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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 16 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 1997-2014, Montgomery County GenWeb site

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.

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?) 332 towns to date (6-24-2014) - click on towns on the left column to read about not only those above but many, many more. 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



DAR Library - big news

Living Through Family

Years ago, I interviewed the cutest couple ever and did a feature story on Scott Fisher in our local paper. - today, Scott & Julie have become real genealogists. Scott heads-up one great radio show called Extreme Genes.

It's helpful and fun. Check it out & do let me know what ya' think :) A radio show about interesting items pertaining to genealogy :)

*****72nd Indiana - Chickamaugua celebration***** -- thanks so much to one of my Montgomery County Civil War gurus, Scott Busenbark for this link -- there were two units from Montgomery in the 72nd Indiana. Scott notes that this is the best kept secret in Montgomery County and I think I agree. Please watch the short video clip and BE PROUD !

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)


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 one 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 !!


I want to take this space to THANK MY WONDERFUL TYPISTS


Beth * Current typist (THANKS BETH)
Cathy * Current typist (THANKS CATHY)
Debby M.
Jack * Current typist (THANKS JACK)
Kim H.
Teresa * Current typist (THANKS TERESA)
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

Thanks so much to Sue Whalen -- this young man is unknown but is probably a Peterson. If you do know who he might be, let me know -- he is also another example of a Chapman photo - love it

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


----- ADDITIONS -----

NOVEMBER 2014 -- Summary of items added (sorry not much -- I broke my shoulder in four places and it's been a little hard to do much more than exist :(----- see DECEMBER 2014 below for CURRENT WHAT's NEW INFO as it is added :)

Obituaries --29 -- Names:

Photos - --

Biographies -

Surnames - 3--

Schools -- 2-- information on Hicks

Towns --0-- to date (UNBELIEVABLE - have some hard working great researchers - thanks - Suz, Jerry, Dellie, Bill .... and I added a few too -- heehee).

*** THANKS TO ALL THE SUPER CONTRIBUTORS -- you make this site great :) KBZ -- thanks especially to my four current typists (Beth; Jack; Teresa & Walt) and daughter Suzie (for all her hard work on the towns)


The following is a total of what is added each week during NOVEMBER 2014:) ---- We have fun here and add one heck of a lot !!! Great helpers I have - love you guys !!

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: ____: Names:...

TOWNS: : ___ :

PHOTOGRAPHS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: --____ -- Thanks so much to

BRICK WALL-- __ -- Manges

SURNAME _-_ Names:

DEATHS --_ _ -- "K" names (Keller; Kelly; Kelsey...

WWI/WWII -- ____ = L



WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES / FUNERALS:__2__ Names are: Phillips

Towns __3_ -- 375 towns to date - absolutely unbelievable 375 towns in one Indiana county - two new towns and information on another (Bluff Mills - two articles) - Hind's School House & Mote's School House)

Marriage Announcements-- ___ Names:

Photographs -- _4__ -- thanks Ron K -- BF Goodrich; Bank Cigar Store (x2); Washing from Spring looking South

BIOS -- __ __ ==

Surnames being searched. -- ____ --

WWI/WWI Drafts--____ -- Names:

Who's Who --___ --



WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: _____ - Names include: G

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers __ -- A

LINKS -- _

NEWS ITEMS -- _ _ =





WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- ___ == Names include: H

Biographies - ____ - K

Civil War ____-- l

LAND -- __ --

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

TOWNS -- 373 total to date __ --


SURNAME-- ____ -

WILLS __ __ - J


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

*** Genealogy Society Meetings & Events *** -- DECEMBER 2014 == -- Genealogy Club Christmas party & "Laying of the Cross" by Jim Smith

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

Family Recipes

Thanks to 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 ©1997-2014, Montgomery County Website
© Copyright 2014 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. © 2014 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:  14-Dec-2014