Adams County, Indiana INGenWeb





What's New
on the Adams County INGenWeb site?
September 2017
Cemeteries: Alberson, 3 obits, 18 tombstone pics, Evangelical - 7 obits, 3 pics; Mazelin - 4 obits, 1 pic; MRE - 29 obits, 25 pics; Mt. Hope - 6 obits, 5 pics; Mt. Tabor - 5 obits, 2 pics; Riverside - 10 obits, 7 pics; Shady - 23 obits, 15 pics; St. Luke - 93 obits, 189 pics; Westlawn - 6 obits, 9 pics
Scrapbooks: added 15 more indexed transcriptions of the 1943 Historical Museum's Scrapbook
Wells: added listings for Redding Cemetery & St. Johns Cemetery in Union Twp (5 bios, 7 obits & 6 pics)

August 2017
Cemeteries: Bunker Hill Amish - added 6 obits, Decatur - 38 obits & 22 pics, MRE - 61 obits & 53 pics, Zion/Cline - added 37 obits & 35 pics
Military: World War II KIAs - added 7 pics and replaced 13 newspaper scans with typed accounts; reformatted the C-F listing of vets adding 3 more pics
Obits: added over 300 obituaries from Wells County's Prairie View Cemetery with Adams connections
Old Courthouse: added 29 indexed guardianships complete with scans from 1862
Scrapbooks: completed the 1940-41 Historical Museum's Scrapbook with with 15 more indexed transcriptions
Wells: added listings for Gearnand (25 obits, 23 pics), Jones (9 obits, 7 pics), Linn & Old Salem (26 obits & 12 pics)

July 2017
Cemeteries: Backesto - added 4 obits w/ tombstone photos; Pleasant Dale - 6 obits & 3 photos; St. Joseph - 37 obits w/ 32 pics
Wells cemeteries: Old Apostolic Christian - 8 obits w/ pics; New Apostolic - 184 obits w/ 169 pics; Prairie View - 299 obits w/ pics

June 2017
Cemeteries: Decatur - added 78 obits & 48 tombstone photos; MRE - 124 obits, 103 photos; Monmouth - 30 obits, 14 pics; Riverside - 5 obits, 6 photos
Federal Land Patents: completed the project by adding 343 images
Historical Museum Scrapbook: added 24 indexed transcriptions from the 1940-1941 Scrapbook
Old Courthouse: added 27 indexed Estates from 1860-1862 and an 1895 census of Hartford Township males
Wells: added links to the Wells County Cemetery listings at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Dept.; Apostolic Christian Cemetery - added 129 obits & 119 tombstone pics

May 2017
Cemeteries: Alberson - 23 obits & 68 tombstone pics; Evangelical - 6 obits, 4 pics; Mt. Zion - 3 obits; Ray - 7 obits, 6 pics; Tricker - 5 obits, 3 pics; St. Joseph - 18 obits & 12 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 363 land patents w/ images (R & S)
Added 1850 Adams County Mortality Schedule
Biographies: added 4 new bios
Wells Cemeteries: added listing for Prairie View; added 210 obits & 211 pics for Apostolic Christian

April 2017
Cemeteries: Schwartz Amish - added 5 obits; Salem UCC - 10 obits; Spring Hill - 17 obits, 10 pics; St. John - 9 obits; 5 pics; St. Paul - 5 obits, 1 bio; St. Joseph - 74 obits, 3 bios, 50 pics; Studebaker - 11 obits, 36 pics; West Lawn - 20 obits, 10 pics; Alberson, 9 obits, 74 pics; Apostolic in Wells - 16 obits, 11 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 87 land patents w/ images (N-Q)
Obituaries: added 90 obituaries for people with Adams connections who are buried out of the county

March 2017
Cemeteries: Biberstein - added 1 obit & 85 tombstone pics; Ray - 43 obits & 18 pics; Riverside - 15 obits & 8 pics; Salem/Magley - 2 bios, 9 obits, 5 pics
Federal Land Patents: added 176 land patents w/ images (M)
Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 17 indexed pages from the 1940-41 Scrapbook
Old Courthouse records: 19 indexed Estates w/ document scans & 27 indexed Guardianships w/ document scans, both from the 1860s
Added listing for Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Wells County w/ 16 obits

February 2017
Cemeteries: MRE - added 153, most with tombstone pics; New Mt. Tabor - added 11 obits
Since there are so many Adams county family members buried in Wells County a listing for Albright Cemetery has been added
Federal Land Patents: added K & L listing with scans of the original documents

January 2017
Cemeteries: Greenwood - 2 bios & 6 obits; Cross/Kross - 18 photos; St. Mary's - 30 obits; Evangelical - 13 obits; Moser - 2 obits; Immanuel - 1 obit; Mazelin - combined 70 obits w/ tombstone pics
Military: added the R World War I draft registrations and created a listing for 1260 Civil War soldiers from Adams County
Old Courthouse: added 31 indexed guardianship records from 1859-1861 and 17 indexed estate records from 1853-1860
Scrapbooks: completed 1940 Scrapbook from 13 more scans!! (thanks to Karin King)

December 2016
Cemeteries: Alberson - replaced 28 newspaper scans with typed obits and added 6 new obits; Crawford - 2 replacement obits and 3 new; Lufborrow - 185 tombstone photos, 80 obits and 1 bio; Decatur - 4 replacement obits, 36 obits, 47 pics & 38 combinations (obit plus tombstone photo)
Historical museum scrapbooks: 21 indexed transcriptions of the 1940 scrapbook
Military: World War I draft registrations - P
Old Courthouse records: 17 1859-1862 Estate Records

November 2016
Cemeteries: Lufborrow - added 26 photos & 1 obit; Snow - added 38 photos
Funeral home records: added 177 indexed images of original records from Jahn Funeral Home 1922-1956
Military: added 10 obits for World War II KIAs

October 2016
Cemeteries: Decatur - 34 obits; Mann - 4 photos; MRE - 56 obits, 1 bio; Pleasant Dale - 3 obits; Riverside - 4 obits
Historical museum scrapbooks: indexed 13 transcriptions of the 1940 scrapbook
Military: World War I - added 6 veteran's photos; World War II KIA - added 41 obits with tombstone photos; World War II veterans - added 277 pics of individuals - all thanks to the wonderful staff at the Berne Library Heritage room!

September 2016
Cemeteries: updated links on Reynolds, Roop, Salem Church, Shady, Smith, Snow, St. Luke, Studebaker, Union Chapel, Berne Mennonite, Biberstein, Brown, Bunker Hill, Clark, Collins, County Farm, First City
Added obits and/or pics to Riverside (16 obits, 2 pics), Schwartz (9 obits), St. John Bingen (4 obits), St. Joseph (54 obits), St. Luke (1 obit), St. Mary (1 obit), St. Paul (4 obits), St. Peter (2 obits), Thatcher (3 pics), West Lawn (7 obits), Winchester (2 obits), Decatur (33 obits, 152 pics), Alberson (1 obit, 1 pic), Bethel (1 bio, 27 pics), Antioch (2 obits), Backesto (23 obits, 2 pics), Bunker Hill Amish (1 obit), Crawford (2 obits)
Federal land patents: added 156 land patents with images (H, I, J)
Funeral home records: added 93 funeral records from Zwick (1918-1922) (index & copy of original record)
Historical museum scrapbooks: indexed 28 transcriptions of the 1940 Scrapbook
Military: added 12 obits for those KIA in World War II; updated Vietnam page
Old Courthouse records: added 30 oil & gas leases (1892-1909) complete with copy of original lease

August 2016
Military: updated most of the pages; added a page for Adams Mexican-American War veterans; added 28 obits for those KIA in WW II
Funeral home records: added 36 indexed images of original records from Zwick Funeral Home 1918-1922
Land Patents: finished G with 13 more images & added 41 images to H
Old Courthouse: added 20 Estate records and 13 Guardianships form 1858-1859
Cemeteries: updated East Salem Amish - 6 obits, Evangelical Mennonite - 11 obits, Martz, Rumple, Sipe, Evans - 2, Fuhrman, Greenwood - 7, Hartford - 54 pics, Huser, Hilty - 1 obit, Immanuel Luth - 5; Kross Reformed, Kunkle, Little, Loofburrow - 1, Salem UCC - 72, Mann, Mazelin - 1 obit; Monmouth, Moser, Mt. Hope - 15, Mt. Tabor - 5, Mt. Zion UBC, MRE - 194 obits, Neuenschwander - 1, Oak Ridge Amish - 3, Pleasant Dale - 4, Pleasant Mills - 4, Pleasant Valley, Ray - 11 obits
Obits: added 58 obits for Adams folks buried out of the county. Adams County now has over 10,000 obits on our site!!

July 2016
Cemeteries: Updated Decatur Cemetery with 192 obits and 2 bios; divided the H listing into two parts because of the size, which gives us 29 pages of individuals buried in the cemetery.
Military: updated the World War I page with more draft registrations
Old Courthouse: added 35 1855 estate records and 19 1858 guardianships
Scrapbooks: added 37 indexed transcriptions to the 1940 scrapbook

June 2016
Just returned from a wonderful research week in Indiana! With the help of Jane Edson, Karin King and Jim Cox we accumulated more data for our website.
Cemeteries - Antioch: added 5 obits; Alberson: 2 pics, 20 obits; Blue Creek Amish: 5 obits; Tricker: 10 obits, 1 bio; Bunker Hill Amish: 11 obits; Clark Chapel: 3 obits; Crawford: 3 obits; Decatur: A - 11 obits, 100 pics
Land patents - added 57 images to G
Military - created page for the Adams County Veterans Memorial in Berne (thanks to Jim Cox for the photos!)
which added 11 KIA soldiers to the Vietnam page. Created a page for the Korean War (5 KIA soldiers) and for the Gulf Wars (3 KIA soldiers)

May 2016
Cemeteries - St. Peter: added 9 obits & 36 photos; Studebaker: 4 obits & 9 photos; reformatted Thatcher; Union Chapel: added 10 obits & 48 photos; West Lawn: 28 obits & 71 photos; Zion/Cline: 1 obit & 59 photos; Zion Friedheim: 33 obits & 71 photos.
Land Patents - completed F with 84 images, started G with 14 images
Scrapbooks - completed the 1943 January-February book with 13 indexed transcriptions; added 20 indexed transcriptions to the 1940 book
Old Courthouse Records - 1 will, 14 estate probates; 13 guardianships
Added 120 obituaries for people with Adams County connections, but who are buried out of the county; divided the M listing into two parts because of the number of entries

April 2016
Cemeteries: fixed links in Ray, Salem & St. John Bingen; St. Joseph: added 207 obits & 181 tombstone pics; St. Luke: 7 obits & 31 pics; St. Mary: 5 obits; St. Paul: 70 obits & 53 pics
Land patents: added D & E listings (150 images)
Military: World War I draft registrations: completed N, O & M listings; World War II - added 4 KIA clippings and 1942 pics of 16 veterans
Scrapbooks: 1940 - indexed & added 11 transcriptions; 1942A - 53 transcriptions (complete!); 1942-43 - 9 transcriptions

March 2016
Cemeteries: St. John Bingen - added 15 obits & 127 tombstone photos, St. Joseph Catholic (1st half) - added 222 obits & 170 pics
Land Patents: completed the C listing with 100 images and added the D listing (Go Jim!)
Military: Added short bios of 8 more War of 1812 veterans thanks to the research of Kaylehn Brunner
Old Courthouse Records: Added index and images of the following township plat books (land tax records): 1915 Blue Creek, 1919 Preble & 1925 French
Scrapbooks: index and transcriptions - 10 scans from 1940 and 36 scans from 1942B. The 1942B (Feb-Nov) book is complete!

February 2016
Cemeteries: updated Smith Chapel Cemetery with 2 obits & 105 tombstone photos
Land Patents: added 40 images of the original land patents (B)
Military: added 22 profiles to the World War II KIAs (thanks to Bryan Lineberry and his students at Bellmont High School) and created a page for Spanish-American War veterans
Scrapbooks: added index and transcriptions of 11 scans to the 1940 Scrapbook

January 2016
Cemeteries: updated Collins, Old Mt. Tabor (50 photos), Reynolds (11 photos), Riverside (35 obits, 91 photos), Roop/Carroll (6 photos), Salem Church (13 obits, 99 photos), Schwartz Amish (19 obits), Shady (3 obits, 17 photos)
Land Patents: added 160 images of the original land patents in Adams (B)
Military: completed the listing of Adams County World War II veterans (P-Z)
Scrapbooks: completed the 1939-1940 Scrapbook w/ index and transcriptions of 11 scans!

December 2015
Cemeteries: Updated MRE with 64 obits; Neuenschwander - 5 obits, Oak Ridge - 2 obits; Pleasant Dale - 12 obits & 125 pics; Pleasant Mills - 6 obits & 109 pics; 1/2 of Ray - 11 obits & 115 pics
Military: added L - Mc listing of World War I draft registrations & M-O listing of World War II veterans
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 24 scans of the 1939-1940 Scrapbook; completed the 1942c Scrapbook with 24 more scans
Land patents: (a new project) completed the A list of original land patent recepients in Adams, attaching a copy of the federal certificate to each land owner's name

November 2015
Cemeteries: reformatted Biberstein + 1 obit; Monmouth + 4 obits & 18 pics; Moser + 1 obit; Mt. Hope + 36 obits & 22 pics; New Mt. Tabor + 19 obits & 56 pics; Mt. Zion + 8 obits & 2 pics
Military: added letters I, J, K to the World War I draft registrations thanks to Jim Cox; created listing of Adams County World War II veterans (letters A - L) thanks to Kaylehn Brunner
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 27 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook

October 2015
Cemetery updates: Decatur - added 41 obits; Evangelical Mennonite - 34 obits & 132 pics; Greenwood - 10 obits & 169 pics; Hilty - 1 obit; Huser - 8 pics; Immanuel Lutheran - 14 obits & 88 pics; Loofborrow - 2 obits & 49 pics; Salem UCC - 95 obits & 107 pics; Mann - reformatted; Mazelin - 18 obits
Military: located a new War of 1812 Veteran in Loofburrow Cemetery
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 17 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 30 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1955) which are now complete

September 2015
Cemetery updates: Brown: 6 obits; 115 pics; Bunker Hill Amish: 21 obits; Bunker Hill: 30 obits; Clark Chapel: 4 obits, 71 pics; Crawford: 29 obits, 101 pics; Decatur: 22 obits; added 2 new Amish cemeteries, Oak Ridge Amish (10 obits) & East Salem Amish (5 obits)
Military: added 66 Gold Star articles for soldiers who lost their lives serving during WW II
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 16 images to the 1942 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 60 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1955)
Old Courthouse: 62 Wills (1900-1905)
Many thanks to Shana Neuenschwander at the Berne Library for all her help with both the military records and the Amish cemeteries!

August 2015
Cemetery updates: Alberson: 53 obits, 47 pics; Backesto: 58 obits, 123 pics; Tricker: 20 obits, 86 pics; Blue Creek Amish: 17 obits; added a new Amish cemetery, Winchester w/ 10 obits
Military: added World War I Draft Registrations, Letter H
Scrapbooks: indexed and posted 11 images to the 1939-1940 Scrapbook
Funeral Home Records: added 29 images w/ index to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1952)
Old Courthouse: 1911 Preble Township Plat Book and 63 Estate Records (1850-1870)
Virtual library: added Snow's History of Adams County, the history and bios for Adams from Tyndall & Lesh's Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, and Willis Herr's Sprunger Family book

July 2015
Cemeteries: MRE is done! Added 82 more obits and 103 individual headstone photos by Shaunda Bedwell; updated Antioch/Beery with 11 obits and 24 photos.
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: Indexed & added 34 image transcriptions, completing the 1939 Scrapbook which included 42 obits
Old Courthouse Records: Added 66 Wills, 77 Estate Records, 42 Guardianships and 3 Plat Map Books
Funeral Home Records: added 6 more records from Hardy & Hardy (1944-1952)

June 2015
Added 9 more Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records.
Spent the rest of the month updating MRE Cemetery with 254 obits and tombstone pics for 507 individuals, thanks to our volunteers, especially Shaunda Bedwell who photographed almost every stone in MRE (over 6000 burials). Those photos have been sitting on my computer for almost two years and I am determined to get them all posted. Only have T-Z left to do.

May 2015
Cemeteries: West Lawn was updated with 67 more obits; added 108 obits Zion/Friedheim; Zion/Cline, 39 obits; reformatted Moser and added 1 obit; Alpha, added 1 obit; French, 80 obits and a picture
Updated Decatur and totally lost track of the number of obits that were added to the over 10,000 burials in the county's largest cemetery. Working on MRE updates now and have completed the A - G listings, adding 89 obits and 104 tombstone photos.
Funeral Home Records: added 24 more records for Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home (1944-1952); completed the Jahn Funeral Home records for 1921-1922 (74). Everyone of the original records includes an index by Karin King.
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 21 image transcriptions from the 1939 Scrapbook.

April 2015
Cemeteries: St. Luke UCC was updated with 40 more obits; St. Mary's Catholic added 8 obits and several more tombstone photos; St. Paul Lutheran, 49 obits; St. Peter Lutheran, 57 obits; Studebaker, 5 obits and a couple of tombstone pics; Thatcher was reformatted; Union Chapel was reformatted & added 4 obits
We discovered that United Brethren is the same cemetery known as Pleasant Valley so we are deleting United Brethren. Why do almost all IN cemeteries have more than one name?
Courthouse: added 87 Guardianships from the 1860s
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 38 images from the 1938 Scrapbook which is now complete! Indexed & added 26 images from the 1939 Scrapbook thanks to our industrious transcribers

March 2015
Cemeteries: St. Joseph was updated with 163 more obits and several more tombstone photos
Military: posted list of Civil War soldiers from Adams; added World War I draft registrations for letters E, F & G - all contributed by Jim Cox
Courthouse: added 18 Wills and 58 Estate Records
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 37 images from the 1938 Scrapbook which is almost complete thanks to our industrious transcribers

February 2015
Cemeteries: updated Salem with 17 obits & 20 photos, Smith with 30 obits and 2 photos, Schwartz with 39 obits, Snow, St. John-Bingen with 178 obits and 2 photos
Military: added letter C names in the World War I draft registrations contributed by Jim Cox
Courthouse: 21 wills
ACHS Scrapbooks: indexed and added 10 images from the 1938 Scrapbook

January 2015
Cemeteries: updated Ray with 366 obits; Reynolds with 10 obits & 15 tombstone photos, Riverside with 61 obits & Schwartz Amish Cemetery with 31 obits.
Military: added information on 8 Civil War soldiers from Adams County who died during the conflict, thanks to the research of David Smith..
Funeral home records: added 17 records from Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home.

December 2014
Cemeteries: updated Pleasant Mills and Pleasant Valley with 57 obits and a few photos of Pleasant Mills tombstones
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 15 transcription from the 1937 Scrapbook and 15 more from the 1938 Scrapbook. The transcribed images contain lots of obits, marriages and births
Added page for the Adams's World War II deaths, with links to Mr. Bryan Linesberry's wiki site where his Bellmont High School social studies students are posting their research on each of the names.
Added ADAMS COUNTY VETERANS' WALL OF HONOR DIRECTORY created by Boy Scout Troop 70 (First United Methodist Church) and Elks Lodge 993.

November 2014
Cemeteries: updated Mt. Tabor, Mt. Zion UBC, and Pleasant Dale with 199 obits
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 27 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births
Added page for the War of 1812, with short bios for Adams County's six veterans of the war, thanks to the research provided by Kaylehn Brunner. Thanks, Kaylehn!

October 2014
Cemeteries: updated Kross, Kunkle, Little, Loofborrow, Mann, Mazelin, Monmouth, Mt. Hope & Salem UCC with 187 obits and a few more tombstone pics.
Old Courthouse records: added 36 civil cases.
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 19 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births

September 2014
Cemeteries: updated Huser and Immanuel Lutheran Cemeteries, adding 126 obits
Old Courthouse: added 61 wills

August 2014
Cemeteries: updated Evangelical Mennonite adding 116 obits, Greenwood (59 obiits), Hartford (4 obits), Hilty (1 obit) and cleaned up the listings for Evans, French,and Fuhrman
Old Courthouse: added 28 wills
ACHS scrapbooks: indexed and added 31 images from the 1937 Scrapbook which contained lots of obits, marriages and births
Added 15 more records to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records (1944-1950)

July 2014:
Cemeteries: the update of Decatur Cemetery listing is complete, adding hundreds of obits, plus 10 new tombstone photos.
Added 10 records to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home Records.
Moved the Adams INGenWeb site from the Rootsweb server to a new home (over 5,000 pages or more than 7 GB of material).

June 2014:
Cemeteries - still updating & reformatting Decatur: N - R is complete, adding 85 obits to the cemetery.
Our host, Rootsweb, was down for several days, causing much concern in the genealogy community and delays in posting new information.

May 2014:
Cemeteries - still updating & reformatting Decatur: E - M is complete, adding 210 obits to the cemetery and our obituary pages
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 13 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 1 will, 2 coroner's inquests plus the 1886 Monroe Twp Plat Book & 1889 Kirkland Twp Plat Book
Virtual Library - added History, Ancestry and Descendants of Peter Habegger & Elizabeth Lehman by David L. Habegger

April 2014
Cemeteries - updated the listing for Collins, Crawford (4 obits) and started updating Decatur: A - D (97 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 9 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 14 Estate records, 4 Guardianships, 1880 Monroe Twp Plat book & 1886 Washington Twp Plat book
Death Records - completed posting the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton)
and completed the 1918-1922 Zwick Funeral Home Records (thanks to Karin King)
Virtual Library - added Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko County (1887) & 175 biographies written by Adams Central High American Studies students
Whew!! It was a busy month.

March 2014
Cemeteries - added another 50 obits to Tricker/Blue Creek, updated Blue Creek Amish & added 4 obits updated County Farm & added an obit, updated French/Reynolds, Bunker Hill Amish (7 obits) & Clark Chapel (9 obits)
Adams County Historical Museum - indexed & posted 10 images from the 1937 scrapbook
Old Courthouse Records - posted 34 wills from the late 1890s
Death Records - finally got a digital copy of the 2005 Adams County Death Index (thanks to the staff at the Wells County Library in Bluffton) and have posted letters N - S

February 2014
Updated the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records with some corrections.
Finished the 1936 Scrapbook from the Adams County Historical Society and started on the 1937 book. (We could use some more transcribers!)
Updated Tricker Cemetery and added 101 obits for people buried in that cemetery.

January 2014
Cemeteries: Antioch/Beery - added 33 pics & 96 obits; Biberstein & First City got updated.
Thanks to Karin King's indexing the 1944-1950 funeral records from Hardy and Hardy Funeral Home were added to our death records.
Added virtual library which includes public domain books about Adams County!

December 2013
31 transcribed scrapbook images indexed and added
Updating cemeteries: Alberson (56 obits), Alpha/Union, Alpha/Root (16 obits, 114 pics), Roop/Carrol (5 obits, 19 pics)
Out of county burials (38 obits)
checked links
corrected Indiana GenWeb to INGenWeb

November 2013
November reminds us of all the things we should be thankful for, including the volunteers who continue to contribute to our website!
1. St. Joseph Cemetery updated with 155 obits & 114 more tombstone photos
2. Moser Cemetery updated with 12 photos
3. Mazelin Cemetery updated with 22 obits and 70 photos
4. 20 1936-37 historical museum scrapbook images indexed and posted.
AND the site was visited over 1100 times during the month!

October 2013
Re-worked St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, adding 25 obits and 125 tombstone pics contributed by Jenna Langston. Thanks, Jenna!
Added the Gold Star and Book of Merit records from WW I in time for Veterans Day. Check out some of Adams County heroes.
In the process of updating St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (about 1/2 way through) adding 204 obits and 112 tombstone photos so far thanks to Jane Edson & many others who have contributed.

September 2013
Added about 145 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added 115 more tombstone photographs to MRE from Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.
Added 21 transcribed scrapbook scans (1936-37) from the Adams County Historical Museum.
Added 36 wills from old courthouse records.

August 2013
August wasn't as productive as most months, but got lots of background work done and spent a wonderful week in Indiana, gathering more material for the website. The librarians in Fort Wayne, Portland, Decatur, Bluffton and Berne were especially helpful.
Added about 50 obits to different cemeteries and to our obituary pages.
Added about 200 more tombstone photographs to MRE with Shaunda Bedwell's pictures.

July 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 57 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 9 new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: completed the update to MRE
Added over 500 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages
Thanks to Shaunda Bedwell MRE also has over 300 tombstone photographs with more on the way!

June 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 43 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: no new pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (We are down to one transcriber; we need more transcibers!
Cemeteries: added Mann Cemetery (thanks to Nola Rains) and continuing to update MRE (A-L is done!)
Added over 200 obits to MRE and to our obituary pages

May 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 55 wills
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 10 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook
Cemeteries: updated Riverview and Decatur (M, S, T, W & Z) and started on MRE
Added over 600 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages

April 2013
Old Courthouse Records: 64 wills, 50 guardianships, 27 estates, 12 coroner's inquests
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 16 pages of trancriptions from the 1936 Scrapbook (we need more transcibers!)
Cemeteries: updated Crawford, West Lawn, Cross Reformed, Studebaker, Bunker Hill & Bunker Hill Amish
Added almost 260 obits to various cemeteries and to our obituary pages

March 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: added 13 pages of transcriptions
Old Courthouse Records: 73 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated Alberson Cemetery (85 obits) and Monmouth Cemetery
Added 30 obits to various cemeteries.

February 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is complete and 1936 is coming along (added 17 pages of transcriptions)
Old Courthouse Records: 58 turn-of-the-century wills
Cemeteries: updated St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery (52 obits) and Old & New Mt. Tabor (165 obits & some pics)
Death Records: completed the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (1910-1916) - 165 images

January 2013
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks: 1934 is almost complete and we have started on 1936 (added 22 pages of transcriptions and 17 obits)
Old Courthouse Records: 1 guardianship, 1 coroner's inquest, 105 wills
Cemeteries: updated Decatur A (4 obits), Reynolds (62 obits & 52 headstone photos), Salem in Union Twp (30 obits), and Snow
Death Records: 80 records from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home (1910-1916)
Military: created Revolutionary War page to honor Adams County's RWP
and updated the copyright notice on over 5,000 pages on our GenWeb site

December 2012
Adams County Historical Museum Scrapbooks - 14 images transcribed from 1934
updated Decatur Cemetery letters Y and Z with 33 obits
completed WPA Birth Records letters H & L

November 2012
from the Adams County Historical Museum - added transcriptions of 21 pages of the 1934 scrapbook
updated Decatur Cemetery letters A - T with 51 more obits and completed letter W with 120 obits

October 2012
Old Courthouse records: 17 Coroner's Inquest reports, 14 Estates, 7 Guardianships, 27 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery T - V adding 122 more obits
posted 43 images and/or transcriptions from the 1934 ACHS scrapbook
added 27 images from the Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records (more to come)
got Peggy Dick's Gillig & Doan Funeral Home Records (Bk. 1-3) online
finally added the 2005 Adams Death Index in PDF format (looking for digitized M-Z)

September 2012
Old Courthouse records: 29 Coroner's Inquest reports, 8 Estates, 10 Guardianships, 1915 Hartford Twp Plat book
added a What's New log
updated Decatur Cemetery A - R with 20 more obits and updated the S listing with almost 200 obits
and Jim and I took on our neighboring Jay County GenWeb site.

August 2012
Old Courthouse records: 85 Wills
over 170 obits to Decatur Cemetery listing Q and R
30 obits to St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Backesto/Spring Hill, St. Mary's & St. Paul's Cemetery listings

July 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1890 French Twp Plat Book, 8 Wills, 40 Civil Cases
more obits to both A & P listings in Decatur Cemetery
30 pictures to Mt. Zion UBC Cemetery
218 picture to Salem/Magley Cemetery
Blue Creek Amish, Bunker Hill Amish, Schwarts Amish Cemetery listings

June 2012
Old Courthouse records: 19 Wills
new obit index
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing N, O and P
St. Luke's, County Home, French Family and Berne Mennonite Cemetery listings

May 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1895 Blue Creek Twp Plat Book, 1915 Preble Twp Plat Book, 25 Wills
WPA Marriage Index
over 330 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing I, J, K, L and M
over 50 obits added to the Forum

April 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Jefferson Twp Plat Book, 1886 Root Twp Plat Book, 47 Guardianships, 56 Civil Cases
over 200 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing F, G, and H
over 120 obits added to the Forum

March 2012
Old Courthouse records: 13 Wills, 20 Estates, 35 Civil Cases
over 240 obits added to Decatur Cemetery listing B, C, D, and E

February 2012
Old Courthouse records: 1880 Union Twp Plat Book, Insanity Book 6, 40 Wills
updated Decatur Cemetery listing - L with obits & added obits to the A & B listing
over 50 obits added to the Forum

January 2012
Old Courthouse records: 39 Wills, 42 Civil Cases, 158 Estates, 15 Guardianships, 1891 Kirkland & Monroe Twps Plat Books, 1903 Wabash Twp Plat Book
158 obituaries
Indiana Vietnam US Deaths page
updated Mt Zion UBC cemetery

Decemeber 2011
65 obits





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