Thursday, April 29, 2021

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We Recommend This U. S. Census Website

Visit the U.S. Census History page at

This is a great site; you can find more things than you can imagine.

            Veterans of America's wars lived for decades after the last shots were fired. Daniel F. Bakeman survived the American Revolution (1775–1783) and lived to the age of 109, dying April 5, 1869. War of 1812 (1812–1815) veteran Hiram Cronk died May 13, 1905, aged 105. Fredrak W. Fraske survived the Indian Wars (1817–1898) and died on June 18, 1973, aged 101.
            Mexican War (1846–1848) veteran Owen Thomas Edgar died September 3, 1929, at the age of 98. Civil War (1861–1865) Union Army veteran Albert Woolson was aged 109 when he died August 2, 1956, outliving Confederate veteran Pleasant Crump, who died at age 104 on December 21, 1951. Spanish-American War (1898–1902) veteran Nathan E. Cook died on September 10, 1992, age 106. 
            World War I (1917–1918) veteran Frank W. Buckles died at age 110 on February 27, 2011. While more than 16.1 million Americans served in World War II (1941–1945), fewer than 500,000 were alive in 2018.
            According to the Census Bureau's recent report—Those Who Served: America's Veterans From World War II to the War on Terror—the United States was home to approximately 18 million veterans in 2018. Of that number, 6.4 million served during the Vietnam War era (1964–1975) making up the largest veteran cohort in the United States.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CIGNA Workshop At State Library May 8

The Central Indiana DNA Interest Group in conjunction with the Indiana State Library will be hosting the following events. Be sure to register online at the Indiana State Library event page to reserve your spot.


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Genealogy Is Where You Find It!

If you keep your eyes open, you will find material with genealogical implications in many places.
This article was in a recent Archaeology Magazine.


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Richard Hill's FREE Genetic Genealogy Links


Richard Hill's FREE File of 300+ Genetic Genealogy Links UPDATED. 

He has added a lot more links to the Richard Hill's Genetic Genealogy Links PDF. That's a free PDF file you can download now. Links include DNA tests, third-party tools, Facebook groups, fascinating and helpful articles, bloggers, books, conferences, interviews, etc. Don't miss separate sections for adoptees near the end. Click here to download the file -


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Virtual Conference June 5 From Texas

 [GSMC occasionally gets notices of other virtual events; We thought you might like this one.] 

3rd Annual Research Your Way to Genealogy Answers Virtual Conference

Saturday,  June 5, 2021

            Speakers will be talking about the following:

Research Over My Shoulder: A Practical Guide to Researching Your Ancestors (Devon Noel Lee) 

How To Effectively Research Newspapers For Your Ancestors (Lisa Lisson) 

How to Research German Ancestors from the US to their Hometown (Miles Meyer) 

Dissecting a Civil War Pension Record-Union & Confederate (Jill Morelli)

            The online sessions will begin at 10am Eastern Time on Saturday, 5th June 2021. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. 

3. No, you don't have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the door prizes.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the virtual conference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don't want to.

            As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to genealogy and research.       Early bird registration is only $19.99 until May 22nd. The regular registration price is $24.99. Learn more at the website ( and register today.

 Thanks, Andrew & Devon Noel Lee  Family History Fanatics Humble, TX | 346-704-1433

(Thanks to Janet Mobley for this item.)

Friday, April 9, 2021

Marion County To Get Preservation Grants

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) posted a notice of the below three prospective grants from the Federal Historical Preservation Fund. Work should start this spring and finish next summer. Lots of Indy genealogists have connections to these structures!


Monday, April 5, 2021

GSMC Adds Two More Elementary Annuals

One of the hardest items to find for genealogy is elementary school resources. We just added a 1993 and a 1994 booklet from Southport Elementary in Perry Township, but we could use many, many more from all over the county. If you have some lying around, we could use them, if only to digitize. Come on now, we know you can find some if you only look. Be a pal, huh, huh!!