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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



2015 Dekalb County DCIGS Fair Booth

Margaret Hobson's "44th Indiana Civil War Regiment" reference books




Copyright Notice:  The information and photographs contained on these pages may not be published on another website or published in any other format without permission from an officer of the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society.

These web pages and the information contained thereon are copyrighted by the Dekalb County Indiana Genealogy Society





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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DeKalb County Genealogy Society Information

PURPOSE
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. 

 

2015 Officers

  • President - Roselyn Wells
  • Vice President - Jill Devine
  • Treasurer - Susanna Johnson
  • Recording Secretary - Amanda Wells Blackman
  • Corresponding Secretary - Sue Kratzman

Committee Chairs and Appointed Officers

  • Publicity Chairperson - Roselyn Wells
  • Historian - Susanna Johnson
  • Newsletter Editor - Roselyn Wells
  • Website Editors - David Leas and Amanda Blackman
  • Pioneer Settlers and Homesteaders - Judy Richter and Pat Dyson
  • Membership - Roselyn Wells
  • Banquet Chair - Deb Iddings


DCIGS MEETINGS

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.





 
January 11, 2016, Amanda Wells Blackman will be presenting a power point presentation titled, "Gravestone Art" for the DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society. It will be held at the Willennar Genealogy Center (a service of the Eckhart Public Library.) The Society will have a social time at 6:00 and 6:15 will be their regular meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Amanda is a teacher in the Fort Wayne Community School system and lives in Kendallville. She is a DeKalb County native and has done many programs for the local Genealogy Society and has taken her programs to other counties and states. She credits her love of Gravestone Art from studying art and then becoming an art teacher. She goes on, laughingly saying, another inspiration was having a genealogy crazed mother (Roselyn Wells) that brought forth her interest in cemeteries. Also, her father, Jim Wells, works with the Genealogy Society on repairing cemetery stones when he has an opportunity.

This particular program, she will be showing some of her favorite stones that are interesting, beautiful, unique and are good examples of common symbolism found on the stones around DeKalb County.








Prior 2015 DCIGS Meetings


Prior 2014 DCIGS Meetings

Prior 2013 DCIGS Meetings

Prior 2012 DCIGS Meetings

   




MEMBERSHIPS

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.

Click Here for a, Membership Form







RESEARCH

PLEASE NOTEDue 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!


 


CURRENT PROJECTS

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)





PIONEER CERTIFICATE

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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