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Welcome, to the newly revised Fountain County Genweb Site

!!! Something New!!!  To help facilitate moving between sub-sites, I have added what I call the "Get Around Links"  I have placed a link at the top of all the Projects Main Page's for the "Get Around Links".  I recommend opening one in a seperate "TAB" and leaving them open for easier access.  Also, do not forget to check the "Pull Down Menu" in each Project, for smaller items of interest.

At the start of 2019, you will find a few of the Obituary projects have been split into two seperate projects.  This has been done to help with easy access and keep them from getting too big.

I have tried hard to give the Genealogists of Fountain County something to be proud of.  If you discover a problem, let Karen know.  Everyday I am learning something new about this procedure. Please be patient, Thanks, Jim!

Feel free to use the site search engine, the nice people at FreeFind have graciously indexed our website for free for several years now, and it indexes about 85% of all words- (some it skips because they may be common, or the engine runs out of time to index us.)

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..............FEATURED PHOTO...........

John Harvey Gilstrap

Thanks to Sally Wright Yarbrough and the Indiana Genealogy Facebook Page
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Thanks to all my helpers -
I have a FANTABULOUS bunch of contributors -
it's awesome to see the site grow with their super help:
Barbara; Beth (RIP - loved that lady); Betty; Cathy; Chris; Christi; Cheryl; Debbie; Debby; Ginny; Glynnis; Jack (who is sending obits faster than I can up ‘em); Jamie; Jennie (lots of photos, too); Kelly; Kim; Lena; Melissa; Roselyn; Tom; Vickie; Walt (did a large amount) Bless you all !!!!!
KZ & all our Fountain Co INGenWeb users

Note: The current additions for the month are on the bottom of this page -- If you click on the word, "What's" above, it will show you what we have put on the Fountain GenWeb site this year :)
Click above "What's" -- New -- to see the year review -- see bottom of page for what has been added this month :) ENJOY !!

Fountain County History - working on it continuously :) Should be fairly good when it's finished - my intent is NOT to make it lengthy but short, informative data :) Wish me luck - kbz

Kingman Photo Album (it's growing big-time - thanks mainly to James Patton - ya' rock, kiddo) PLEASE send me more pics :)

Reed Family Pictures - thanks Jenny A - these are soooo nifty! -- under, "Reed"

Old Kingman Cookbook - _This is sooo nifty - thanks so much to the Minnicks for this one :)

GOALS for 2020

1000 -1200 Obituaries -- Accomplished (1001 on Sept 30 but we'll get more :)
Add MORE photos - at least 25 - Accomplished
Finish McKnight  diaries -  find other diaries to add  Accomplished
Add letters - ANYONE HAVE ANY??? (only added one this year - ANYONE ???
Add 10 Who's Who folks  - 1 added (whoops, sure falling short here

What's NEW In 2020

See below for what's been added so  this month, in 2020

Click here to see what has been added in 2020

Click here to see what has been added in 2019

Click here to see what has been added in 2018

Click here to see what has been added in 2017

Click here to see what has been added in 2016

Click here to see what has been added in 2015


OBITUARIES      100     Added:- (1213 year to date & 13,364  obituaries all totalled to date) : Names include:  Note: Some have multiple obits with one person --McAlister, McBroom, McCollum, McFeeley, McKay, McMahon, Meeks, Messmore, Messner, Miller, Mitchell; Munns, Mullen, Murdock, Myers, Roberts, Runyan, Robinson, Roach, Rusk, Sanders, Sandefur, Samuels, Sams, Sarjent, Stafford, Stockdale, Stansfield, Spencer, Stonebraker, Stonecipher, Ward, Warfield, Watkins, Washburn, Watson, Warren, Wilkinson

Biographies  1     Added   (780 to date) Names:  Purnell, Fred - added an article + 2 photos

TOWNS -      - - ( 112 to date ) - LOVE MORE :)  -

PHOTOS : _7_ Names include: -- (7846 photos to date) = Fred Purnell (see his bio); Gilstrap, Charles Heber; Gilstrap, Dawson; Gilstrap, Martha Brown Ellmore; Gilstrap, John Harvey; Gilstrap, Nancy;

Diaries:  __3__ years   = Added 3 articles to Stuart McKnight diary

Divorces ____ - -

             Revolutionary War= ____ -

              War of 1812:

           -- Civil War -   -  =

              -- WWI : ____ -- - Names include:

               --WW II __  _  Names Include:

             --Korean War:    :  

            -- Vietnam War       : Added

MARRIAGES : _  _ = --(23, 358 to date) to date:  

Alumni (Schools)  _ 1 _  - (ytd = 20 ):  Covington Grade School, Grade 6 Class Photo with names;

NEWS ITEMS     14    --  (707) Names:  Frank Babb - convict; Mattie Stonebraker (added); Court House (burned); Newtown (fire); Clara Shanks x 9 article (murdered)

BUSINESSES        (ytd=34)=

BLOG __ 1__ - Ancestry etc - grrrr!!

BRICK WALL ____ ==  


Recipes         = (YTD = 16 ) : Whooping Cough Remedy;

SURNAMES:    = ( YTD ) :
Churches =  2   = YTD=5) =  Added a 1892 photo of Osaborn Prairie Church, along with a historical sketch;

Cemeteries   1     =  Added:  Link to;

Poor Farm Cemetery

Miscellaneous Items        = (ytd - ) >

Letters __1__ -  Letter (4 pages) to Mrs. John Martin of Newtown, IN from Mrs. Lucy Flaugher;

Links       = (YTD = 2) =  

Family Bibles      = (YTD  =1  ) =

Wills      = (YTD =1  )  

Blog and Facebook Pages:      :  (Total = 4) :   

Township Information      :  (YTD = 2)

Who's Who __ __ (YTD = 1) - J

Fountain County History -- work in progress -- kbz -- added quite a bit lately but STILL - work in progress :)

If you've not seen the Fountain County Genealogy Society's facility, you'll want to check out their website before visiting - great place for Fountain Co. genealogy researching and the people are
soooooooo helpful and nice :)

Try this Fountain County Historical Markers -- thanks to Al Wolf for this link :)



Beth (RIP - loved that lady)


















Sara Mc




Bless you all !!!!! KZ & all our Fountain Co INGenWeb users

Fountain County, a part of the INGenWeb Project

See the Fountain County History I'm working on :)

Register your SURNAMES of interest in Fountain County, Indiana

---- NOTICE ---

This site is dependent upon transcribing efforts by a corps of volunteers. No one person can possibly "know it all" including the site manager. If you are using this site, please be aware we try to get data up within 10 days of submission, BUT often things change our priorities, like getting food, sleep and some time for our families..., SO if it takes a bit longer, be patient, it IS coming.

Volunteers are needed to transcribe data for this site. If you are interested in helping out please drop me a line: Karen Zach, County Coordinator.

PLEASE use the search engine, and compile the data on your family, be assured that there is a 99.99% possibility that every bit of data we have is UP on the website already, we try to keep caught up. IF your research in the resources available here fail to gain the information you are seeking, PLEASE do not ask us to look for it on the site. If you can't find it here, Please post a QUERY to The Mail List. You can join the Mail List by clicking this link, and just sending the email that pops up.Conversely, you may also use the Message board for this county, That also gets sent to the list automatically. The PURPOSE of the list is two-fold, spread data, and connect people.

Thanks! to Ed Moyer, who, for ten years maintained the Fountain County site, for this Project. It is with great thanks that we have been honored by his trust in taking it over, and we will still be working closely with Ed.

Thanks Ed. We will take good care of it.

Thanks to ALL my helpers.

You might also like to check out the: Family Fact Sheets

Fountain County Genealogy Society, Inc.
405 North Mill Street
PO Box 273
Veedersburg, Indiana 47987-0273
Note: These folks are SUPER helpers :-)

About this site: Please report any link problems to Karen Zach

Places in Fountain County (this was here and I liked it here but it got too big & cumbersome for the opening page so enjoy). If you know of any not listed or can give me more info on one, please contact me - kz

In Memory and Honor of our past State Coordinators of INGenWeb:

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 - 2016 - Denise Wells

2016 - 2017 -- John Peck

2017 -           --Lena Harper (congrats, Lena)

NOTE: I and many others have spent 20 plus 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 ©1996-2018 (and beyond), Fountain County GenWeb site - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach

My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and I am your Coordinator for Fountain County.    My hubby is constantly helping me as well - thanks, Jim Z :) . Your Indiana State Coordinator is Lena Harper. Her assistant state coordinators are: Jim Cox and Karen Bazzani Zach.

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