Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fall/Winter 2010 Hoosier Genealogist: Connections

There's a lot to like in the new issue of The Hoosier Genealogist: Connections from the state historical society.

There's history in Richard M. Lytle's timely "Desperate Times: Hammond, Indiana, Endures the Great Depression."

There's hard-core genealogy data in another installment of Timothy Mohon's "Hoosier Baptists" and their records.

There's a repository review on the state library's History Reference Room.

There's a reflection on the personal meaning of the classic Midwestern matchup between border Southerners on one hand and Yankees and New Englanders on the other -- Randy K. Mills's "'Not Like Your Father's People.'"

There's an institutional and records context for finding the hardest-to-find people in Rachel Popma's study of the Blackford County Asylum for the Poor, "Finding Destitute Ancestors."

And, of course, there are three classic family chronicles:

"Along the Wabash: Dora Family History Leads Back to Indiana's Earliest Recorded European Settlers," in which Rob Dora works the French records from the 1700s.

"Pioneer Politician: John Kennedy Graham, Clark and Floyd Counties 1805-1841," by Geneil Breeze.

"Maria's Journey: From the Mexican Revolution to Indiana's Steel Mills," by Ramon Arredondo and Trisha (Hull) Arredondo.

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