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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 2019

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.

Click here to see what was added, in 2018

Click here to see what has been added so far this year, in 2019


OBITUARIES:  101    Added: (YTD = 328 over 3,500 to date):  Names cinclude: Albin; Alexander; Armstrong; Baker; Ballard; Bashaw; Berryman; Berry; Burris; Brown; Baker; Burks; Carrington; Chambewrlain; Clodfelter; Cowgill; Crowder; Cunningham; Curran; Deardorff;  Darnell;  Dickson; Downs; Dooley; Dunsmore; Evans;  Evens; Farrow; Fordice; Gooch; Gray; Hall, Halstead; Housh; Hoke; Hart; Howard; Hurst; Hedrick, Houghteling, Harris, Hanna, Hanley; Hargrave; Hartwell; Hayden; Hinkle; Jones; Keely; Keith; Logan; McCall; McCammack; McCoy; McDOnald; McMurry; McCoy; McDonald; Muir; Neff; O'Hair; Oliver; Overall; Patterson; Parker; Peffley; Paris; Phillips; Pratt; Priest; Porter; Potter; Rice; Riley; Ridpath; Rambo; Reed; Sanders; Sare; Sigler; Stockwell; Stevens; Slider; Steel; Stierwalt; ; Taylor; Tevis; Vermilion; Walker; Wallace; Williams; Woodward; Wynant; Whitehead; Wright

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  1  ) ADDED>

Photo   5__ Added:  ytd = 1 = Added: Abraham Preston; Lawrence Downs (added on obit); Davis - Harlan (both couples) anniversary - photo of Elizabeth Bowers Hargrave on her obituary added above

TOWNS   4 items added   - 88 to date    Added: Thanks to Mary Lou we added Hanna's Crossing (duh I should have remembered that one myself but a jog of memory is sometimes important) and added information aobut Canby, Farrowtown and Samuelsburg.  

Biographies   24   Added (YTD = 26 = 1,070 to date):  Allen; Brown; Darnell; Deal; Ellis; Evens; Hudson; Humphrey; Hurst; Hunter; LaFollette; Maxwell; McKee; Preston + Photo); Sare; Smith; Standeford; Thomas; Timmins; Weik; Wedlake; Yates

Businesses _4_ Salmon & Salmon; Kroger (get this - in 1928); Commercial and Grant Hotels and Hedge's Grocery

DEATH RECORDS:     Added (YTD=0):

News     28  Added (YTD = 54): Added the following items + two photos -- 1894 Crazy revival; Anniversaries: Petty; Jenkins; Craig; Davis; Harlan; Ferguson; Branham; Wilson; Hardy; Other items added about Frederick Berger; AD Gilmore; Walter Cox; Sheriff Sutherlin big troubles; News Items on these towns: Putnamville; Morton; Russellville; Portland Mills; Reelsville; JW Farrow falsley accused and 1840 letters of the Lockridge family - articles on miscellaneous school items and Washington and Monroe Township school constructions

Marriages   2   Added (YTD = 56): (Complete until we find missing information) = Beck; Walker

Divorce   4_ Subtracted (YTD= 16):  Same couple - Bascom and Blanche O'Hair but 4 articles - wow what a wild divorce

Military    1   Added (YTD = 1):
                   Revolution War = Article about a monument (different from one there)
                 War of 1812 =

                         WW I =  

                         WW II =

LINKS      Added (YTD= 0):

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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