I found this interesting photo in a collection donated to GSMC by Beth Smock of Greenwood. This is her father's family, plus probably some of her mother's Picketts, too. No names listed on anything that we could find. Anyone out there have any knowledge of these folks? Many family members were from Lawrence, Orange, and Monroe counties.
[The photo was damaged in storage and we had to repair it a bit for scanning.]
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
One of the major problems for genealogists is locating graves and sunken headstones in pioneer and abandoned cemeteries way out in the boonies. Why couldn't you hang an infrared camera of some kind on an inexpensive drone, then take it in your car and fly it over a site that looks promising? You could transmit the images to your laptop or download them when you land your drone. The graves should show up very nicely with infrared imagery. Sounds like a good market for a startup, right? C'mon, techies, let's get rolling!
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
If you have early ancestry in the Northwest Territory (including Indiana), you may want to check out the new lineage group formed by the Ohio Genealogical Society. You don't have to be an OGS member to belong. It's kind of pricy, but it could be a source of pride for you to prove ancestry this early in this area. Go to www.ogs.org and take a look.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
I joined SIA a couple of years ago; as a genealogist it seemed like a natural fit. Genealogists and archivists are natural partners in the quest for records preservation and digitization. The agenda looks interesting and the information acquired always helps my groups stay informed. See you there!
Friday, March 3, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
If you research Catholic families in the central/southern Indiana areas, you will have a new resource person when you visit the Archives on North Illinois Street. Maybe she will be a digitization lobbyist and get some good sources online.