Adams County, Indiana INGenWeb





What's New
on the Adams County INGenWeb site?
May 2014:
Cemeteries - still updating & reformatting Decatur: E - M is complete, adding 210 obits to the cemetery and our obituary pages
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 13 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 1 will, 2 coroner's inquests plus the 1886 Monroe Twp Plat Book & 1889 Kirkland Twp Plat Book
Virtual Library - added History, Ancestry and Descendants of Peter Habegger & Elizabeth Lehman by David L. Habegger

April 2014
Cemeteries - updated the listing for Collins, Crawford (4 obits) and started updating Decatur: A - D (97 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 9 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 14 Estate records, 4 Guardianships, 1880 Monroe Twp Plat book & 1886 Washington Twp Plat book
Death Records - completed posting the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton)
and completed the 1918-1922 Zwick Funeral Home Records (thanks to Karin King)
Virtual Library - added Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko County (1887) & 175 biographies written by Adams Central High American Studies students
Whew!! It was a busy month.

March 2014
Cemeteries - added another 50 obits to Tricker/Blue Creek, updated Blue Creek Amish & added 4 obits updated County Farm & added an obit, updated French/Reynolds, Bunker Hill Amish (7 obits) & Clark Chapel (9 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 10 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 34 wills from the late 1890s
Death Records - finally got a digital copy of the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton) and have posted letters N - S

February 2014
Updated the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records with some corrections.
Finished the 1936 Scrapbook from the Adams County Historical Society and started on the 1937 book. (We could use some more transcribers!)
Updated Tricker Cemetery and added 101 obits for people buried in that cemetery.

January 2014
Cemeteries: Antioch/Beery - added 33 pics & 96 obits; Biberstein & First City got updated.
Thanks to Karin King's indexing the 1944-1950 funeral records from Hardy and Hardy Funeral Home were added to our death records.
Added virtual library which includes public domain books about Adams County!

December 2013
31 transcribed scrapbook images indexed and added
Updating cemeteries: Alberson (56 obits), Alpha/Union, Alpha/Root (16 obits, 114 pics), Roop/Carrol (5 obits, 19 pics)
Out of county burials (38 obits)
checked links
corrected Indiana GenWeb to INGenWeb

November 2013
November reminds us of all the things we should be thankful for, including the volunteers who continue to contribute to our website!
1. St. Joseph Cemetery updated with 155 obits & 114 more tombstone photos
2. Moser Cemetery updated with 12 photos
3. Mazelin Cemetery updated with 22 obits and 70 photos
4. 20 1936-37 historical museum scrapbook images indexed and posted.
AND the site was visited over 1100 times during the month!

October 2013
Re-worked St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, adding 25 obits and 125 tombstone pics contributed by Jenna Langston. Thanks, Jenna!
Added the Gold Star and Book of Merit records from WW I in time for Veterans Day. Check out some of Adams County heroes.
In the process of updating St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (about 1/2 way through) adding 204 obits and 112 tombstone photos so far thanks to Jane Edson & many others who have contributed.

September 2013
Added about 145 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added 115 more tombstone photographs to MRE from Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.
Added 21 transcribed scrapbook scans (1936-37) from the Adams County Historical Museum.
Added 36 wills from old courthouse records.

August 2013
August wasn't as productive as most months, but got lots of background work done and spent a wonderful week in Indiana, gathering more material for the website. The librarians in Fort Wayne, Portland, Decatur, Bluffton and Berne were especially helpful.
Added about 50 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added about 200 more tombstone photographs to MRE with Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.

July 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 57 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 9 new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: completed the update to MRE
Added over 500 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages
Thanks to Shaunda Bedwell MRE also has over 300 tombstone photographs with more on the way!

June 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 43 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: no new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (We are down to one transcriber; we need more transcibers!
Cemeteries: added Mann Cemetery (thanks to Nola Rains) and continuing to update MRE (A-L is done!)
Added over 200 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages

May 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 55 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 10 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: updated Riverview and Decatur (M, S, T, W & Z) and started on MRE
Added over 600 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages

April 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 64 wills, 50 guardianships, 27 estates, 12 coroner's inquests
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 16 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (we need more transcibers!)
Cemeteries: updated Crawford, West Lawn, Cross Reformed, Studebaker, Bunker Hill & Bunker Hill Amish
Added almost 260 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages

March 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: added 13 pages of transcriptions
Old Courthouse Records: 73 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated Alberson Cemetery (85 obits) and Monmouth Cemetery
Added 30 obits to various cemeteries.

February 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is complete and 1936 is coming along (added 17 pages of transcriptions)
Old Courthouse Records: 58 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery (52 obits) and Old & New Mt. Tabor (165 obits & some pics)
Death Records: completed the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (1910-1916) - 165 images

January 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is almost complete and we have started on 1936 (added 22 pages of transcriptions and 17 obits)
Old Courthouse Records: 1 guardianship, 1 coroner's inquest, 105 wills
Cemeteries: updated Decatur A (4 obits), Reynolds (62 obits & 52 headstone photos), Salem in Union Twp (30 obits), and Snow
Death Records: 80 records from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home (1910-1916)
Military: created Revolutionary War page to honor Adams County's RWP
and updated the copyright notice on over 5,000 pages on our GenWeb site

December 2012
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks - 14 images transcribed from 1934
updated Decatur Cemetery letters Y and Z with 33 obits
completed WPA Birth Records letters H & L

November 2012
from the Adams County Historical Museum - added transcriptions of 21 pages of the 1934 scrapbook
updated Decatur Cemetery letters A - T with 51 more obits and completed letter W with 120 obits

October 2012
Old Courthouse records: 17 Coroner's Inquest reports, 14 Estates, 7 Guardianships, 27 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery T - V adding 122 more obits
posted 43 images and/or transcriptions from the 1934 ACHS scrapbook
added 27 images from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (more to come)
got Peggy Dick's Gillig & Doan Funeral Home Records (Bk. 1-3) online
finally added the 2005 Adams Death Index in PDF format (looking for digitized M-Z)

September 2012
Old Courthouse records: 29 Coroner's Inquest reports, 8 Estates, 10 Guardianships, 1915 Hartford Twp Plat book
added a What's New log
updated Decatur Cemetery A - R with 20 more obits and updated the S listing with almost 200 obits
and Jim and I took on our neighboring Jay County GenWeb site.

August 2012
Old Courthouse records: 85 Wills
over 170 obits to Decatur Cemetery listing Q and R
30 obits to St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Backesto/Spring Hill, St. Mary's & St. Paul's Cemetery listings

July 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1890 French Twp Plat Book, 8 Wills, 40 Civil Cases
more obits to both A & P listings in Decatur Cemetery
30 pictures to Mt. Zion UBC Cemetery
218 picture to Salem/Magley Cemetery
Blue Creek Amish, Bunker Hill Amish, Schwarts Amish Cemetery listings

June 2012
Old Courthouse records: 19 Wills
new obit index
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing N, O and P
St. Luke's, County Home, French Family and Berne Mennonite Cemetery listings

May 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1895 Blue Creek Twp Plat Book, 1915 Preble Twp Plat Book, 25 Wills
WPA Marriage Index
over 330 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing I, J, K, L and M
over 50 obits added to the Forum

April 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Jefferson Twp Plat Book, 1886 Root Twp Plat Book, 47 Guardianships, 56 Civil Cases
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing F, G, and H
over 120 obits added to the Forum

March 2012
Old Courthouse records: 13 Wills, 20 Estates, 35 Civil Cases
over 240 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing B, C, D, and E

February 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Union Twp Plat Book, Insanity Book 6, 40 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery listing - L with obits & added obits to the A & B listing
over 50 obits added to the Forum

January 2012
Old Courthouse records: 39 Wills, 42 Civil Cases, 158 Estates, 15 Guardianships, 1891 Kirkland & Monroe Twps Plat Books, 1903 Wabash Twp Plat Book
158 obituaries
Indiana Vietnam US Deaths page
updated Mt Zion UBC cemetery

Decemeber 2011
65 obits





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