Climbing Your Hoosier Family Tree
Volume 1, Issue #8 September 2000
Library of the Month
The P. H. Sullivan Museum, at 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, IN 46077, phone 317-873-4900 is a Midwest treasure. Within the last year, over 1100 genealogy volumes were donated to them. For several years, the staff has been putting obituaries on 5 x 8 cards from all the county(Boone)newspapers going back to the late 1800's. Research also covers Pike Twp., Marion Co., IN, and Clay Twp., Hamilton Co., IN. Librarian Mrs. Mary Ann Doyle is extremely helpful. This museum is a real find for researchers! Call for hours. (research can be accomplished via mail as well.) If going in person, Zionsville is alsoa delight to visit with its brick streets, nice restaurants, and many antique shops.
A site recommended by a reader... http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/CACulman/MultiGen.htm as a site that allows you to search multiple genealogy databases. Thanks Caroline!
Another site recommended by a reader!Here's a site that you can search for surnames in cemeteries.
It's by state though not all states are included yet.
Still hunting hard-to-find death records? Here's a site that might make the challenge a bit easier. http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html
Are you anxious to visit a little bit of down-home Indiana? Then check out the Covered Bridge Festival this fall in Rockville, IN. An annual event, this is festival has something for everyone! For more info, visit their site at http://www.coveredbridges.com/home.htm .
Surname Site now has over 1200 links to sites with names. There's also a surname registry has been added where you can list the surnames you are researching. There are over 300 surnames listed, so be sure to
check for yours.
Are you looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary for that next visit to Indiana? I'll bet this web site will have something you'd not considered! For a list of the various haunted places you can visit in Indiana(as well as what kind of apparitions to expect!), take a look at http://theshadowland.net/places/indiana.htm
"Climbing Your Hoosier Family Tree" © 2000 by Cathy Hawkins