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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 23 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 coordinators are : Jim Cox and Karen Bazzani Zach

What's NEW In 2021

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

GOALS FOR 2021 --
1000 obits (80-85/month)  -
More War info on soldiers; units, etc

Add at least 20 pictures of people, places or things from the county.  
Work on the schools, churches and business sections


OBITUARIES   _65__ Added: (YTD ~ 65=  total over 5,226 to date):
Names are:
Harris (Wm); Harvey (Thomas); Hays (James McDOnnald); Hootman (Grace)' Howard (Doctor Samuel - CW); Huffman (Edward R); Knauer (Florence); Lattimore (Samuel); Lockridge (Robert); Long (W. Elmer); Loudermilk (Helen); Mannan (Elijah); Matthews (Noble); Matkin (William); Martin (Clarence E); Miller (C. Lorene); Moriarity (Anna); Morris (Kline, Wallace); Moore (Harry W); Patterson (George); Parrent (Samuel); Peck (Charles T); Rice (Henry); Ristine (Sophia); Runyan (Martha); Sanders (Cora); Sewell (Joseph; Mary); Shultz (Mrs - 1863 -- anyone know her?) Shonkwiler (Samuel); Smith (Icy, AJ, Sam); Sparks (Hazel); Spurgin (Wiklliam Fletcher); Stark (John); Thompson (John); Tudor (Marjorie); Utter (Joseph); Vaughn (Ellen); Vanscoyoc (Elsey); Waldron (Mollie); Wallace (Ruth); Wakefield (Horatio); Winchel (John Peter); Welch (Jennie R); Wells (Harold); Westfall (Jacob I); Williams (Ethel); Williamson (James); Williams (Ethel); Wilson (Lucinda); Winchel (John Peter); Woodward (Clara)

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  ~  ) ADDED>

Photo    2 _ Added:  ytd = 1  = Added:  with James McDonnald Hays obit; David Reed - biography section
 PHOTOGRAPHERS -- Added 3 - Mary Brock; Joseph Hill; David Spurgin

TOWNS        -  107 to date    Added:  

Biographies      9   Added (YTD = 13 =  total = 1,211 to date): Barnaby, Charles Howard; Goodwin, Abner; Hamilton, Franklin; Monnet, Lawson; Neff; Nicholson; Otterman; Osbourne; Peffley; Ronk; Reed; Ratcliff;

Bibles __ __ added -

Businesses _5_ Added (YTD = 6 ):  Added the 1868 Greencastle Business Directory; Businesses -- general information - Roachdale Times News (termites); Hunter Brothers (basement gas flood); Fires - businesses ; Public Service Commission

Census ___  added

Churches __1__ --   Croy's Creek Church-History;  

DEATH RECORDS:          Added (YTD=):

News      5    Added (YTD = 15):  Britton, Glasco - Anniv; Opera House; Langsdale, George; Monon Wreck; Morrison HH birthday; Whitaker Twins (wow what size); Hale School; Willard Eggers; Wood, Will (added 1); Magill PH (slave story); Johnson, Lowell and Moses Rissler - buried alive;  Apples - crops in county

Marriages  __    Added (YTD = ~ - TD = 630):

Divorces           (YTD=~ ):  Added:

Military       Added (YTD = ~):
  • Revolutionary War =
  • War of 1812 =
  • Civil War =  
  • WW I =  
  • WW II = KIA - Dwight Terry - added 9 articles

PIONEERS = __ _ -

LAND     =  
LINKS   1   Added (YTD= 1):   Putnam County IN School Records (Yearbooks);

Schools __3__ ( YTD = 3):   Link to DePauw Yearbooks can be viewed here free;  Link to Greencastle  High School Yearbooks  can be viewed free here;  Link to South Putnam HS yearbooks can be viewed free here;

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.

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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