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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


  • Towns (list of towns - town photo albums are under Photos - places - now (feb 2016) 413 found in our county)
  • Letters
  • Military



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://www.ingenweb.org/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?) 407 towns to date (12-11 -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



See below for what's added this month - link above is for 2016 additions :) ENJOY!!

NEWSPAPERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- a history of all the newspapers that do or have existed in the county since its inception. 76 I know of :)

NEAT NEW LINKS -- Famous from C'ville - thanks to Darrel W :) and Hoosier History Live

Pictures of UNKNOWN Montgomery Countians -- PLEASE CHECK THIS -- Other Unknowns here


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

***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 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

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 - F E A T U R E D - PHOTO

Thanks so much to Joyce Bever who sent this awesome picture of the Mace baseball team. This is likely not the school but a town group but possibly school-related. Most towns at the turn of the 1900s had town teams and would travel around to the teams nearby to play. According to Herman and Homer Linn's looks probably 1900-1905. Note the homemade M letters on their shirts, the coach with a suit and fancy hat, the poor protection for the catcher. WOW. - thanks Joyce - kbz



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


**** July 2016 ADDITIONS**** see below -

CHECK 2016 additions (other than current month below)

- also check what was added last (2015) year

WEEK 1 --

OBITUARIES: __17_: Note: these are on the site I am redoing (each page because the old program will not work on the newer computers - it's one humongous job but I'll git r dun :) but will be happy to send them if you'd like -- just figured there's no reason to do them TWICE so they are on the new site being constructed:) Names are: Hardin Carpenter; Alva Caldwell; Fred and Ruth Daily; Myrtle Early; Caroline Beuhler Eggers; Stella Martin Eppert; Myrtle Booher Doty; Ora Lowe; George T. King; Kenneth Kelsheimer; Floyd Guilliams; Pierre Goodrich; Ralph Gottschall; Eva Craig Martin (thanks Lena) and Thomas Ransdall.

TOWNS: : ___ : Total of 416 towns to date -added --

DEATHS: __2__ Names: Death Record for Eva Craig Martin (needed her maiden name - found it here so added it - again, thanks to Lena) - Albert Layton


LINKS ___ Names: --

MILITARY --_12_ -- WWI draft registrations -- Dicks; Dickman; Dickey; Tannenbaum; Tapp; Thompson; Bowers

News Items -- __ =

Biographies -- _2_: Names: Detchon; Doney - excited - don't get too many of these after 20 years of doing a site :) I wrote Detchon's and our state (and national) coordinator, Denise Wells, sent me the Doney one. Love it !!

YEARBOOKS (Alumni) -- ____

Links -- __


WEEK 2 --

OBITUARIES :____ Names:

Towns __ = --

Letters -- __ Names:

Photographs -- _2__ =. , added - Mace baseball team (thanks Joyce B) - circa 1900-1905 and 1957-58 (Alumni page for both) Alamo Basketball Team

Schools-- __ ==

Links -- ____ --

Deaths ....--__1__ -- Names:Coling

Military ___2____ -- Added information to Nicholas Dorsey Rev. War (DAR) Soldier; WWI Draft for Dunlavey

NEWS -- ____ --

Bible __ __ ==


WEEK 3--

OBITUARIES: _3__ Names: Hays; Ellis

PHOTOGRAPHS & Photographers __ _ -

Divorce -- __1__ Names: Shots

Biographies _10__ == Earl; Eddingfield; Edson; Edgerly; Emmons; English; Ensminger x 2; Gott; Oppy -- NOTE: Most of these are not on this site but ready for the new one so please let me know if you'd like any of them :) karen z

Schools - ____ == -- ENJOY --

Military ___ - Added -

News __1__ Added - 1892 Star Agents listing



WEEK 4--

OBITUARIES -- ___ == Names include

Biography __ -- Added -


SCHOOLS (Alumni) -- __ -

Towns -- ___ --

Div -- _____

Marriages - __ --

ALUMNI --__ -- Added -

Links -- ____ -- Added

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 Club's May 2016 Meeting ***** Kat Burkhart & Centennials

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 2016 (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
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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
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