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Bible Records


Brick Wall



Court Records

Diaries & Journals

Family Fact Sheets






Photographs (town albums here under "places")


Reunions - Family; School; War Units; Jobs

Who's Who


NOTE: I and many others have spent 18 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 GenWeb Project, Copyright 1997-2015, Montgomery County GenWeb site http://indianagenweb.com/inmontgomery/

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?) 385 towns to date (6-24-2014) - 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 :)

You might want to check out this 2012 new site which takes the place of Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness -- GENEROUS GENEALOGISTS


Thanks to Jerry Turner for the nifty $5 C'ville bill :)

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

My daughter, Suzie, does the 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.
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 - F E A T U R E D - PHOTO

Rick P. kindly sent me a beautiful photo album of area folks but the problem is - few if any are identified. Here is an example of those in the album above -- I'll try to get some more up soon - think this will eventually be housed, though in the Crawfordsville District Public Library - kbz - Thanks Rick :) This is awesome

please send them my way :) for this pageand to
archive in the photos section !! Love to share our history! kbz


****MARCH ADDITIONS**** see below

- also check what's been added this year

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: __27__: Names:... Biddle; Deere; Dellinger; Gardner; Clough; ; Cochran; Yount

TOWNS: : ___ : Total of 384 towns to date -


SCHOOLS _ - Waveland School Program (Toys That Had to Wait)

Clubs/Organizations --_3_ -- Browns Valley & Waveland Red Cross groups; Waveland Lions Club Begins

Marriage --__1__ = Fullenwider

WWI/WWII -- ____ = Charles Yaryan; Co C; WWI First Call List;



WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :__ Names are:

Towns ___ = 383 to date -

Reunion -- ___ Names:

Photographs -- __15_ Alumni (3 basketball teams and a Waveland Academy pic) - thanks Bob & Mary G :) Alumni (awesome 1909 Souvenir program of Beech Grove School (Union Twp) - thanks sooo very much to Marty McLoed plus others sent from Marty were Penn; Pooler; Davis; McLoed ..... such great photos. Thanks so much.

LETTERS-- __5 _ == WWI letters home - Weaver; Sowers

Surnames being searched. -- ____ --

WWI/WWI Stations/visiting home/lists of those going & #s....--__9__ -- Names:Glover; Parks; Seits...

NEWS__3__ -- Red Cross pieces about WWI



WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: ___16__ - Names include: Gardner; Bushong; Clark; Fitch; Livings; McClain; McAllister; Middleton; Neely; Henthorn; Steele; Campbell; Biddle; Hughes

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers _11_ -- School pictures (Beech Grove and others - thanks muches to Marty McL for these awesome pictures)

LINKS -- _

Business -- 2_ --Florence Cowan's The Style Shop and the Waveland Bakeshop (News - Business)

Towns___ -- 385 to date -

ALUMNI - __1__ == article about H.A. Kesler leaving Waveland for Benton County



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- _15_ == Names include: Dill; Crow; Crutchfield; Demoret; Demaree; Dodds; Good; Brant; Goldberg

Biographies - __

WWI ____-- Fi

BIBLE -- _ --

MARRIAGES -- ____ -- (newspaper article) --

TOWNS - added information on a couple - wish we could find more but I think 385 might be it - that's one heck of a fine job, Suz & Jerry (mostly although I and several others contributed a few :)


SURNAME-- ____ -

NEWS__ __ -


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

*** Genealogy Society Meetings & Events *** --

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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