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Welcome to the newly revised Putnam County GenWeb Site.

Over a year ago, I suggested to Karen, (WebMaster) of this site that a computer/software upgrade was necessary.  So a journey began into improved technology.  And for my thoughts, I was chained down to learn the ins and outs of new software.  Since it was my idea, I began work to layout the workings of this newly redesigned site.  I selected Incomedia's Website X5 to run under Windows 10, bringing us into the modern age.  This new software is capable of helping a novice almost look good.  I have only started over many times, to obtain a better working site.  The operation will be similiar to a file cabinet, moving in and out of the various sections or projects (a set of mini-sites linked together).  To implement this, I have what we call the "Get Around Links". If you discover we need more links to facilitate, please let us know.

I have tried hard to give the Genealogists of Putnam County something to be proud of.  If you discover a problem, let Karen know.  I practiced on the Fountain County INGenWeb Site and already have a list of changes or improvements  for it. Everyday I am learning something new about this procedure. Please be patient, Thanks, Jim!

NOTE: I and many others have spent 25 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 ©1996-2020 (and beyond), Putnam County GenWeb site http://www.ingenweb.org/inputnam/ - thanks soooo much - Karen Bazzani Zach

My name is Karen Bazzani Zach and I am your Coordinator for Putnam County.    My hubby is constantly helping me as well and finally joins me as one of your coordinators - thanks, Jim Z :) . Your Indiana State Coordinator is Lena Harper.  Her assistant state coordinator is: Jim Cox
What's NEW In 2023

Click here to see what was added, in 2018

Click here to see what was added, in 2019

Click here to see what was added, in 2020

Click here to see what was added, in 2021

Click here to see what was added, in 2022

Click here to see what was added, in 2023

At least 500 obits -- (but there'll be more :) Thanks to icegif for the "DONE"
More War info on soldiers; units, etc (Note marking it done as we've added a lot but always use more
Work on the schools, churches and business sections - see above note - always use more :)
Add at least 20 pictures of people, places or things from the county.  


OBITUARIES   _68__Added: (YTD ~ 670 =  total overall 7,954 to date) - note often a name will have 2-3 obituaries - I tally names): Names:  A -- B -- Baird (Joshua); Beck (William) Bond (Lora); C --Coffman (Delores Haltom); Cash (Alex); Chapman (Martha Shannon); Crane (John 1890); Cooksey (Amy (Harris)  D ---  E --Edie (Martha); Endsley (Katherine Sears); Evens (Clarence, Susan)  F -- Farley (Samuel P); Feldt (Helen + pic); Frank (Addie); Frosch (Blanche); Fulford (Emmett).  G --Gillette (S.T. - Dr); Green (Bessie Hanks - added to existing).   H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M--Miller (Lola); Moore (Hilda).  Mc -- McCoy (Samuel S - will); McGaughey (Edna Sewell).   N -- O -- P -- Q -- R --Ratcliff (Etta - added); Richardson (Pearl Estep); Riley (Verna); Rissler (Mary Margaret Rightsell); Rightsell (Elizabeth; Mamie Nicholson; Willie).  Rogers (Ross). Ross (Lelia); Routh (Frank, Marion, Russell).  Ruark (Hurtha Huffman).   S -- Scobee (Emma); Shannon (Harold; Russell). Sewell (Mary Elizabeth); Scott (Charles, Harold; Thomas). Seller Wilbur - Killed Korea + pic; Carl Sam; John Franklyn);   Scobee (Emma). Scribner - (Carl W - WWI - killed); Sewell (Mary Elizabeth); Sears (Cecile Fisher); Sharkey (John x 5).  T -- U -V --Vaught (Mary Underwood); Vermilion (Willis - added 2); Vessells (William G - Rev). W --Wethington (Glenn); Walls (WB); Wilson (George 1885 added 2) X-Y- Z -- Young, Thomas Henry; Zeis, James B

Births (WPA) Updating has started, we are slowly adding new names and corrections by checking other records so please be patient.  NUMBERS Added or Corrected =   402   (YTD =  5,385   ;  To Date  13,341 ) Sears; Sechman; Secrest; Seller; Sellers; Sewell; Seward; Seymour; Schafer: Shackelford; Shafer; Shaver; Shake; Shalley; Shamel; Shaner;Shannon; Sharp; Sharpe; Shaw; Shea; Sheckles; Sheekels; Sheets; Shildmyer;Shelley; Shelton; Shepherd; Shepard; Sherrill; Sherwood; Shield; Shields; Shildmyer; Shillings; Shinn; Shure; Shoemaker; Shumaker; Schomacker; Shonkwiler; Shoppell; Short; Shorter; Showalter; Shuee; Shuey;

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  1  ) ADDED>

Photo     4   Added: 23 ytd = = Added:  Feldt, Helen (see obit); Seller, Wilbur (see obit); Scribner, Carl W (see obit); Double Covered Bridge at Fincastle over Ramp Creek;

PHOTOGRAPHERS  3   Added  - (ytd= 3 )> WH Lynn - added 3 articles

TOWNS       -  114 to date    Added:  

Biographies     2_ Added (YTD = 13=  total = 1,328 to date):  Names: Hanna, Thomas; Haspel, Vera - 5 articles

Bibles __ __ added -  Sure need some :(

Businesses  9  items   Added (YTD = 74 ):  Marker Roller Mill; WHEN Clothing - added; Brown - Headquarters for Presents; City Steam Laundry; GC Smythe, MD; BF Hays - Merchant Tailor; Jesse Nelson sells store 1890; McWilliams, James moves shoe store; Putnam County Poor Farm - Shoptaugh adds to account

Census ___  added -

Churches     items today__ -- (YTD = 58 )>>

DEATH RECORDS:          Added (YTD=1 ):

News     12   Added (YTD =46): Robberies 1934 @ Carbon; Tallman, Joe - hurt thumb; Hickman, WH - resigns DePauw; Hillis Reunion; Thomas Family Reunion - added; Bridges - apples; 1890 City Officials; Merry Wives Club; George Wilson - demented; Burk, Wheeler - bus driver for Belnap; Hill, Trixia burned

Marriages  ____ Added (YTD =  51~ - TD = 827): Names:  

Divorces        (YTD= 6 ):  Added:  

Military        Added (YTD =30 )
  • Revolutionary War =____
  • War of 1812 =____
  • Mexican War ___  __
  • Civil War =__ =
  • WW I =  ___ -
  • WW II = ____

PIONEERS = __ _ -

LAND     =  
LINKS       Added (YTD= ):   

Schools ___ ( YTD =  10 ):   Added:

Land Transfers

Will, Abstracts, Estates:      Added (YTD = ) =

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).  Overall, however, it is one heck of a great search engine :) THANKS

If you have not found the menu link, it is located in a listing along the top BAR or an ICON of 3 BARS at the right edge of the top BAR.  This section is the MAIN HOME PAGE and only a few items are found here, a list appears below.  They are also available in the pull down menu.

Recollection of the Early Settlement of Putnam County  =  Part I of Pioneer Reminescence by Dr. A.C. Stevenson

Towns - This list is ever growing as we are finding new listings!

Links of Interest  - Just that, will probably take you away from this site, or open a new Browser TAB

Land Transfers - just found this "Sampling" in some old files

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