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 books
Book 1: The Iron Men of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 1: Biographies and Statistics
Book 2: The Voices of the 44th Indiana Regiment, Part 2: Formation and Photos
Book 3: The Voices of the 44th Indiana. Part 3: Battles and Provost Duty
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|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.
“Jane Brooks Hine, the Indiana Bird Woman”
January 12, 2015
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
At the Willennar Genealogy Center
(A service of the Eckhart Public Library)
Terri Gorney will speak about Jane Hine, the Indiana Bird Woman. Terri will appear and talk in period dress. Terri was first introduced to the legend of Jane Brooks Hine in January 2008 while transcribing Maurice McClue’s journal for the McClue Reserve. Maurice mentioned Jane Hine but outside of DeKalb County she was all but forgotten. With her curiosity aroused, Terri started researching her, with the help of others, using newspaper articles, journals and other resources.
Jane Brooks Hine
Jane was born in Lake County, OH in 1831 and married Horatio S. Hine in 1857 and moved to DeKalb County. Their home became known as Birdlawn and the adjoining farm was known as Meadow Lake. She wrote many articles for different publications and was invited in 1913 by President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson to a costumed bird party at their summer home. Mrs. Wilson was one of the officials of the Audubon society. It was impossible for Mrs. Hine to make the long journey because of her age and health. She died in 1916, just shy of her 85th birthday. Hine is a DeKalb County legend, who wrote about and photographed the birds at her DeKalb County home, Birdlawn, and its adjoining farm, Meadow Lark, in Richland Township.
Terri is the president of the Paulding County Genealogy Society, vice president of the Friends of the Limberlost State Historic Site and on the boards of Stockbridge Audubon Society, Indiana Audubon Society and the Society of Indiana Pioneers. She also has volunteered at Pokagon State Park for over 10 years, working with Fred Wooley.
You do not have to be member of the Genealogy Society 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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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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