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In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the webpage.



Taylor Family Portrait (William & Delilah, Harley, Clyde, Golda, Edna)

Fulton County Was Established

in 1836. It was named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of steamboat. The county seat, Rochester, was founded by Alexander Chamberlain, who named it after his hometown in New York. As of 2010, the population of Fulton County is 20,836.

Sister Sarah Folklore

Click here to read some fun articles about Rochester's most famous resident from beyond the grave!

Newspaper Obituaries (1902-1911)

Click here for a small collection of obits

Check out the Fulton County Library's Genealogy Page!

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"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before...The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."



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Alexander Chamberlain
Founder of Rochester

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Henry Hoover
of Henry Township

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Lydia Hudkins Poling Sparks

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Dr. Joseph Sippy
Founder of Akron


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State Coordinator - Lena Harper

Asst. State Coordinators:

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If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator - Dustin Nelson