Saturday, June 25, 2022

Thanks For The New Banner, Kim!

GSMC President Barbara Cline-Hutchinson (L) is happy 
to accept this new display banner from Kim Smith (R). 
Kim created and donated the banner to GSMC, 
and it will be a super addition to the Society booth at the upcoming 
Midwestern Roots Conference.


Monday, June 20, 2022

Someone Shook The Family Tree!

OK, I couldn't resist that headline, sorry. 
Patricia Fox Shook of Roseville, CA, donated her excellent genealogy to our library.
It contains lots of Shooks in Indiana.
[I attended high school in West Virginia with Alberta Shook a l-o-n-g time ago. 
Maybe a relative here?]


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Unique Family History Resource Donated

Emily Moore donated the below book to our GSMC Library and it's now on the shelf.
This is a unique family concept--
frankly we can't think of any other book that covers this museum topic. 
Drop by next Wednesday and see if this is a good fit for you.


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Great Photo Session Last Saturday

We had a full house on the 11th at the GSMC Library 
to hear Joan Hostetler give a
excellent workshop on genealogical and historical photos.
[Visit the Indiana Album website to see some of the results of her work.]
Thanks, Joan!
Long time GSMC member Barbara George in foreground listens intently.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Thanks, Emily Moore!

GSMC would like to thank Emily Moore of Indianapolis for her recent donation 
of the nice selection of genealogy materials shown below. 
Our collection grows constantly with this kind of support from our community.


Monday, June 13, 2022

Indianapolis Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Identified

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fire Controlman 2nd Class George Gilbert, 20, of Indianapolis, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 24, 2020.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Gilbert was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Gilbert.

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries.

Now buried in the Punchbowl National Cemetery on Oahu.