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.
The DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society presents
“The Civil War in Original Photographs”
By Bill Carey
March 9, 2015
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
At the Willennar Genealogy Center
(A service of the Eckhart Public Library)
Bill Carey will give a PowerPoint presentation of original photographs of the Civil War taken by Matthew Brady and other photographers though out the war. The program includes both Union and Confederate battles on land and sea, blacks in the war and various men and women. There will be a few surprises as well as some little known trivia. This program will be over two meetings of 55-60 minutes each, the first on March 9 and the second on October 12. Come and enjoy a FREE fun filled educational evening.
Bill graduated from the General Electric Apprentice School (4 years) as a tool maker. While in the apprentice school he attended Purdue Extension accumulating two years of an Engineering Degree. He graduated from Flight Simulator School at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, IL (8 months). He was in the Indiana Air National Guard for six years as a Flight Simulator Specialist/Link Trainer. Bill graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics, Purdue University with a Master’s in Mathematics and Physics and took post graduate courses at Purdue and Notre Dame. He is a retired High School Math, Physics and Computer Programming teacher of 39 years in Fort Wayne Community Schools.
Bill is a member of DCIGS, Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana and Vice-President of Steuben County Genealogical Society. He is also a life member of Sigma Pi Sigma, a Physics Honorary.
If you have any questions, please call Roselyn Wells, President of DCIGS 925-0384.
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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