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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

Record of Dangerous Diseases - Alamo area

Della Mount's Autograph Album -- 1882-83

Bertha Goff's 1900 Teaching report

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


DAR Library - big news

Brown Township PowerPoint

Montgomery County Photographers

Other Unknowns here

Jerry Turner's -- COVERED BRIDGES


***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.
Tom H.
Walt * Current typist (THANKS WALT)


** 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 -



Top Row, left to right: Ralph Brengle; Mr. McMurtry; J. Livengood; Parke Spencer; Raymond Moore (and back by McMurtry is Leo Hazlett. Harry Aiken; Otho Glover; Jesse Wheat. Kneeling: Paul Riley; Carson Dietrick. Bottom: George Mikles; Rohm Johnson and Victor Moore.

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


****AUGUST ADDITIONS**** see below

- also check what's been added this year

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: __11__: Names: Jolley; Pickett; Fullenwider; Hanna; Harshbarger; Johnson; Munns; Youngman; Martz

TOWNS: : _2__ : Total of 400 towns to date - thanks, Jerry - added information on Woodlawn

PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTOGRAPHERS: --__16_ -- Breaks; Brown Twp teachers about 910; lunch time; 3 football teams (1910s); a baseball team; two street scenes in Waveland; Jolley; Fullenwider; Waveland ME church; and an old home identified - YES :)

SCHOOLS _1_ - information about the CHS gymnasium 1919

LINKS --_4_ -- Upcoming Genealogy Club events -- see below ! and Naturalization Records - searchable database (CDPL - nifty)

News Items -- _2__ = Judd Meharry farming problems (bugs) - Warren-Martin Nuptials



WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :_62_ Names are: Booker; Brown; Bryant; Boots; Easley; Flanigan; Grote; Groves; Galvin; Goode; Gooding; Goldsmith; Gorham; Gott; Graham; Gravett; Gray; Hartsinger; Hartman; Hartung; Hillabold; Hendrix; Henderson; Hanna; Hatch; Harvey; Jordan; Little; McCain; Martz; Miller; Lynch; Miller; McCormick; Payne; Reeder; Rice; Saidla; Servies; Smith; Tague; Warren; Whittington; Wilkinson

Towns _1__ = Nicholson's Crossing (401 with this one - unbelievable :)

Letters -- _1__ Names: (WWI) - George Goodwin

Photographs -- ___ Article on AME Church (Churches)

Schools-- ___ ==

Links -- ____ --

Marriage (announcements) ....--__11__ -- Names:Groves; Hanna; Johnson; Kritz (thanks to Sue P for all of these - awesome!)

WWI / Vietnam__2_ -- Pollom -discharge; Hazlett KIA

NEWS -- __10__ -- Accident - Maxwell; Williams -- Miscellaneous - Hankins famil in need; Babies born - 4 - Walter Stewart, Darlington mailman early 1900s -- Music - REam-Sagerfield -Ithaca Conservatory -- Sick - Youngman

Biography _2_Added info from two data sources for John Parker Hawkins


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: __28__ Names: Beazley; Corbin; Cox; Conrad; Everson; Fullenwider; Hanna; Hardee; Patton; Rice; Tague; Watkins; Ward; Whittington (thanks to Sue P for most of these)

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers _1_ actually info on a photo - building of Big 4 Arch Bridge

Letters - WWII-- ____

Marriages _2_ Hardee/Hightower & Conrad/Edwards

Schools -

Dangerous Diseases -- ___ --




WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- _23_ == Names include: Allen; Galey/ Burk; French; Ebaugh; Ebenholtz; Oconnor; Olinger; Smith; Servies; Williams; Wilkinson; Cord; Geiger; Harmon;

Deaths (Individual)- _

Biography _1_ Vernon Chadwick (KIA - WWII) - two articles added

Towns___ -- :)


NEWS__1_ - Reunions (Gray)

Brick Wall - __ --

Schools (Alumni) --_4_ Added four new schools (Canine; Green; Lydick; Moore and information (teachers in 1882) about 5 others

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers -- __


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

*** Genealogy Society Meetings & Events - ya' all come now -- Round Table: Sharing Family History - Aug 11, 2015

Upcoming Dinner -- September 8th -- If you are attending the dinner, please call Dellie 362-2242 (Reference/Local History) and tell her what food you would like - Page 1 -- Page 2 of choices :) ENJOY!

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


The INGenWeb Project, Copyright ©1996-2015 (and beyond), Montgomery County Website
© Copyright 2015 (and beyond) ....Karen Zach

Data contained within this website may only be used with permission of the submitter, for non-commercial research and educational activities, and for personal
genealogical information.

Data contained within this website may only be used with permission of the copyright holder(s), for non-commercial research and educational activities, and for
personal genealogical information. © 2015++++ by Karen Zach, and licensed to the Indiana GenWeb (INGenWeb) Project and the USGenWeb Project. May be used in personal research with a citation.

This page created:  29-Aug-2015