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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 2023

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

GOALS FOR 2023 --
At least 500 obits --
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 -

** ADDED THIS MONTH - March 2023 **

OBITUARIES   __61_Added: (YTD ~ 171 =  total overall 7,455  to date): Names are:Albin (Ella); Arnold (Callie Bettis); Ashby (Dulcina Lockridge - added 2); Baker (George W); Beery (Perry); Best (Frank, James O.; James Robert; Simpson; William E; Binkley (Clyde); Bittle (Robert); Black (James Harrison; Oscar); Blackwell (Paul; Sarah TUcker); Blue (Samuel Maurice); Blaydes (Sally Blue - added); Booher (William Franklin); Booker (Bernice Casmire, Erasmul?); Branson (Samuel - added; Arley; Clair); Branneman (Jewell); Boswell (Bessie Smithson; Joseph Lee; Oma Martin; Minnie; Paul Edward)Wilbur); Bowlin, William (Lt. Cmd); Blake (Paul W); Byrd (John W; Robert H); Fordice (Joseph B); Forgey (Mahala Magill); Green (Ruth Bradshaw); Guilliams (Floyd, Leo Foster, Mary Ellen, Myra - added); Hunter (Nora Biddle); Hutcheson (Lucille); James, (Guy); Kassebaum (Frances Blake); Laughlin (Elsie Ferguson); McCreary (Lucy Byrd); McLucas (Helen Blake + Photo); Martin (John); Morland (Elza); Proctor (Agnes Boner; Charles Wallace); Quarles (Hazel Byrd); Reilly (Minnie Bittle); Reddish (Otto, William Rupert); Sturges (Mary); Sturgeon (Fermine); Vaughan (Ida - added); Vermillion (Jesse); Wallace (David - CW; Hazel Branneman); Wright (Chancey Ray)

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 =    123     (YTD =  1,961   ;  To Date  9,920 ): Bradshaw; Brann; Brown;

CEMETERIES:       (ytd=  1  ) ADDED>

Photo    1 _ Added: 7  ytd = = Added:  Helen Blake McLucas (see her obit)

PHOTOGRAPHERS     Added  - (ytd= 2 )>

TOWNS        -  113 to date    Added:  

Biographies     1  Added (YTD = 5=  total = 1,320 to date):  Names: Bowlin, Milton

Bibles __ __ added -  Sure need some :(

Businesses    1 items   Added (YTD =42 ):  Brazil, Bainbridge & Northern Indiana Railkroad

Census _1__  added - 1850 Mortality Schedule

Churches    14   items today__ -- (YTD = 39 )>>  Cloverdale Church of Christ; Fillmore Methodist, Christian; Mansfield Churches; Manhattan Christian; New Providence - added; Quincy Baptist; Raccoon Methodist; Reelsville Methodist; Roachdale Christian; Russellville Christian; Somerset Church; Walnut Chapel -- Friends; West Union

DEATH RECORDS:          Added (YTD= ):

News     2     Added (YTD =12 ):  Brazil, Bainbridge, Northern RR - Marquis, Rosa - pupils give recital

Marriages  __26  __ Added (YTD =  26~ - TD = 802): Names:  Akers (Uriah - Shirley Springer); Hurst (George and Mary Hepler); Bruner (Charles - Susie Earhart); Crow (HH - Katie Wicks); Harshbarger (David H - Flora Turner; Hester Ann and David Hostetter; Ruth Avis and Ben Buser; Samuel N & Mary Lafollette; Ward & Dessie Ryan; Zella & Gerald Eads); McNary (Peter & Emma GIllespie); Shuee (Isaac & Olive Newall); Vermillion (Joel & Eva Rector).  

Divorces     2     (YTD= 4 ):  Added:  Deale, Nona - Walter; Callendar, Rose - William

Military        Added (YTD = 1 )
  • Revolutionary War =
  • War of 1812 =____
  • Civil War =__ =
  • WW I =  ___ -
  • WW II = __1__ WWII - James Robert Best - KIA

PIONEERS = __ _ -

LAND     =  
LINKS       Added (YTD= ):   

Schools __3_ ( YTD =  4 ):   Added: 3 images of the 1966 Bainbridge Graduation Announcement with name card;

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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