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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 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


OBITUARIES:    90   Added: (YTD 950 =  over 4,840 to date):  Names are:  Arnold; Avritt; Boes; Burnison; Calver; Cash; Cherry; Church; Cowgill; Cook; Dopus; Davis; Dean; Denny; Dicks; Eggers; Faller; Gibson; Goffinett; Guilliams; Harlan; Hart; Herring; Hendrix; Hollick; Jeffries; Langsdale; Lewis; Maffitt; Mahan; McElroy; McMillen; Nicholas; Parker; P:inkerton; Potter; Risk; Rhodes; Ross; Ruark; Scott; Small; Smith; Strange; Staten; Sutherlin; Sheets; Skelton; Stedman; Squire; Thomas; Truesdale; Twigg; Williams; Wilson; Wright; Woodward; Yeagley; oung; Zaring

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  2  ) ADDED>

Photo    2 _ Added:  ytd = 27  = Added: (Russellville Elevator in businesses; John H. Hamilton 90th birthday in News

TOWNS        - 106 to date    Added:  

Biographies     3   Added (YTD = 30=  total = 1,155 to date):  Added:  Duvall; Epperson; Gobin

Bibles __ __ added -

Businesses _5_ Added: Cloverdale Graphic; Siddons Blacksmith Shop; Washington Twp 1860 meeting; Russellville Elevator (plus photo); 1st National Bank - 1920;  

Census ___  added

Churches ____ --  

DEATH RECORDS:         Added (YTD=1):

News       5   Added (YTD = 68): Added the following items: ETter leaves Hurst; Building Poor Farm 1880; Goodwine-Huffman wreck/fight; John H. Hamilton - turning 90; Harold Hootman improving in health

Marriages  __ 6   Added (YTD = 122 - TD = 605): (Complete until we find missing information) =  Ader; Dixon; Emery; Cook; Roach; Rowe

Divorces     1 _ (YTD=19 ):  Added: Sherman Nelson from An= - 1893

Military       Added (YTD = 9):
  • Revolutionary War =
  • War of 1812 =
  • Civil War =  
  • WW I =  
  • WW II =

PIONEERS = __ 1_ - Hugh Copeland
LAND     =  
LINKS   1   Added (YTD= 1):  Putnam County Military History Facebook Page;

Schools ____ ( YTD = 8):  

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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