories. Approved applicants will receive First Families certificates and pins and be honored guests at the “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” in October. First Families is an official Bicentennial Legacy Project endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

You do not need to be a SIGS member or Indiana resident to join First Families. Project applications are online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/FF_2014/ffproject.htm. The deadline for submissions is August 1. For assistance with First Families research, email sigsvolunteer@gmail.com or call Melissa Wiseheart (812-949-3527) in the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Indiana Room.

New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch:

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There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration 1804-2014 – 204,849 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California San Pedro Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records 1930-1936 – 2,736 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928 – 0 – 2,993,164 – Added images to an existing collection
England Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers 1538-2010 – 11,418 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Hawaii Index to Filipino Arrivals to Honolulu 1946 – 7,408 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Illinois Church Marriages 1805-1985 – 9,190 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Illinois Civil Marriages 1833-1889 – 8,975 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Illinois County Marriages 1810-1934 – 179,181 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Marriages 1811-2007 – 0 – 16,771 – Added images to an existing collection
Maryland Church Records 1668-1995 – 137,984 – 27,644 – New indexed records and images collection
Maryland Piney Point Crew Lists 1950-1956 – 5,429 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Michigan County Marriages Index 1820-1937 – 1,012 – 0 – New indexed records collection
New Jersey Church Records 1675-1970 – 1,144 – 613 – New indexed records and images collection
New Jersey State Census 1865 – 0 – 3,646 – New browsable image collection.
New York New York Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists 1887-1921 – 5,800 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868 – 53,614 – 4,567 – New indexed records and images collection
Ohio Marriages 1800-1942 – 3,567 – 785 – New indexed records and images collection
Peru Junín Civil Registration 1881-2005 – 87,987 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Province of Cádiz Municipal Records 1784-1956 – 0 – 155,324 – Added images to an existing collection
Tennessee Civil Marriages 1838-1888 – 5,946 – 1,079 – New indexed records and images collection
Texas and Arizona Arrivals 1903-1910 – 59,299 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872 – 34,323 – 599 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815 – 1,130,851 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937 – 48,207 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Virginia Alexandria Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels 1946-1957 – 6,669 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch:
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You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of the marriage records from a variety of states, including New York, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Other highlights include New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957, California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949, Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920, and New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943. Find these and more by following the links below.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

California San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving 1954- 1957 – 375,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887 – 256,201 – 93,511 – New indexed records and images collection
England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 – 481,340 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Gary and East Chicago Crew Lists 1945-1956 – 17,094 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 148,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland Marriages 1666-1970 – 96,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Delayed and Corrected Vital Records 1753-1900 – 31,701 – 11,788 – New indexed records and images collection
United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945 – 143,374 – 0 – New indexed records collection

BillionGraves Index – 227,783 – 227,783 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Canada British Columbia Marriage Registrations 1859-1932; 1937-1938 – 6,123 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California San Francisco Airplane Arrival Card Index 1936-1949 – 22,858 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
England and Wales Census 1861 – 2,504,271 – 111,092 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
England Durham Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations 1692-1900 – 35,079 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Florida and South Carolina Airplane Arrival Manifests 1944-1945 – 0 – 127 – New browsable image collection.
Florida Knights Keys Passenger Lists 1908-1912 – 5,399 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Honduras Civil Registration 1841-1968 – 0 – 609 – Added images to an existing collection
Idaho Birth Index 1861-1911 – 60,430 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Idaho Death Certificates 1938-1961 – 118,152 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Illinois Cook County Deaths 1878-1994 – 3,732,138 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Indiana Marriages 1811-2007 – 276,945 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Bergamo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1901 – 6,965 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935 – 78,629 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Grosseto Civil Registration (State Archive) 1851-1907 – 113,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Modena Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1942 – 67,474 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Prato Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1923 – 7,183 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Reggio Calabria Civil Registration (State Archive) 1784-1943 – 0 – 2,143,899 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Viterbo Civil Registration (State Archive) 1870-1943 – 90,051 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kansas County Marriages 1855-1911 – 311,857 – 2,333 – Added images to an existing collection
Kansas Marriages 1811-1911 – 185,068 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Liberia Marriage Records 1941-1974 – 24,625 – 24,406 – New browsable image collection.
Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957 – 46,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maine Crew List Arriving at Eastport 1949-1958 – 7,239 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Maryland County Marriages 1658-1940 – 53,762 – 0 – New indexed records collection
Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 – 570,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Mississippi Tippah County Marriages 1858-1979 – 19,583 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Missouri County Marriage Naturalization and Court Records 1800-1991 – 57,837 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936 – 252,052 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York New York Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted 1917-1957 – 1,270,298 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1891-1924 – 0 – 3,243,611 – New browsable image collection.
New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 – 30,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
New Zealand Auckland Waikumete Cemetery Records 1886-1943 – 0 – 971 – New browsable image collection.
North Carolina County Marriages 1762-1979 – 1,796 – 1,796 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Dakota Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals 1910-1952 – 11,631 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 – 92,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ohio Washington County Court Records 1810-1930 – 0 – 6,421 – Added images to an existing collection
Oklahoma County Marriages 1890-1995 – 126,532 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ontario Births 1869-1910 – 125,109 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Pennsylvania Crew Lists arriving at Erie 1952-1957 – 44,119 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Áncash Civil Registration 1888-2005 – 0 – 3,146 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Cajamarca Civil Registration 1938-1996 – 0 – 3,175 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984 – 180,213 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Poland Radom Roman Catholic Church Books 1587-1966 – 1,884 – 62 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Portugal Portalegre Catholic Church Records 1859-1911 – 4,441 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991 – 48,422 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Spain Province of Cádiz Municipal Records 1784-1956 – 0 – 57 – Added images to an existing collection
Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920 – 0 – 189,353 – Added images to an existing collection
Utah County Marriages 1887-1937 – 337,714 – 124,465 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Venezuela Archdiocese of Mérida Catholic Church Records 1654-2013 – 0 – 405,819 – Added images to an existing collection

Pre-Thanksgiving Indiana Research Guide Sale – 30-90% Off!

Got Indiana Family? Now is your chance to take advantage of some terrific deals.

Family Roots Publishing has found that we have far more Indiana research guides in stock than we want or need. So we are blowing them out. All these volumes are now discounted from 30 to 90% off. We’ll run the sale through Thanksgiving, although there’s a good chance we will run out of some prior to that.

If items run out, we will clearly mark it as such at the website. However, since we aren’t always at the computer (especially on the weekends), some items might run out without our knowledge. If this happens, we will either reverse or refund the charges for credit card sales that came in after the item might have sold out. We will do all we can to stay on top of it however.

Pre- Thanksgiving Indiana Research Guide Sale

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  • An Index to Records of the Indiana Soldiers’ & Sailors‘ Children’s Home in the Indiana State Archives; by Ruth Dorrel
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  • 1820 Federal Census For Indiana; by Willard Heiss
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  • Census Of Indiana Territory for 1807; by Rebah M. Fraustein
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  • Admission Record Indianapolis Asylum for Friendless Colored Children, 1871-1900; by Jean E. Spears & Dorothy Paul
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  • The Indiana 1820 Enumeration of Males
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  • Peopling Indiana, the Ethnic Experience by Robert M. Taylor, Jr. and Connie A. McBirney
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  • Genealogical Use of Catholic Records in North America; by Monsignor John J. Doyle; &; Genealogical Research in Protestant and Catholic Church Records in Ireland; by Donna Hotaling
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 1; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1966; by Willard Heiss
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 2; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1967-1972, by Willard Heiss
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 3; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1973-1979; by Willard Heiss
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 1-3 Index; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1961-1979; by Willard Heiss
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 4 with Index; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1979-1981; by Willard Heiss
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 5 with Index; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1982-1984; by Rebah M. Fraustein
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  • Indiana Source Book Vol. 6, with Index; Genealogical Material from “the Hoosier Genealogist” 1985-1988; by Ruth Dorrel
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  • Pioneer Ancestry of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers 1983-1999; by Ruth Dorrel
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  • Indiana in Stereo: Three-Dimensional Views of the Heartland; edited by George R. Hanlin & Paula J. Corpuz
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  • Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana; by Glory-June Greiff
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  • Otto Ping: Photographer of Brown County, Indiana, 1900–1940; edited by W. Douglas Hartley
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  • The Photography of Ben Winans of Brookville, Indiana, 1902-1926; by Donald l. Dunaway
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  • Twilight in Arcadia, Tobacco Farming in Indiana; by Susan Neville & Tyagan Miller
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  • Casper and Catherine Move to America: An Immigrant Family’s Adventures, 1849-1850; by Brian Hasler; Illustratons: by Angela M. Gouge
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  • Indiana Name Lists, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1783-2007, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, an annotated bibliography of published and online name lists; by William Dollarhide
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  • Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, Indiana 1800-1920 Map Packet; by William Dollarhide & William Thorndale
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  • Censuses & Substitutes for the Old Northwest – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – Genealogy Bulletin 65, edited by William Dollarhide
  • Spotlight on Indiana Products – Up to 90% off! Sale Runs Through Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    We decided to feature Indiana products this weekend – and throw in sale prices of up to 90% off in the process. The sale runs through Tuesday, August 25. Some items are very limited in quantity, and may sell out quickly.

    If items run out, we will clearly mark it as such at the website. However, since we aren’t always at the computer (especially on the weekend), some items might run out without our knowledge. If this happens, we will either reverse or refund the charges for credit card sales that came in after the item might have sold out. We will do all we can to stay on top of it however.

    Spotlight on Indiana Products

    Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

    Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below.

    The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of the Department of . . ., Grand Army of the Republic. By the 1880s many of the department Proceedings began to include death rolls of the department’s members (or “comrades”) for the preceding year. These death rolls usually contain the comrade’s name, rank, company and regiment (or ship), date of death, and the name, number and location of the post to which he belonged.

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    Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947; by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks

    The G.A.R. was founded in Illinois in 1866 and became the largest association of Union Civil War veterans, its national membership peaking in 1890 at 409,489. As the veterans died, the membership inevitably declined. The national membership dropped to 213,901 in 1910 and 16,597 in 1930. The last surviving G.A.R. member died in 1956.

    The first book in the series, titled Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947, contains death records of more than 32,000 members of the Department of Illinois, who served in Civil War units from 36 states and territories.

    Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois: Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947; by Dennis Northcott and Thomas Brooks; 2003; ISBN 0-9728344-0-0; soft cover, 548 pages; Item #DN01.

    Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18956.

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    Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948; by Dennis Northcott

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    The second book in the series, titled Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948, contains death records of more than 22,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 31 states and territories.

    Indiana Civil War Veterans: Transcription of the Death Rolls of the Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1948; by Dennis Northcott; 2005; ISBN 0-9728344-1-9; soft cover; 416 pages; Item Number DN02.

    Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18865
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    Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948; by Dennis Northcott

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    This third book in the series, titled Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948, contains death records of more than 36,000 G.A.R. members, who served in regiments from 37 states and territories.

    Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948; by Dennis Northcott; 2007; ISBN-13: 978-0-9728344-2-1; ISBN-10: 0-9728344-2-7; soft cover; 658 pages; Item #DN03

    Read a review of this book by clicking here: http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=18839

    FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

    The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26.

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    FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 collection; 275,449 images from the Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 collection; 249,700 images from the Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850–1999 collection; 643,899 images from the Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888–2005 collection; 608,881 images from the Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881–2005 collection; and 531,346 images from the US, Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906–1994 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 5.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

    Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

    FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

    Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census – 0 – 2,530 – New browsable image collection.

    Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899–1912 – 0 – 12,662 – New browsable image collection.

    Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival, and Settlement of Migrants, 1920–1943 – 0 – 90 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829–1961 – 0 – 50,885 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Australia, Tasmania, Government Gazette, 1833–1925 – 0 – 101,074 – New browsable image collection.

    Australia, Victoria, Assisted Immigrant Arrivals at Victorian Ports, 1839–1871 – 0 – 127,892 – New browsable image collection.

    Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 – 0 – 2,111 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Canada, Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753–1893 – 191,573 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

    China Collection of Genealogies, 1239–2014 – 0 – 142,311 – Added images to an existing collection.

    India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194–2015 – 0 – 143,871 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888–2005 – 0 – 643,899 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889–1997 – 0 – 287,219 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881–2005 – 0 – 608,881 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903–1998 – 0 – 110,758 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874–1996 – 0 – 327,195 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850–1996 – 0 – 22,743 – New browsable image collection.

    Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890–2005 – 116,677 – 275,449 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850–1999 – 0 – 249,700 – New browsable image collection.

    Philippines, Eastern Samar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan, Parish Registers, 1842–1984 -0 – 32,304 – New browsable image collection.

    US, California County Naturalizations, 1849–1949 – 0 – 99,436 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906–1994 – 0 – 531,346 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Indiana, Marriages, 1811–2007 – Added images to an existing collection now totaling 1,242,528 images.

    US, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797–1973 – 0 – 12,871 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863–1983 – 0 – 9,777 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850–2001 – 0 – 367,790 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Missouri, Deaths, 1835–1976 – 0 – 13,734 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Utah Applications Indian War Service Medals, 1905–1912 – 0 – 7,861 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847–1976 – 0 – 70,504 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848–1991 – 0 – 289 – Added images to an existing collection.

    United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861–1932 – 0 – 161,468 – Added images to an existing collection.

    The Search is on for a Downtown Indianapolis Site for the Proposed Indiana State Archives

    The Indiana state budget approved by the general assembly last week includes twenty-five million dollars for a state archives building. However, the proposed building of the archives in what is currently green space on the city’s downtown canal was rejected. They are now looking for another downtown location.

    Read more about it in an AP article posted at the Indianapolis Star site May 5, 2015.

    Greencastle, Indiana Letters & Photos Donated to Library by the Anniston, Alabama Salvation Army

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    The following teaser is from an excellent article posted April 29, 2015 at the Bannergraphic.com website:

    A woman from Alabama drove more than 500 miles last week to donate boxes of letters from people that have been laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery for several decades.

    Trish Robart hand-delivered more than a half dozen boxes of old letters, diaries and scrapbooks dating back to the early 1800s to the Putnam County Library [Greencastle, Indiana] Saturday on behalf of the Anniston, Ala., Salvation Army.

    Robart and PCPL Head of Local History and Genealogy Anthony Barger met Saturday morning to go through the items for donation. She credited Bert and Cristi Lind, who are in charge at the Salvation Army where she works, for allowing her to go through the documents and ultimately make the donation.

    Read the full article.

    Indiana’s Early Black Settlements Documented With Online Resource

    The following teaser is from an April 22, 2015 post at flyergroup.com:

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    The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative.

    During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon a journey to identify African-American rural settlements that existed in Indiana by 1870. As a possible foundational step for statewide research, IHS worked with several individuals, organizations and communities to develop and implement the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative—an effort to identify agrarian communities that had dotted the Hoosier landscape.

    The new online resource, available at www.indianahistory.org/EBS, identifies 61 early black settlements in 43 counties, and research for all 92 counties is also accessible.

    Read the full article.

    FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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    FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and the 62,154 images from the Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811–1858 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

    Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

    FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

    Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665–1975 – 124,414 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816–1982 – 190,180 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829–1961 – 18,165 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789–1950 – 303,599 – 255,805 – New indexed records and images collection.

    France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 – 247,943 – 9,244 – New indexed records and images collection.

    Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809–1929 – 19,327 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 1,216 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888–1983 – 0 – 11,131 – Added images to an existing collection.

    Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592–1910 – 5,271 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Ukraine, Zaporizhia Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1811–1858 – 0 – 62,154 – New browsable image collection.

    US, BillionGraves Index – 307,634 – 307,634 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

    US, Georgia, Brunswick Passenger Lists, 1904–1939 – 0 – 400 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Indiana, Gary and East Chicago Crew Lists, 1945–1956 – 0 – 2,122 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Mississippi, Freedmen’s Department (Pre-Bureau Records), 1863–1866 – 0 – 4,286 – New browsable image collection.

    US, Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884–2011 – 8,231 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887–2012 – 633 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910–2012 – 6,037 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887–2011 – 6,183 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 – 0 – 37,708 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 – 0 – 78,244 – Added images to an existing collection.

    US, United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations, 1768–1921 – 16,152 – 474 – New indexed records and images collection.

    US, United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905–1937 – 72,542 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    US, Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879–1934 – 5,612 – 569 – New indexed records and images collection.

    Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 – 133,189 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

    Indiana Memorials & Sculpture Book on Sale for 65% Off – Just $13.98, Sale Extended

    A while back, Family Roots Publishing got a quantity of Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana by Glory-June Greiff. The large hard-bound book is a biographical directory to outdoor art in the state of Indiana. From the first “homegrown” sculptures, three road-markers in Brown County, through a surge of post-civil war memorials and monument, and on through today, Greiff, a noted historian, provides an historical glimpse into the growth and placement of over 1,500 sculptures in the state. FRPC is offering the volume at 65% off, making it just $13.98..

    Part I of the book covers key sculpture broken into six categories divided by chapter. Historical and descriptive details, along with photographs are given for dozens of unique artworks. Part II, the largest portion of the book, provides a location and information to all known sculptures on a county by county basis. Over 200 photographs add to the section, helping to bring the descriptions to life.

    The artwork described, and shown, in these pages include every sculpture type you could images. Cars, obelisks, fountains, people, monuments, memorials, and even modern art represent a diversity in art and culture over the years. Some sculptures have weathered the years well and other are barely recognizable. Ultimately,  sculptures are can be as important as any photography in understanding a culture and learning to appreciate the past. This book may not fit the normal genealogical research model our readers normal look for, but the book is no less entertaining and interesting for its subject matter.

    Take 65% off Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana from Family Roots Publishing.

     

    Table of Contents

    Preface

    Raiders of the Lost Art: A Quest for Outdoor Sculpture in Indiana

    Acknowledgments

    Part One

    Yesterday and Today: An Overview of Outdoor Sculpture in Indiana

    Chapter One

    From Billy Yank to GI Joe: Sculptural Memorials to War and Peace

    Chapter Two

    Movers and Shakers and Monument Makers: Effigies of Heroes and Archetypes

    Chapter Three

    Saints, Angels, and Graven Images: Religious Sculpture

    Chapter Four

    Lions and Santas and Bears, Oh My! Animals, Children, Whimsies, and Oddities

    Chapter Five

    Scales and Sheavers, Fountains and Flowers: Allegorical and Aesthetic Public Sculpture

    Chapter Six

    What Is That Supposed to Be? Public Encounters with Contemporary Sculpture

    Part Two

    Outdoor Sculpture around the State: A County-by-County Odyssey

    Notes

    Bibliography

    Index

     

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