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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:  107    Added: (YTD = 364 over 3,500 to date):  Names cinclude:Allen; Alley; Ainsworth; Albright; Brand; Blake; Boswell; Buis; Burk; Burnett; Branham; Brickin; Brown; Chittenden; Carver; Carnes; Chancy; Clodfelter; Coverdill; Craft; Coleman; Cole (plus photo of Ralph Goldsmith Cole); Crane; Cunningham; Cox; Culver; Crosby; Clark; Danaugh; Danbury; Dean; Dix; Duncan; Ellis; Evans; Ferrell; Foster (Fosher?); Foxworthy; Frank; Gilmore; Glidewell; Grimes; Gifford; Goodwin; Guilliarms; Harris; Haspel; Hanks; Hall; Hathaway; Hazlett; Hammond; Hawkins; Herbert; Howard; Hubbard; Heany; Hinkle; Henkle; Houghland; Horn; Jennings; Kelley; Kee; Kelsey; Lavelle; Lank; Lee; Leatherman; Long; Lookabill; Merryweather; Mills; McCarty; McElroy; McKamey; McIntire; McGaughey; McVay; O'Connor; Osborn; Pitchlynn; Pickens; Ratliff; Renfro; Richie; Rockaway; Roberts; Russell; Ryan

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  1  ) ADDED>

Photo   1__ Added:  ytd = 6 = Added: Ralph Goldsmith Cole photo on his obit

TOWNS     items added   - 88 to date    Added: T

Biographies  10    Added (YTD = 36 this year = 1,080 to date):  Allen; Bailey; Coffin; Hart; Martin; Pierce; Priest; Talbott;

Businesses _15_ Added: Adams; Albaugh; Allen; Brattin; Burke; Burnett; Corwin; Darnall; Gillespy; Howe; Isaac; Marquis; Neff; Shipley; Talburt

Census _ 1__ 1880 tallies for some of county  

Churches __ 2__ two short articles about the College Avenue ME Church

DEATH RECORDS:     Added (YTD=0):

News   25    Added (YTD = 73): Added the following items: Tincher - odd weighing; Marquis - Timms bicycle; Buis - sells property; Donnohue - 60th anniversary; Stanley - injured; Downs - Vandalia; Allen - Gentlemens Literary Club; Over the teacup club; Poor House; Riley - attempts suicide; Sellers - accused of killing child; Clara Brady - Insane; Riley Springer - 5 articles about his large estate; Russellville State Bank; O'Hair Reunion; Weik's Grocery; Asa Beck's 50th Anniv; Wm. McGinnis (LONG name - funny) Smythe, Terry & Co; Springer, Riley (more estate news)

Marriages  (announcements)  52   Added (YTD = 100): (Complete until we find missing information) = Anderson; Abrams; Allen; Bence;  Clearwaters; Cox; Durham; Black; Abrams; Edwards; Farmer; Farrow; Jordan; Cooper; Hart; Hartley; Hays; Houck; Jones; McCray; Millirnes; Murphy; Nelson; O'Hair; Overstreet; Pickel; Renick; Runyan; Roundtree; Shinn; Short; Woodall; Wane; Weik; Welch; Thomas; Walls; Woodward

Divorce   2_ Subtracted (YTD= 18):  Added Grimstead; Lewis

Military       Added (YTD = 1):
                   Revolution War = article with listing of Rev. Soldiers in 1895 - need to compare lists
                 War of 1812 =

                         WW I =  

                         WW II =

LINKS      Added (YTD= 0):

Schools __ 6__ Clinton Twp #1; Madison #3; Oakalla; Washington Twp; Washington School (Marion Twp) Snow

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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