Projects of the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society:
|Online Obituaries||Dekalb County Will Index|
|Dekalb County Church Project||DCIGS Newsletter Book (1995 - 2000 index)|
|Dekalb County Cemeteries Information (in progess)||Union Township Militia Enrollment 1862|
Margaret Hobson's "44th Indiana Civil War Regiment" reference book
Sign up to order this book while at the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society Fair Booth
or you mail e-mail her at, CW44thIndiana@aol.com
Click on the above link for more information.
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Suggestions and comments should be directed to:
|David Leas||david at davidleas.com|
|Amanda Blackman||amandalucillewells at sbcglobal.net|
|DCIGS||dekalbgensociety at hotmail.com|
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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.
“Reading Old Handwriting”
Monday, November 11, 2013
6:00 p.m. social time, 6:15 p.m. meeting time
At tje W.H. Willennar Genealogy Center
(Service of the Eckhart Public Library - Auburn, IN)
Do you have trouble reading those journals that your grandparents or great-grandparents left you?
Even reading original censuses are a challenge!
This program will offer you tips and guidelines for reading and transcribing original wills, censuses, land records and journals.
Roselyn Wells will show examples and have handouts of different old handwriting. Roselyn and her daughter,
Amanda Blackman, have transcribed different diaries, wills and letters in their family.
It is very challenging but is extremely rewarding to extract information that tells so much about your family.
You do NOT have to be a member to attend 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). 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.
Click Here for a,Membership Form
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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