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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 2024

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

Click here to see what was added in 2024

GOALS FOR 2024 --

At least 500 obits -- (but there'll be more :)

More War info on soldiers; units, etc (Note marking it done as we've added a lot but always use more ESPECIALLY the Korean War

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.   BELIEVE THIS IS A FIRST & because of one super helper - Mary Lou H - she sent us lots of super photos of her family - thanks so very much - one goal accomplished in JANUARY - amazing!!

Add at least 30 News items

Continue working on birth records


OBITUARIES   _73__Added: (YTD ~ =151   total overall 8,165 to date) - note often a name will have 2-3 obituaries - I tally names): Names:  A -Allen, Charles; Elbert; Sarah- B -Broadwater, Pearl; Brown, Estella C - Chadwick, Samuel - added; Caldwell, Elbert Eugene; Crane, Mayme Tankersley; Cummins, Emily Bowen - D --Donohue, DC; DOuglas, Hugh Martin;    G --Grimes (Charley, Samantha Smith x3; Samuel G; H -Hamilton, Elba; Donald Lee added info; Lowell; Hillis, Fred Bascom x 3 articles; Will-; I -- J -- K --) L --Lasley, Charles - WWI - KIA; Dudley; Lockridge, Malissa) M--Michael, Emma Pearl; Meek, Myrtle McCammack; .  Mc -- .McGaughey, Oliver; McCammack, Mary Elizabeth   N -- O -- P -- Q -- R --Ronk, George WWII - POW - article and obit (died many years later) ; Rosenberg, Lucille S --Sanders, John H (died tb during WWI); Sheehan (Edwina Guy); Scott (Florence); Shaner, Charles; Sherrill, Elizabeth; Snider (Dewey; Gilbert; Perry (WWI - 1st KIA); Smithson, Ross Earl; Kenneth; Roy (WWI as is Kenneth); Nora Rogers; Sutherlin (Gerlad; Leonard Milford; Anna Rebecca Miles; Lou Verne Waller; Emery R; Richard; Madge; Clyde; Claud; Herbert L; Macel Glen; Oral Ralph;  Smythe (George Virgil; Harold; Otto); Snmith, Alonzo Joseph; Robert; Swinford, Louisa x 3  iU -V -. W -Waller, carl; White; Ared F.   - X-Y- Z --

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 =    444    (YTD = 659    ;  To Date  14,212 ):    Smithson; Smock; Smythe; Snider; Snodgrass; Snyder; Soloman; Soots; Salsbery; Sutherlin; Sutherland; Spencer; Spurgeon; Sutherlin; Staton; Stanley; Stairwalt; Stierwalt; Staley; Staggs; Stwalley; Stalcup; Starr; Steeg; Steele; Steegmiller; Stevens; Stephens; Stephenson; Stevenson; Stewart; Steward; Steirwalt;

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  1  ) ADDED>

Photo    9    Added: ytd = 31 = Added:  2 images of Oliver Bryson and Matilda "McCullough" JOHNSON, 1 in front of their home ans another of their tombstone; 3 photos of Rissler, William E. and wife Susan "Boone"; Johnson, Matilda "McCullough" Johnson;  Oliver Bryson Johnson; Tombstone of Levina "Myers" McCullough; Tombstone of William McCullough;

PHOTOGRAPHERS     Added  - (ytd=  )

TOWNS       -  114 to date    Added:  

Biographies     3_ Added (YTD =4=  total = 1,336 to date):  Names: Hillis, Fred; Kussner, Albert; Belles, Fred Leon - added info

Bibles __1__ added -  Sure need some : Bible of Oliver Bryson and matilda "McCullough" JOHNSON showing Births and Marriages;

Businesses  19 items   Added (YTD = 45 ):  Added these drug stores: Allens; City; Cook's; Coan; Fleenors; Hathaway; Irwin; Jones; Kleists; Landes; Morrow; Mullins; Owl; Palace; Parton; Phoenix; Stevens; Oil - Fred Hillis; and Swiss Oil Company

Census ___  added -

Churches   4  items __ -- (YTD = 62 )>>Somerset -- article with a lot of history; Deer Creek 1928 article; Christ Church - Greencaslte - added; Brick Chapel - added to it

DEATH RECORDS:          Added (YTD=1 ):

News      4  Added (YTD =7): Hixson, Robert - army Pursuit flight; Greencastle Masonic Temple cornerstone

Marriages  __6__ Added (YTD =  - TD = 839): Names:  Frazier; Bryon; Ozment; x 3 Smith

Divorces        (YTD= ):  Added:  

Military        Added ( )
  • Revolutionary War =__2__Added two lists of those buried here
  • War of 1812 =____
  • Mexican War ___  __
  • Civil War =_1_ =YTD 1 - Edward Kerchevel - CW Pension and tombstone
  • WW I =  __6_ -YTD - 7 - John H Sanders - died of tb while in WWI; Perry Snider - first KIA in WWI; Roy & Kenneth Smithson - vets ; list of KIA (died in action - article) added info on Perry Snider
  • WW II = __1__ YTD - 2 - Ronk, George (POW article & obit - died 2000+)
    Korea __4_ - YTD - 12== Added Rex Terry info; added list of 7 KIA; added info on Billy Gilley x 3; Keyt, William

PIONEERS = __ _ -

LAND     =  
LINKS       Added (YTD= ):   

Schools _2__ ( YTD =  12 ):   Added: 2 photos with names for Roadman/Rodman School;

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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