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Montgomery County, Indiana

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Alumni Records - SCHOOLS - growing like crazy - fun time :)

Bible Records


Brick Wall



Court Records

Crawfordsville District Public Library's databases -- this site & the library's site works very well together :) Enjoy

Diaries & Journals

Family Fact Sheets

Family Recipes




Photographs (town albums here under "places") -- includes businesses; churches; events; groups; lost & found - so sad :( -- people; photographers; places; post cards -- ENJOY!


Reunions - Family; School; War Units; Jobs

Who's Who


NOTE: I and many others have spent 19 years (from its inception) on this project -- PLEASE GIVE CREDIT if you use our work! I've found hundreds of obituaries FROM THIS SITE on findagrave and many personal genealogy sites - I know the obituaries etc. came from here but I don't see any credit. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT!!!! Here is the citation you should use & thanks so much in advance :)

Citation: The Indiana (INGenWeb Project), Copyright 1996-2015 (and beyond), Montgomery County GenWeb site http://indianagenweb.com/inmontgomery/ - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach

My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and I am your Coordinator for Montgomery County.   I would really like to thank Jeff Scism for assisting me for the last years, he has been such a tremendous help.  Appreciate Katy H. for helping redesign this page. Thanks to Lena H. and Jeff for helping move the site recently (August 2012). Your Indiana State Coordinator is Denise Wells.  Her assistant state coordinators are : Lena Harper and Jeff Kemp

To subscribe to the Montgomery County GenWeb listserve put the word 'subscribe'in the subject line of the link provided below and 'subscribe' in the body. INMONTGO-request@rootsweb.com -- this is a great way to find out what is happening on this site - what is new...

Montgomery County Courthouse early 1900s - Compliments of CDPL :)  

site search by freefind


This site indexed by Free Find NOTE: Thanks so much to this great site for the indexing job -- this is a HUGE site and without FreeFind it would be literally "hard to find" things :) Thanks, Guys & thanks to my GenWeb partner, Jeff S for helping me get this straightened out! kbz

Montgomery County, Indiana is rich with history and owns many interesting sites, including the Old Jail Museum (with one of the only workable rotating cells); the Lane Place (home of Henry S. Lane, Senator and personal friend to President Lincoln); Lew Wallace Study (author of the book, Ben Hur); DAR house (owned by the Elston family until the Dorothy Q Chapter, DAR purchased it); and Wabash College (an all-male Liberal Arts School with less than 1,000 students dating back to 1832). Townships include Brown (with towns of Browns Valley and Waveland); Clark (Ladoga); Coal Creek (New Richmond, Wingate and Elmdale); Franklin (Darlington, Shannondale); Madison (Linden and Kirkpatrick); Ripley (Alamo, Yountsville); Scott (Parkersburg, New Market); Sugar Creek (Bowers); Union (Crawfordsville; Whitesville); Walnut (New Ross, Mace); Wayne (Waynetown). Crawfordsville, the County seat, is a third-class city with a full time mayor, a seven-member council and a clerk-treasurer. The city is located just off Interstate 74, about 45 miles West of Indianapolis.

Note: There has been a group of folks who have found (can you believe this?) 388 towns to date (5-20-2015 ) - click on towns on the left column to read about not only those above but many, many more.Thanks so much to Suzie & Jerry for the majority of them -- It's truly amazing!

In Honor and Memory of our past State Coordinators : Thanks for your dedication

1996 - 1998 - Betty Sellers

1998 - 2000 - Fred Finkbiner

2000 - 2002 - Patrick Hays

2003 - 2004 - Gene Andert

2004 - 2011 - Debra Behler

2011 - 2012 - Katy Hestand

2012 - ???? - Denise Wells

(and thanks to Judi Burns (Greene Co Coordinator) for the INGenWeb history lesson :) I've seen 'em all come/go. Some were great (like Betty & Fred), others good, a couple not so much :) Overall, though, they tried and kept us going as one of the ONLY FREE genealogy sites. ENJOY

You might want to check out this 2012 new site which takes the place of Random Acts of Genealogy Kindnessbut which now, 2015 seems to be just a list of places you might search for free -- too bad, I used to love reading where someone did something nice :( Well, the sight might do someone some good -- GENEROUS GENEALOGISTS


Pictures of UNKNOWN Montgomery Countians -- PLEASE CHECK THIS

Tri-Kappa 1956 Follies - what a fun piece of history :)


1896 Waveland School Report (this will be an ongoing addition :) Huge book -- thanks sooo very much to Dave Fullenwider - 1897

Desination Indiana (Montgomery County link)

How-To Link


Brown Township PowerPoint

Other Unknowns here


***Submission notification*** -
effective November 21, 2012 -- Anyone submitting an obituary, picture, letter, biography ... for this site SHOULD note that the person being submitted (the obituary is about that person, in other words) SHOULD have been born, lived, or died in Montgomery County (sorry, but the site is getting sooo huge, I think this is
necessary - THANKS MUCHES)- kbz


NEW -- hours for the LDS Church in Crawfordsville -- Latter Day Saint Center will be open Sunday 4-9 and Monday 9-4 for one on

ne genealogy assistance

Although not new, this has become a great little link - check it out for Veterans of the county


REGISTER YOUR BRICK WALL (family problems in Montgomery County) Register them HERE :)

Check out the WHO's WHO in Montgomery County

Note: After all that great work on the Montgomery Murder & Massacre webliography, Suzie only got a B+ but now that she got that grade, at least, I can take over her project and add some more -- have a couple to add real soon -- hey, kudos to daughter Suzie -- ya' deserved an A !! -- mom - kbz

---Montgomery Murder & Massacre---

Added Gold Star Roll of Honor - WWI

Blog Spot for the Crawfordsville District Public
Library - Local History -- check it out !! http://cdpl-history.blogspot.com/


I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS


Chris - our newest typist - thanks so much for volunteering Feb 2015
Debby M.
Jack * Current typist (THANKS JACK)
Kim H.
Teresa * Current typings (THANKS TCH)
Tom H.
Walt * (Walt typed a humongous bunch - Jack's right up there with him :)


** PLEASE let me know if I left anyone out because these guys & gals are
SUPER and I want to make sure they get a BIG THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! ***


T H I S - W E E K' S -

. Absolutely LOVE this photo - thanks so much for letting me use this, JD Gilliland.
Obviously this is a racer and it looks like it may be on the Waveland track in the early
1940s - anyone know who this is - would LOVE to identify him :) Have a strong suspicion it might be Jim Hunt. Several older folks told me that most of the drivers around here had beat-up cars they drove but he built his own real racer. Know he also was thin and had dark. wavy hair.

I never put TWO featured photos of the week up but I'd absolutely LOVE to identify this little darling below

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY PICS OF ANY OF THE TOWNS / AREAS / PEOPLE, please send them my way :) for this page and to archive in the photos section !! Love to share our history! kbz


****NOVEMBER ADDITIONS**** see below

- also check what's been added this year

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: __17__: Names: Hudson; Hughes; Hultz; Farrow; Peake; Olin; Reed; Sharp; Soots; Spohr - thanks so much to Teresa H & Jack R who typed all these for us :)

TOWNS: : ___ : Total of 402 towns to date -

MARRIAGES: ____ Names:

PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTOGRAPHERS: --__27_ - St. James Lutheran Church near Darlington - thanks so much Ron S :) Love it !! -- Ron K sent some advertisements and Mace School. Thanks Ron 2 (square - couldn't figure out how to get a 2 up in the air :) - 1957 Alamo Basketball players - thanks to Reaths !! Laura Biddle sent me some awesome pictures of her father, WWII vet, (Military WWII) and I did a bit of a biography on him - love to be able to do that for all the local boys :) JD Gilliland sent me these great ones : -- Gilliland Family; Wave-Inn pic of Gillilands going to eat; Gilliland ladies; unknown early racer (see above - wish we could identify this fella'); George Davis family - JD age 2 eyeing the cake; Sam Grimes, mother-in-law, wife; Unknown "Munster" family -- Waveland 1935 Seniors ? - group of children I believe in front of the old Waveland school; unknown class about 1926 perhaps

LINKS __2_ Names: -- Census page - 1850 Mortality schedule links

MILITARY --_1_ -- GAR (Civil War section) 1886 Old Settler Day ribbon - this is soooo awesome !! Thanks muches to Sandra R - thanks for thinking of us :)

News Items -- __

Biographies -- __: Names:

YEARBOOKS (Alumni) -- 1961; 1962 Waveland yearbooks; 1913 C-Men (Crawfordsville Letter Sweaters - thanks muches & more Bill Boone -- see featured pic)


WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :__11__ Names: Rich; Richardson; Riggle; Robbins; Roach; Ritter; Roberts; Robinson; Schults; Scott

Towns ___ =

Letters -- __ Names:

Photographs -- _19_ = Fullenwider family photos - thanks, thanks, thanks, Dave :) - advertisements for Warner Clothier (horse-drawn watering with ad on the wagon); Shades hack; School photo - 1912 Home Ec class -- several Gilliland family photos - LOVE IT - not sure who/when/where though.

Schools-- ___ == a

Links -- ____ --

Marriage (announcements) ....--____ -- Names:

WWI / Vietnam___ --

NEWS -- ____ --

Biography __

Yearbooks (Alumni) -- 1939 Waveland yearbook - this one is soooo cool -- it is literally pasted together -- the pictures are glued and the glue all ugly around them. Typed right on to the paste-up page -- it's AWESOME. This was just as the Depression years were rolling down and WWII approaching so there was literally NO $ but those kids found away to make them a yearbooks - LOVE IT!! 1950 Waveland Yearbook -- 1955 Waveland yearbook -- 1954 Waveland Yearbook -- 1956 Waveland Yearbook -- 1958 Waveland Yearbook -- 1960 Waveland Yearbook -- 1963 Waveland Yearbook


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: __30__ Names: Crodian; Duckworth; Elmore; Foerster; Frazier; Groendyke; Glascock; Gallatin; Ginn; Hughes; Hauser; Houser; Hopkins; Jackson; Long; Owen; Rickey; Richardson; Ringo; Records; Reddish; Rector; Raisor; Randolph

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers __ _ -

Marriage articles -- ____ Names:


Schools -

Dangerous Diseases -- ___ --

Annuals (Yearbooks) -- all Waveland 1964-1969; 1970-1971 - Waveland's are complete as far as we know; 1948 and 1949 Crawfordsville HS; and 1910 New Market



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- ____ == Names include:

Military __ -

Towns___ --


NEWS ___ -


Brick Wall - __ --

LETTERS) --__ --

Links --

Recipes -- I began the Family Recipe pages several years ago by request of one of my list serve gals. I said something about a recipe and she said, "Do you mind sharing!" That gave me the idea of doing the Recipe page. If you have any family-oriented ones, PLEASE send 'em to me so I can add them. Mainly, they are mine but I do have several on the pages people have sent in.


***AREA FUNERAL HOME PAGES -- you can find more current
obituaries here.

*** Genealogy Society Meetings & Events - ya' all come now -- Judge Harry Siamas - Circuit Court Judges of MC

December Meeting

Check this out: Have any to add, PLEASE send 'em my way :)

Family Recipes

Thanks to clipartforfree.com for this yummy-lookin cake :)


(thanks to Al Wolf for this awesome site - greatly appreciazted)

Hilary from the IN Div. of Hist Pres & Archaeology sent this recently - nifty

Database of Indiana Cemeteries


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© Copyright 2015 (and beyond) ....Karen Zach

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