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
February 9, 2015
6:00 social time 6:15 meeting time
At the Willennar Genealogy Center
(A service of the Eckhart Public Library)
After a short business meeting, we will be offering a research night at the Willennar Center at a time that it is usually not open. Genealogy society members will be available to help if you need that extra assistance. We will provide some family sheets to record some of your family’s history to make it easier in the future to find information.
Really bad weather? CALL Roselyn Wells at 925-0384 before 5:00 p.m. to see if we called our meeting off due to inclement weather.
The picture above is of Hannah Vallieau Latson Thomas. If we would not have researched this person at the library, we would have never figured out who this was. We found the picture in a box of family pictures. She looked very similar to another picture that we found that was identified as Sarah Latson Altenburg and thought maybe this was the same person but older. Then we realized the other person, Sarah, never lived that long so could not have been her. It was her mother, Hannah who was born in 1786 and died in 1866. According to DeKalb cemetery records Hannah was the mother of J.J. Latson (brother of the aforementioned Sarah.) Later we found a picture of Hannah by her spinning wheel and surrounded by children. In yet another picture, the children are identified and were her grandchildren. If we would have not seen the reference to her son, J.J. Latson, we would have never discovered who she was. Later I went to the courthouse, where I found a deed, dated 1857, conveying her land to two other sons.
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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