Friday, June 3, 2016

Genealogy Research Links

For those of you that have access to Ancestry either from your home or through the local library, I came across a link that you might find interesting. I'm doing alot of saving and attaching to my ancestry trees.
*Warning/Disclaimer*: You may become addicted to searching all of your ancestors that died in Indiana during this time period.

Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940

Indiana Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005

Indiana, Death Certificates 1899-2011

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day aka Decoration Day

The Pike County History Center will be closed this coming Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Please remember all veterans that have served and have either returned to their loved ones safely, injured, or have given the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans of all branches of service have given so much so that America can be a safe place to raise your family. Please thank a veteran every day for their service!

Here is a little history regarding Decoration Day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pike County Historical Society May 2016 Meeting

The May meeting of the Pike County Historical Society will be on Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Union Store in Hazelton, (weather permitting). If it rains, we will meet inside the store. Abraham Lincoln (Dean Dorell of Washington) will be the guest speaker. Come out and join us for what is sure to be a great evening! Bring your lawn chair for seating. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Girl Scouts visiting the History Center

We had some more kiddos visiting the History Center tonight. Pike County Girl Scout Troops 211 and 296 visited the History Center to work on the Bicentennial Patch this evening. They learned some neat information about Pike County and some songs from the turn of the century. They also learned how to play some old time games children used to play such as jacks and tic-tac-toe.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

History Center Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser

The History Center is having a pork chop dinner on Saturday May 7th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $10 and is being prepared by the Moose Lodge members in Petersburg. All proceeds will be used for a new roof at the History Center. Hopefully we'll reach our goal. Please call one of the numbers listed below or stop by the History Center to buy a ticket. We appreciate your support!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Historical Society April 2016 Meeting - Northwest Territory Firearms

The Pike County Historical Society had a wonderful meeting last night! We had an awesome speaker in Keith Thomas on Northwest Territory Firearms. Thanks so much for such an interesting program.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Soldier Burials

Did you ever wonder about the expense of burying a loved one in the past? Looking for the location of the grave of a veteran? Or his widow?

Did you know many ex-union soldiers, sailors or marines were buried at the expense of the county. These records are available at the history center.