Do you have an Indiana genealogy website you'd be happy for other readers to visit? At the bottom of this page is a new Indiana genealogy site ring...please consider joining this to increase traffic to your site(and maybe find some new cousins!).
Have you ever heard the song, "Stardust"? Did you know it was written by a fellow Hoosier? The composer, Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1899. For more info, please visit http://www.hoagy.com/
When you think of professional football and Indiana, you automatically think of the Indianapolis Colts, right? Well, not necessarily...check out http://www.ihv4u.org/pine.htm and read about some Hoosier football history made in Pine Village, way back in 1898!
Are you looking for a grave of a famous relative? Or an infamous one? Even an ancestor with no great claims to fame? Here's a site that can help you with grave site location...and in the case of the famous relatives, it might even have a picture of the tombstone for you! Visit http://www.findagrave.com/index.html to start your search.
Are you aware of the problems with some old Indiana cemeteries being poorly maintained, or even threatened by construction? To learn more and see what you can do to help preserve the resting places of our ancestors, visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~inpcrp
Now here's a different approach to finding your ancestors! A Hawkins cousin in Brooklyn sent me info on this...it looks interesting, but I haven't signed up for it yet...no endorsement here. The Oxford Ancestor Project is using DNA to help genealogists. The project is under the auspices of Britain's Oxford University; to explore the possibilities for yourself, visit http://www.oxfordancestors.com
Civil War Site of the Month
Welcome to the site of the 49th Indiana unit. Bart Johnson has put together a site about a reenactment unit of the 49th Indiana, plus has numerous links to other pertinent sites that would help you with researching your Civil War ancestor. You can check out Bart's hard work at http://www.kiva.net/~bjohnson/49th.html.
According to family tradition, did you have a family member involved in the Underground Railroad? If so, or you'd like to learn more about the "Grand Central Station" of Indiana's leg of the railroad, visit either in person or by web the home of Levi Coffin. The Levi Coffin House is located at 113 US 27 North, PO Box 77, Fountain City, IN, 47341. The website can be found at http://www.waynet.wayne.in.us/nonprofit/coffin.htm.