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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)  - ALMOST DONE - no way did I think I was going to make it but we had a GREAT month and so now, only have 63 left -- YES YES YES :)
More War info on soldiers; units, etc - DONE

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


OBITUARIES   __144__Added: (YTD ~ 937=  total over 6,398  to date): Names are:  Allen (Priscilla; Martin V); Allison (Nannie); Alley (Richard); Anderson (Eliza Ann); Armstrong (Mrs. John - anyone know her?); Ballard (Emerson, Tilghman); Boyd (Jackson); Baysinger (John); Bird (Nancy); Brown (Lucy); Browne (Joseph J - CW); Bundy (Mary Ellen); Burton (Charles): Carrington (William); Cline (Ella); Cory (William); Cooper (Frances); Crawley (Wellington); Curry (Lee); Cutler (Ada); Davis (Edna; Eliza; Robert); Dickens (Bert); DeVore (Alice); Dinsmore (Jasper); Dobson (Inez); Edwards (Effie); Elmore (Homer) Evans (Dora, John); Finnel (Jerry); Finley (Mary J); Ford (Rosella); Fitzgerald (Morris); Frank (Mart); Foxworthy (Tipton); Frakes (Elizabeth; James; Joseph; Lora; Joseph D) Ghormley (Carl); Girton (wife of John N); Grasso (Frank - shot); Hays (Frank); Habisck (Peter); Hammond (Metta); Hendrix (George W); Hickman (Greenberry, John M);  Hicks (David, Martha; Shelby; Flaud); Hillis (George; John; Indiana); Hickson (Ida Harris); Holland (Joe); Holland (Sarah Gipson); Houlehan (AE; Frances); Hopkins (Edistina); Jacobs (John); Kelch (Lola); King (Andrew); Landis (Christopher); Larkin (Daisy); Lee (Jesse Matlock); Long (John T); Mastroianni (Joe - shot); Mahoney (Lawrence); Martin (Mary Jane); Masten (Arthella); Miller (Dr HC); Moore (Marshall); Murphy (Martin); Park (Ollie); Parker (George); Perkins (Nellie); Pollard (Livonia); Pope (Mathew); Purcell (Samuel); Ratliff (Hattie); Rhorer (Daisy); Riggle (Mary Ellen); Ritchie (Parks); RIchards (Susan); Robe (TJ); Slavens (Dr John + Photo); Seward (Alice Baysinger); Sackett (DA); Smiley (Sarah C); Sinclair (Charles); Smith (Charles F; Ruth); Smythe (Grace); Stringer (Manard); Stewart (Myrtle); Underwood (Cora); Utterback (James H); Vermillion (Elizabeth); Warren (William E); Watts (Mary Torr); Werneke (John); Wise (Henry)

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  2~  ) ADDED>

Photo     6_ Added:  ytd = 21 = Added:  Holland, Beulah @ 1917; Greencastle Postcard: Dr. John Slavens; Dyer; Big Walnut chrch;

PHOTOGRAPHERS  1    Added  - (ytd= 8 )>> Fraink, Maurice;

TOWNS     2   -  113 to date    Added:  Tarbutton; Hopwood Bend

Biographies     36  Added (YTD =83 =  total = 1,280 to date):  Names:  Julian, Percy Lavon; Buis; Bowlin; Crafton; Dyer; Ellis; Bynum; Croom; Churchwell; Ecton Jones; Leuteke; Slavens; Station

Bibles __ __ added -  Sure need some :(

Businesses   18 items   Added (YTD = 69):  Added >> Henderson, Blacksmith; Leuteke Bakers; Star Barber Shop; Hurst Buggy Company; Roachdale Novelty Works; Fashion Shop; Roachdale Electric; Bainbridge Farmers State Bank; Roachdale Handle Company; Methodist Episcopal Children's Home;

Census ___  added

Churches __3 +15 items today__ -- (YTD = 21 )>>   Brick Chapel (1948); Old Bethel Church (1965); Gobin Memorial Church; Owl Cree; Amity Baptist; Greencastle Christian; Locust Street; 1930 Church Directory; Big Walnut

DEATH RECORDS:          Added (YTD=):

News     10    Added (YTD = 100):   Miller, Mary - County Nurse; DAR; Docks - 87; Union Agricultural Society; Marsceller, insane; Fires (Brattin Saw Mill; Frakes farm; JJ Jones farm; Orphan's Home (sad one)

Marriages  __ 14 __ Added (YTD =66 ~ - TD = 700): Names: Hall-Furney; Addington-Pierce; Knauer-Thomas; Harrison-Wright; Brown-Rose; Smith-Tomlinson; Blaydes-Gillen

Divorces      5     (YTD=21 ):  Added: Campbell; Chrisenbury; Ellis; Harland; Parry

Military       Added (YTD = 23:
  • Revolutionary War =
  • War of 1812 =
  • Civil War =
  • WW I =  __ -
  • WW II =

PIONEERS = __ _ -

LAND     =  
LINKS   4    Added (YTD= 8):   Indiana Asbury - - DePauw University Historical Marker;  Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) Historical Marker; "Pages Containing the Phrases «putnam county» AND «indiana» at (hmdb.org)";  Descendants of John and Hannah Rittenhouse Dalrymple (Facebook.com);

Schools __1__ ( YTD = 31):   Added: "Greencastle's Goat";

Land Transfers


Will, Abstracts, Estates:      Added (YTD = 16 ) =

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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