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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.
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Flint & Walling 150th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
At the Eckhart Public Library, Close Room
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
Amanda is a teacher at Indian Village in Fort Wayne. She has done numerous speaking engagements including, "The Anderson Brothers of Kendallville and the Scandalous Cora", Identifying Old Photographs, Artist Trading Cards, How To Write Your History, Genealogy Scrapbooking and Ailments and Cures (following the program, Plagues & Epidemics by Roselyn Wells)
D.C. Walling and Simeon Flint sowed the seeds of industry in Kendallville when they bought into William Hildreth’s machine shop in January of 1866. By 1871, H.I. and A.B. Park, the sons of Auburn founder Wesley Park, purchased Hildreth’s shares and the factory became the familiar Flint & Walling. Last year, 2016, Flint & Walling celebrated 150 years of local, American-made products. Flint & Walling has employed people from this area for 151 years, including employees from DeKalb, Noble, Allen, LaGrange, and Steuben counties.
Amanda Blackman was a part of the Flint & Walling 150th Celebration committee. As a part of this committee, she wrote and gave tours of Flint & Walling affiliated people who are buried in Lake View Cemetery. She is a fan of cemeteries and cemetery tours, and this was of particular interest since her grandfather, Russell Mills retired from Flint & Walling. This will be a virtual version of the cemetery tour.
You do not have to be a member to attend.
Please publish in papers before Monday, March 13 please. You may use any of the pictures. Pics of Amanda Blackman, Letterheads for Flint & Walling, and Henry Park, son of Wesley Park, founder of 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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