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The DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month. An informal refreshment and sharing time begins at 6:00 p.m. with the regular meeting starting at 6:15 p.m.
DCIGS meetings are usually held at the Eckhart Public Library, 603 S. Jackson Street, Auburn, IN. Other times, locations, and meetings that vary from this will be announced.
DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society
Monday, July 11, 2016
White City Cemetery Walk
At White City, Spencerville, Indiana
Interesting stories about the residents of the cemetery will be portrayed by DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society members and friends. Names included on this walk will be Allen, Kimes, Emanuel, Farver, Rhodes, Barney, Bishop, Boots, Erick, Kirst, Shutt, Rhodes, Van Zile and others.
If there are thunderstorms or heavy rain, please call to see if we are still having the walk. Before 4:30, call Roselyn Wells at 925-0384 or after 4:30 call 235-0953. Parking will be at the southwest part of the cemetery. Please do not go into small narrow drives. We will have some mosquito spray but you might want to bring your own and bring a lawn chair to sit on at the beginning when we gather.
Below is a picture of David Allen. Born in 1850, he grew up in Fairfield Township and was born after his father, Miles Allen died. The beginning of his life will be portrayed by Rory, great grandson of Sue Kratzman. The end of his life, will be picked up and told by Davidís mother, Mary Jane Beggs Allen Shatto. He moved to Spencerville and is buried there. Picture is from the photo albums, collected by Laura Farrington, and now owned by Cindy Rottger. Miles and Mary Jane Allen were ancestors of members, Roselyn Wells and Amanda Blackman.
One of our talks will presented by Bill Carey. This is a tidbit from him.
Azriah Vanzile: Hello everyone, Iím Azriah and Monday, June 11, I hope to meet you at my new home in White City. Iíll get to tell you about my family, ancestors and descendants as well as other tidbits. What do the Vanziles and General Meade of Civil War fame have in common? How are the Vanziles connected to DCIGS? What strange thing did my family, ancestors and descendants do almost every time they got a new home? Did anyone see that strange bird in the barnyard? So much to tell, so little time. Jump on your buckboards or in your buggyís and come for a visit to White City. I canít wait to have visitors!
Prior 2016 DCIGS Meetings
Prior 2015 DCIGS Meetings
Membership in the Society is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy.
The cost of membership is $10.00 for an individual and $15.00 for a family membership (January to December). A quarterly newsletter, DeKalb Diggings, which you will receive, is sent by April 15, July 15 and October 15 and January 15.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to a large number of query requests, we have temporarily suspended the acceptance of new queries. This service will start again in the near future.
Only brief queries will be researched. Cost will be for copies. As a member you may place a free query in our newsletter.
Send queries to: DeKalb County Genealogy Society, c/o Query Editor, P.O. Box 6085, Auburn, Indiana 46706
Queries may also be sent to the following email:
Roselyn Wells rozwells at mediacombb.net (please note that this is a new e-mail address. If you sent a query to the old e-mail address of rozwells at sbcglobal.net, please resubmit your request, after April 15, 2012. Thank you!
Past and present churches in the county. A history and records of the churches before 1930. If you know of old DeKalb County church records that are not located at a church please let us know.
This ongoing project is chaired by Patricia Dyson.
More Information below.
This project is done and is published in book form. Possibly an update will be published later when more probate records are gone through and the wills that are newly filed can be kept up to date. Thank you to our former committee of Roselyn Wells and Carol Pettit and also to past members that have worked on this project.
Pioneer Settlers Application
Our DeKalb County ancestors made it happen.
Some traveled many rough miles to get here while others were born in DeKalb County. They cleared the land, built roads and houses, planted and harvested the first crops.
If your direct descendant lived in DeKalb County prior to December 31, 1850, you may apply for a Pioneer Certificate.
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