Thursday, April 19, 2018

857. Any Marion County Presbyterians In The Audience?

I saved this post from somewhere a while back and forgot to post it. Has anyone had an opportunity to research in these files? adds Presbyterian Church records for Indiana

  In our February 2017 e-mail, we told you that had added a database,

U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, which included Presbyterian Church records from parts of 38 states. This database comes from the records of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia. At that time, the database had limited coverage for Indiana - it only included churches in Blackford County (Hartford City) and Grant County (Marion).

This database has now been updated and includes greater coverage for Indiana, specifically:

Carroll County (Camden)

Clinton County (Mulberry)   

Dubois County (Ireland)

Fountain County (Hillsboro)

Gibson County (Somerville)

Jennings County (Scipio)

Lake County (Gary)

Marion County (Indianapolis)

Marshall County (Plymouth)

Monroe County (Bloomington)

Shelby County (Shelbyville)

St. Joseph County (Sumption Prairie)

Sullivan County (Sullivan)

Wayne County (Richmond)

These are the churches shown in the Browse list. Any folks out there with relatives in these congregations?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

854. GSMC Looking For Title Abstracts

The Genealogical Society of Marion County is looking for additional Land Title Abstracts to expand their new research category.

If anyone has an Abstract they no longer need or want, GSMC would appreciate a donation or a scanning opportunity.

Anyone know of a box full sitting somewhere being neglected?

Contact GSMC at Memorial Park Cemetery 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

853. Free Ellis Island Webinar on Tuesday

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold an online webinar that will interest many genealogists:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1 p.m. Eastern

During Ellis Island’s peak years, unmarried immigrant women faced extra scrutiny when entering the United States. Women who traveled with companions to whom they were not married were deemed susceptible to “immoral” activities. Single women who travelled alone and had no relatives to meet them were often seen as “likely to become a public charge.” If the women married, however, they became admissible immigrants. As a result, hundreds of immigrants were married on Ellis Island.
This webinar uses real case files to explore Ellis Island marriages in the context of the era’s immigration policies.

*This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live.*

How to Attend

  1. Visit the USCIS History and Genealogy webpage.
  2. Click “Worth Repeating Webinar: Tuesday, March 27.”
  3. Click “Attend Session” just before the webinar start time at 1 p.m. Eastern.

 [Thanks to Dick Eastman for this entry.]

Friday, March 9, 2018

851. Will IPS Trash More History This Spring?

  At the end of this school year the Indianapolis Public Schools will close four more high schools: Northwest, Broad Ripple, Arlington, and Marshall. If they follow their usual pattern, much of the records and artifacts of those schools will end up in a dumpster.
  So this is a call to all of the alumni of those schools to not let that happen. Call or write the School Board and the Administration in protest. Don't let the uncaring dumpster people throw away any more IPS history.
  Find some group or some place willing to preserve all those student records, especially. The Indianapolis Public Library, several historical and genealogy groups, and committed citizens can find a place for them. At least 40 schools that were closed since 1970 have seen their records go to a landfill--don't let that happen even one more time!
IPS Northwest High School