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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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.
DeKalb County Indiana Genealogy Society
April 14, 2014
Social time – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting time – 6:15 p.m.
Close Room, Upstairs at the Eckhart Public Library, Auburn
"Sweet Auburn The loveliest village of the plain." This line from an Oliver Goldsmith poem is believed to have inspired the naming of Auburn, Indiana. Known as "The Home of the Classics" in honor of the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles built by citizens of the city from the early 1900s through 1937, this classic theme runs deep within the people who shaped the very fabric of the community. Locals such as John Martin Smith, Irene Bisel, Dr. Bonnell Souder, Charles Eckhart, Glenn Rieke, William McIntosh and others devoted themselves to nurturing Auburn’s vibrant heritage. This book, Legendary Locals, that Chad Gramling created, explores the stories of these men and women. Chad will give a short talk on his book! Don’t miss it!
May 12, 2014
Repairing Cemetery Stones
Jim & Roselyn Wells
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
At the W.H. Willennar Center
They will be talking about repairing stones and showing before and after pictures. A few stories about the fixed stones will be thrown in.
They will be giving this talk on May 19 at Williams Co. Genealogical Society
June 9, 2014
Waterloo Cemetery Walk
6:00 p.m. at the cemetery
If it is thunder storming or raining hard, please call for further information. I will email on whether we have a rain date or will meet at the library (needs cleared first).
If you do not have email, please call.
July 14, 2014
Calvary Cemetery Walk
6:00 p.m. at this Garrett cemetery
If it is thunder storming or raining hard, please call for further information. I will email on whether we have a rain date or have alternate plans.
If you do not have email, please call. 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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