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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 in 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 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), 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 - thanks, Jim Z :) . Your Indiana State Coordinator is Lena Harper.  Her assistant state coordinators are : Jim Cox and Karen Bazzani Zach

What's NEW In 2020

YES, A NEW HOME PAGE!!!  All of the rebuilt site should be functioning.  If you think anything from the old site is missing, please let webmaster know.  We could use local help in filling holes in our records.  All contributions welcome with documented sources.

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

GOALS FOR 2020 --
1000 obits (80-85/month)
at least 3 more towns to make 100 (
More Civil War info on soldiers; units, etc (I worked on Rev. and War of 1812 this year)
Add at least 30 pictures of people, places or things from the county.  
Add 2-3 Bibles
Work on the schools and church section

** ADDED THIS MONTH -- MAY 2020 **

OBITUARIES:    122    Added: (YTD 520 =  over 4,390 to date):  Names are: Allee (W.M); Ballard (Patricia); Bond (Robert); Battle (Wm); Bonvillian (Robert); Brown (Ralph) Bridges (Mary); Byrd (Nancy); Carr (Henry); Calhoun (Maude); Cheetham (Vera); Clodfelter (Hubert); Craig (Mary Ford); Cross (Sallie); Cox (Emaline); Cullen (Wm. Henry); Day (Nancy; Minnie); Darnall (Susan); Dobbs (LA) Dochterman; Evans (Daniel; Noah; Firestone (Isaac); Gee (AA); Grimes (Carl); Gott (Allie; Ira; Lela; Preston, Thomas); Haviland (Margaret); Hunt (Doris); James (Clova); Johnson (Guerney); Kussner (Amalia; Albert); Kennedy (Carry); Lane (Robert M); Ligget (Frank); McCloud (Geo); McGrew (Joel; McCullough (T. Maurice); McGrew (Joel) McKee (Melville); McPheeters (Jesse); Mark (John); Matkin (Charles) Maloney (Michael); Myers (Velma Bidgood); Newman (George); O'Hair (Alice); O'Connell (Julia); Oliver Francis; Minta; Susan); Olcott (John M); Pickett (Minnie); Pierce (Emily); Porter (Floyd); Priest (Dulcena); Ragsdale (J. David); Rawley (John); Schrader (Vivian); Smith (Roland; Teddie); Stevens (Hayden); Stewart (John Wesley, Leslie)Stanger (Elmer); Sutherlin (Rebecca); Thomas (Eugene); Vermilion (Thomas, Wendell, William F); Webb (John); Walls, Cassandra; Waln (Joseph); Wilcox (Margaret); West (Cary); Wiseheart (Mary Jane); White (son of Samuel); Weddell (Maggie); Williams (Sam S; Samuel; Charley; John); Wright (Brinton, Mary F); Wood (Otway; Woodall (Agnes); Wysong (Nancy) ; Workman (Nellie); Woodworth (Mark); Williamson (Badger, James)

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  2  ) ADDED>

Photo     1_ Added:  ytd = 11  = Added: Newgent, Josephine;

TOWNS     3   - 106 to date    Added:  Cairo = 106th town and added information to Hebron & Fox Ridge

Biographies     4   Added (YTD = 12=  total = 1,1137 to date):  Added:  Added a 52 page document of Richard Clark of Virginia with information on 375 descendants including Willis Clark who settled in Indiana in 1834; added biographies on Jeanette Preston Layne and Amalia Kussner total of 12 articles

Bibles __ 1__ added - Cloncs - soooo excited to get this - anymore out there we can add?  Sure hope so !!!

Businesses _5_ Added: Steele Movers; Leatherman Brothers; Baxwick Stoves; Hanna-Black Furniture; Bicknell Farm

Census _1__  added Putnam Co total for 183-2010

Churches ____ --

DEATH RECORDS:        Added (YTD=0):

News     11     Added (YTD = 41): Added the following items: 1912 & 1913 articles about the Poor Asylum; Cheek - lawsuit vs. Monon; Underwood Reunion; Child of William Steele operated on for hairlip; Edward Hice - steals - NOPE!; George Hoskins sued by Cora Boone in bastardy case; Shuey-Sheckells marriage - whoops!; Isaac Dunn visits after long time; Martha Bennett - unsound mind; George Kadel, ill.

Marriages   (announcements)  28    Added (YTD = 94 - TD = 577): (Complete until we find missing information) = Taylor (& Wilsom); Cole (& Olds); Blakely (& Harris) ; Carpenter (& Davis); Pierson & Michael); Haymond (&Burkl); Kurtz (& Helms); Wright (& Brown); Terrell (& Lassater); Smythe (& Hampton); Craig (& Schoenman); Davison (& Jones); Burk (& Byers)  

Divorce     3 _ (YTD=10 ):  Added: Hamrick; Evans; Ratliff

Military    5   Added (YTD = 7):
  • Revolutionary War =added articles for 5 Rev. Soldiers - Bartee; Denny; Hopkins; Mahorney; Stobaugh
  • War of 1812 =
  • Civil War =  
  • WW I =  
  • WW II =
LINKS      Added (YTD= 0):

Schools __5__ : 4 Photos of 1944 Graduating Class of Clinton Center; 1966 Russellvile Russeller Annual;

Areas Added: This is some infomation which was not added to the old site, but this data was in storage directories so here goes!!!

Land Transfers


Will, Abstrracts, Estates:  16 Added = Lee, Campbell G.; Lee, John Wesley; Lee, Joseph; McCurdy, James; Mercer, Rev. John; Michael, Jacob (estate, died intestate); Miller, Archibald; Miller, Edward Reynolds; Myers, Noble J.; Myers, Sarah F (Hodges); Pearcy, George; Reeves, Stacey R.; Robinson, James; Swartz, Sussana H.; Wilkens, John; Wright, Reuben;

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.

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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