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Committee Chairs and Appointed Officers
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.
February 14, 2017
OH CANADA, Eh
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
The Eckhart Public Library, Close Room
Picture of Amanda Wells Blackman doing a crayon rubbing of an ancestor about 1999. Note: If you do a rubbing of a stone, make sure someone is supporting it.
Roselyn Wells, using a power point presentation will talk about how she went about researching her ancestors that were located in Canada. These Canadian tips can be used for any research, even locally. The house where her dad grew up was on the St. Lawrence Seaway and was one of five towns flooded as part of the widening of the St. Lawrence. She had received tips from Ryan Taylor, an employee at the Fort Wayne library who was an expert on Ontario, Canada. You will get to take a virtual tour of some of the Canadian cemeteries, history and of course the Mills family that moved to Indiana about 1926. Russell Mills, Roselyn Wells’s father went to TriState College, now Trine University. He worked for E.I. Dupont as a Chemical Engineer for 23 years, freshly out of college. They lived at Niagara Falls and then Wisconsin where Roselyn was born. They moved to Indiana when she was only six months old so her mother could be close to her family. Roselyn will be talking about the steps and experiences she and her family took to research this side of their family. These experiences and methods can be used for anyone’s research, not just in Canada. You will love some of the stories and you will be horrified by other stories. Anyone is invited to come to our meetings, you do not have to be a member to attend.
In 1875, Russell’s grandparents were married in Moulinette, Christ Church located in Ontario Canada. The church was moved to Upper Canada Village. Picture taken during a visit to Upper Canada Village which is not located in Upper Canada.
Russell Mills, holding Amanda Wells (Blackman) about 1980 in his home in Auburn.
Prior 2017 DCIGS Meetings
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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