Genealogy, Local History, Online Resources

Local History

Starke County Genealogical Society - The objectives of the Starke County Genealogical Society of Indiana are to educate and to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information about genealogy, history, biography and heraldry, especially with reference to Starke County, Indiana.  They meet on the third Friday of each month at the Henry F. Schricker Library in Knox starting at 1 p.m.

Starke County Historical Society
 Starke County Historical Society was founded June 27, 1974 by a local group of citizens concerned about preserving our county’s rich heritage for future generations.  The Society has been quartered in the home of banker, publisher, and businessman, twice-elected Governor of Indiana, Henry F. Schricker since 1977.  Our Purpose is the Fostering of Interest in Local History and the Preservation of Items of Historical Interest.

6/7-9/2018 Genealogy Jamboree & Pioneer Day in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

posted Feb 15, 2018, 11:26 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

2/28/2018 Beginner's Geanealogy Workshop

posted Feb 14, 2018, 12:08 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

2/25/2018 How to Use the New Microfilm Machines @ Valparaiso Public Library Genealogy Department

posted Feb 14, 2018, 12:06 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

3/17/2018 Genealogy Lock In @ Valparaiso Public Library

posted Feb 14, 2018, 9:25 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

Registration required – contact the Larry J. Clark Genealogy Center @ 219-462-0524 

Indiana Legacy Databases Aid in Genealogical Research

posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:28 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

The Indiana State Library recently launched Indiana Legacy, which combines many of the library's most popular online indexes into a database containing over four million entries covering vital records, newspapers, marriage indexes and more. This database is free to use and may be accessed from any computer.

The database incorporates existing Indiana State Library databases with the Vital INformation Exchange (VINE), a collaborative statewide database composed of Indiana local history and vital records from Indiana libraries, historical societies, genealogy societies and related organizations.

Where'd The Obituary Listings Go?

posted Mar 30, 2015, 4:52 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 9:06 AM ]

You've probably been wondering what happened to the obituary listings that used to be in this section.  

Well, for some unknown reason this website keeps rejecting the PDF format that they were in, it just won't show the work.  So for the last several months I've been working, when time permits, on converting 20,104 names (from the first obituary list covering 1897 to 2006) into an Excel worksheet that we hope will be accepted by the website.  

As of the beginning of October I've finished the conversion from PDF to Excel and started working on 19 pages of names that need to be checked against microfilm of the papers.  So far 3 pages, or 123 names, have been verified or corrected.  Just 16 more pages, 513 names, that need to be found and checked.  Hopefully before the end of the year the obituaries from 1897 to 2006 will once again appear on our website.  

When I finish with those I'll start on the names from 2007 to the present. 

If you need to have some research done, just download the Genealogy Request Forms, fill in as much information as you know, and mail them to the address on the form.  Our Friends of the Library volunteer will work on finding the information you request as her time permits. 

So don't forget to check back here periodically, you never know when those lists will resurface. 

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