We have some great new Free Indiana Databases! Golden Moments of Hoosier History
by Milford E. Anness was published in 1966 for the Sesquicentennial of Indiana’s statehood. The sixteen page booklet highlights some more unusual bits of Indiana’s history, such as information on the utopian community of New Harmony, the lyrics of “Naptown,” a song in praise of Indianapolis, and closes with William Miller’s poem “Ain’t God Good to Indiana.”
The 98-page booklet Indiana Basketball Handbook, 1975-76
really touches on what’s important in Indiana. Produced by Citizens National Bank of Columbia City, this item contains the basketball out look for Indiana for the 1975-1976 season with high school and college game schedules, tournaments, All-Stars for Indiana and Kentucky, photos of players and general information on and sections on the ABA and NBA. Tippecanoe
was published by the Tippecanoe Sesquicentennial Committee in Battleground in 1961, and includes fictionalized accounts of the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Hope, Indiana
has a rich history dating back to 1830, when the Moravians settled in the northeastern corner of Bartholomew County. In 1975, the Yellow Trail Museum opened. This museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the town's history for the public. Forty years after opening, the facility has expanded with a bigger showroom and is currently developing a genealogy research room to focus on the local history and families. Although the new research room won't open until mid-2017, some old Church Records are being preserved and made available to the public via the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center website, including Clifford Christian Church, covering 1897 to 1982
, and Hawcreek Baptist Church Records, covering 1830 to 1920
, Maria Creek Baptist Church in Knox County Indiana
, was founded in 1809 and abandoned in 1947, although former members returned for annual meetings for about a decade. In 1963 the building was relocated to the campus of Vincennes University to serve as an interdenominational chapel. This booklet recounts a brief history of the congregation.
William M. Williams supplied his Richland Christian Church, Record Book 1825-1875
, Monroe County, Indiana. This item provides a list of members from 1864 to 1975 and Mr. Williams also compiled an every name index to this handwritten document.
We also have the Annual Report of the First Baptist Church, 1977, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
, which includes a message from the pastor, a church schedule, lists of new members, losses and deaths, and information about various groups within the congregation.
The Spencerville High School, Beacon, 1942
from DeKalb County, Indiana, was published by the Senior Class and is dedicated for former Spencerville students away in the war. It includes individual photos of the seniors, class photos of grades 1 through 11, staff, activities, and an alumni roll from 1909 to 1940.
And, finally, another cemetery indexed and made available from Jim Cox, this one is Elizabethtown Cemetery in Delaware County, Indiana
. Each entry provides name, dates, and occasionally, notes, such as “son of,” “wife of,” or military notations.
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