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Volume XXII, Number 1
September 1998


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September 1998

I am pleased to assume the responsibility of Editor of The Packet this year and will do my best to continue the quality of the quarterly. The Tri-State Genealogical Society is proud of its continued effort to produce unpublished records of the area and those of general interest to its members. Among the purposes of the Society is the aim to further genealogical interest and improve genealogical skills. These goals are met each year with help sessions before our meetings, a yearly seminar, and a quality journal. The Packet is the link to the area for members who are not local. While I value suggestions from anyone, I especially would like to hear from out-of-state members indicating what type of sources they find most helpful, or those they would like to see in print. Just drop me a line at or by snail mail.

Well-documented family material, Bible records, abstracts of primary records, or other data pertaining to this area are solicited. Material is accepted on a 3.5" disk in text-only or Word format and in typed form. Send to TSGS, Att: Packet Editor, c/o Willard Library, 21 First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710. Or as an attachment to the above e-mail address.

It is my wish that each of you, local or out-of-state, will find something beneficial in the quarterly this coming year.
Bettie Cummings Cook CCI, Editor

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September 1998

Another year is beginning. September seems to signal a new beginning, even though the leaves will be turning color in another month and for those in the northern states it reminds us to get cars and furnaces winterized. Why not use the changing of the seasons as motivation to get back to looking for answers to your puzzling ancestors. A trip to my home county this summer reminded me of the wealth of unpublished, non-indexed material (not on the Internet, either) that lies in the loose paper files of libraries and archives.

Among the best things I found were letters written by others who are researching the same families. Some included bits of family lore and remembrances from times past, as well as bits of information they have found. I now have at least two more people to write to, asking for answers to some of my questions, as well as the sources for the information they included. I found some short summary write-ups that were never published, of individuals and family groups which give me more clues about them. The loose paper files in one library contain the handwritten copies of the tombstone inscriptions to the county cemeteries. These copies could be a first publishing project for the new genealogical society that has been formed there. Until that happens, they are being preserved and available to anyone for the looking. I know they helped me find tombstone information.

If you are close to Evansville, be sure to check the vertical family files at Willard Library for the surname you are researching. Central Library also has an extensive clipping file of places and business as well as individuals, If you are not nearby, check the vertical files of your own library. This is a great source for information to share with others, If the local society to which you belong (and I hope those of you in California, Illinois, and elsewhere are also active members of a society in your own home town) has a newsletter or journal, your library's vertical files are a source for information to be shared with others through these publications.

Speaking of publications, don't forget to send things to be published in the Packet. Church, cemetery and funeral home records are wonderful sources to be shared by everyone. Voter registration, early deed books, marriage, school records, and a write-up of your early tri-state family, all are the kinds of material we are looking for. We continue to need your help,

We look forward to a good seminar on October 17th. Look for more information elsewhere in this issue. Thanks for all your help last year and I expect another good one ahead.

Marjorie Blocker Kinsey, TSGS President

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September 1998

The Tri-State Packet is pleased to publish queries from TSGS members. Queries are limited to 50 words & five typed lines. Please include your name, address and membership number (on the mailing label), and at least one name, date and location.
Submit your questions to:
TSGS Packet
c/o Willard Library
21 First Ave.
Evansville IN

Researching Trimble who came to Vanderburgh County 1846 from Longford County, Ireland. Will correspond with any descendants.
Betty Trimble Blackwell, P.0. Box 254, Gold Beach, OR 97444-0254. #1873

Researching the above names. Would like to bear from you and exchange information.
Nancy Reicken Murphy. 2301 Katie Lynn Drive, Granite City, IL 62040. #1707

Seek descendants of Rev Joseph Howard born 1797 Mason County, KY. Married Sarah Haffield 1817 in KY. Died 1878 DeWitt County, IL. Children: Benjamin Howard born 1820 KY marr Lydia Hough, Rachael Howard born 1822 Ky marr James C. Rucker, Ellen Howard born 1824, Peter Howard born 1827 OH marr Mary E. Botkin, Rev. William K Howard born 1830 OH, John Howard born 1832 OH, Mary Jane Howard born 1834 OH marr Samuel P. Hough, Reuben Howard born 1836 OH marr Bette Laughlin, Francis Howard born 1839 IL marr Sarah Trowbridge & Caroline McNeil, Analiza E. Howard born 1842 IL marr George P. Brahn(m).
Maynard & Lois Fullington, 572 U Road, Palmer NE 68864-1113. #1556 e-mail:

Researching above names. Would like to exchange/share data.
Maynard & Lois Fullington, 572 U Road, Palmer NE 68864-1113. #1556 e-mail:

Researching Eli & Jennie McAllister and family; Brillie (nee Ashley); Ina Mae (Scales) Sefton; Rachel (nee Fisher) wife of John. All born Warrick County, 1N
Fran Math, 113 E. Church Street, Shullsburg WS 53586. e-mail:

Seek information on Joseph Monday/Munday born ca 1836 IN in 1870 Warrick County census. Married Vina Ann Mills. Children: Marion Monday, Amos Monday, Dora Monday, Truman Monday marr Paradine Scales. Joseph Monday's parents were James Monday born ca 1807 VA and Susan Langford born ca 1811 NC. Joseph Monday married (2) Lucinda Meece in Warrick County, IN.
Dennis Schwoerke, 12025 Greenwick Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73162. #1705. e-mail:

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