Thursday, January 21, 2016

658. Northwest Hancock County Anyone?

   If any of your family lines came from the northwest corner of Hancock County, Indiana, and especially from Vernon Township, you just might be a very lucky researcher. Lucky because you can visit the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library or can access their website.
   The library has tons of local information online (as you can see below) and they have even more at the library itself. I visited Fortville not long ago and dropped in, and I was amazed at all they have for genealogy researchers.
   What interested me as a Marion County resident was the location of Fortville and Vernon Township--right along the county lines of Marion and Hamilton counties. Did our ancestors care about county lines? Not hardly! So maybe lots of folks wandered around these three counties and created records in multiple places. Might be worth checking out...

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