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DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society P.O. Box 6085, Auburn, IN 46706



Banquet 2008!

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Pioneer Settlers of DeKalb County
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Current DCIGS Projects

Obituaries Online DeKalb County
Will Index
DCIGS Newsletter Book
1995-2000 Index


(In progress)
DeKalb County
Cemeteries Information

Union Township Militia Enrollment


Any Suggestions or Comments Should Be Directed to:

Amanda Blackman
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DeKalb County 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. 

2007 Officers

  • 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 at


DeKalb County Church Records Project
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.

Pioneer Settlers
This ongoing project is chaired by Patricia Dyson.
More Information below.

Will Index
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.

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


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