Thursday, October 27, 2011

Indiana Genealogical Society - Always A Hoosier Project

The Indiana Genealogical Society has a project called "Always a Hoosier". This project is all about user submissions. If you have ancestors who was born before 1930 and is buried in Indiana, you can contribute information about them. All you have to do is fill out a simple form and prove that they are buried in Indiana. Include a photograph of your ancestor or their gravestone to liven up the entry. All entries are printed in the IGS newsletter along with the contact information of the submitter.

If you ancestors lived in Indiana, but were buried somewhere else, you can record information about them in the IGS project "Once a Hoosier".

IGS publications are all digital. But they are printed and preserved at the Allen County Public Library and other libraries in and out of the state.

It's a great way to preserve the story of your ancestor and find new cousins. I just submitted a bunch of ancestors along with the gravestone photographs that I found on my trip to Switzerland County back in the spring.


  1. Thanks for telling us about this Tina. I have my Sheern family from St. Mary of the Woods, Vigo, County, Indiana who settled there in 1830. I am going to submit them to the "Always A Hoosier" project.