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Message from the President

February 2015 



Greetings TIPCOA Members,

Welcome to 2015, it is now the beginning of February and spring is just a little over a month away.  It is time to shed the winter blahs and get involved breaking down your brick walls or find new information on your family.

The new TIPCOA board members met in the middle of January and have planned several presentations which we think you will enjoy.  We also discussed TIPCOA taking on a new project which will take three to four meetings over the course of a year to complete.  If it is successful we can continue it further.  More information will be available at the February meeting.

Please think of which cemetery you would like to tour this August and if you would like to take a research trip in July and if so, where.  Your input is important and I will be asking you for your thoughts at the meeting.


House Bill 1001 has been proposed to cut 24% from the State funding to The Indiana State Library and to eliminate the Genealogy Department altogether.  State budget director said that the libraries services are the same that would be offered through  Please write, call, or email your state representative to vote against this bill.  If it passes, Indiana will lose a great asset and all residents and everyone with ties to Indiana’s past will lose.


President Billie Seaton Our new email.



The Indiana Genealogical Society's annual conference will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at University Hall on the campus of Indiana State University (401 N. Seventh St.) in Terre Haute, Indiana. The featured speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, of  The Legal Genealogist. The local host will be the  Wabash Valley Genealogy Society.

DEADLINE: The deadline to register online is Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm Eastern. After that, you can only register at the door ($50 per person). If you want to purchase a membership before registering for the conference, you must do so before Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm Eastern, to give us enough time to e-mail you the login information you will need to get the member rate.  REGISTRATION: Register online for the conference using the form below or print out and mail in the  Registration Form.


Meetings coming upConnect to us on Facebook for your reminder of events.  Our meetings are at 7:00 p.m. and held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3305 Longlois Dr, Lafayette, IN 47904 A map is on our webpage.

Recent news;  L.A. Clugh has been appointed by the Indiana Genealogy Society as the Tippecanoe County Genealogist in 2011. (IGC) They are individuals who will help you answer questions about research in their own County.

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