is here and it is the time when many researchers go on trips searching for
that elusive ancestor we’ve been hunting for many years.
My trip starts in early August and will take me to Iowa, Nebraska,
Kansas and Missouri.
My main goals are to clean headstones of ancestors in cemeteries I have
already visited and to visit cemeteries I haven’t been to yet.
have found the cemeteries where two of my two times great grandparents are
buried after searching for 38 years (never give up).
Although the grounds keeper of one cemetery says they have no record of
him there, and don’t know where he is buried, the death record and the
obituary say he is.
Guess it is time to hunt down the lot deeds and burial transport
records to verify.
Nebraska I am going to look through original plat maps to locate the land a
third times great grandfather owned at the time of his death in 1858.
He is buried in a pioneer grave on this land.
I hope to be able to locate the land and if anyone in the area may know
where he is buried.
had another successful session at TCHA cleaning the old documents.
Thank you to all of you that showed up to help.
This is going to take some time and hope to see you there helping again
when we meet there again in November.
upcoming program for the September meeting will be on the Underground Railroad
in Indiana, Guest speaker will be Shannon Hudson from Crawfordsville.
Our October meeting will be presented by Amy Harbor on “Pioneer
Deaths and Burials” and will feature Tippecanoe County.
I am looking forward to this as I have several known pioneer burials in
For the November meeting we will be at TCHA cleaning more documents.
Hope you can all show up so we can finish with the cleaning and start
have a picnic planned for August 12, 2015 at the Burton/Klondike Cemetery.
Plan to eat at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your own table service, covered dish, and a chair.
More details will be sent soon.
Our upcoming trip to the Indianapolis State Library and the Indiana
Historical Library is August 22.
These two libraries are across the street from each other so you will
be able to spend time in each or just one.
Please RSVP if you are going and if you can drive or need a ride. More
detailed information will be sent soon.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
We are off to a good start for the first part of this
year. Our first work session at TCHA library was a success; more than 20
people came to help with sorting the documents, learning how to clean and
repair old documents, and learning some names of some of the forgotten lives
from pre 1850 Tippecanoe County. I hope we continue with the good turnout
for future sessions at TCHA.
April 25th was the IGS Convention and TIPCOA was awarded a
grant of $500.00 towards supplies to properly clean, repair, store and index
some of the oldest records from the Tippecanoe Courthouse. These records
have not been viewed by anyone for over 150 years. In many instances other
county's records such as these did not survive and the people and their
names contained in those records have been lost forever. We are fortunate to
have the chance to make these forgotten people known for those who are
searching for them now and in the future.
The speaker at the IGS convention this year was Judy
Russell (The Legal Genealogist.) Judy’s presentations are very informative
and entertaining and I wasn’t ready for them to end. I learned quite a lot
from her and the TIPCOA board is looking into the possibility of showing you
one of her webinars.
The seminar and the conference were very well organized.
We were able to walk from our hotel to the Terre Haute Library which has a
very good genealogy department. L.A. was able to find information on her
family. We were also able to walk to restaurants and cafes for meals. If you
have any ancestors that were in Vigo County and you haven’t been there on
a research trip, I highly recommend you go.
We are planning a trip to the Indiana Historical Library
and the Indiana State Library for July. These two libraries are across the
street from each other so you will be able to spend time in each or just
one. I will find out what each library has in their collections and let you
know before we go. We have also been looking into the State Archives as a
possible future trip. Will keep you informed.
The 2016-2017 budgets has been signed into law and though
funding for the Indiana State Library was put back in the amount was not as
much as it has been in years past. So I expect there to be a few changes due
to the smaller amount but I have not been able to find any information as to
how this will affect the library.
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
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 Ancestry.com.
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.
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
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