Genealogy Society Information
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote genealogy and
educational work of a professional nature, to locate, preserve and
index public and private genealogical records, and to make such records
available to members and the general public. To
encourage and instruct members in genealogical research through careful
documentation, and to maintain quality genealogical standards.
- President - Roselyn Wells
- Vice President - Julia Duncan
- Treasurer - Susanna Johnson
- Recording Secretary - Amanda Wells Blackman
- Corresponding Secretary - Scot Vincent
Committee Chairs and Appointed Officers
- Publicity Chairperson - Roselyn Wells
- Historians - Susanna Johnson and Scot Vincent
- Newsletter Editor - Roselyn Wells
- Website Editor - Amanda Blackman
- Pioneer Settlers - Pat Dyson
- Membership - Roselyn Wells
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 6:30 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.
Upcoming D.C.I.G.S. Meetings
Jan. 12, 2008
Ghost Towns of DeKalb County
Presented by John Martin Smith
Eckhart Public Library, Auburn, IN, 6:00 Social Time, 6:15 Meeting
At least forty ghost towns of DeKalb County will be mentioned that includes platted towns and/or old Postal delivery sites. This does not include current towns or cities in DeKalb County. This informative multi media program is a must see for anyone interested in genealogy or history. You will have an opportunity to see many maps and pictures of early DeKalb County. The above picture is a gas station at Concord, Indiana. You do not have to be a member to attend!
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). Life memberships are available
for individuals at $200.00 and family life memberships at $250.00. 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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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
DeKalb County Church Records Project
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
Will Index Information (Books 1-6) Will Index (Books 1-6)
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.
Pioneer Settlers Application