Noblesville Tag

Family History Day at HEPL By: Nancy Massey Next month, October, is Family History Month, time to jumpstart that ancestor hunt! To celebrate this special theme, we are planning an event that will inspire and encourage you to explore and research your ancestry. Why? Because researching and remembering...

Thorpe Creek - Hamilton County's Misspelled Landmark By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian There is a body of water that flows through Fall Creek Township in the southeastern part of the county. It bends around the community of Cyntheanne (which I’ve looked at before here), crosses under Southeastern Parkway...

Early Maps of Hamilton County By: Sherri Bonham Maps are important in historical and genealogical research because they demonstrate the physical connections in a given area and display a place at a point in time. Here are some cropped images of three early maps of Hamilton County. Original Land...

Historic Books and New Ways to Access Them By: Sherri Bonham I recently came across this lovely book, The Schools of Indiana and the Men who have worked in them, published in 1876. It is shelved in storage in order to slow the effects of light and humidity. This...

Edward Hill: Another Noblesville Artist By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As you do research into Hamilton County history, you find the stories of many unique people. While working on the lives of early county artists, I found one named Edward Hill, whose life went in a very dark...

An Artistic Calendar By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian I’ve mentioned the Brehm brothers in this blog before, but occasionally it’s worthwhile to look at some of the individual projects that they did. George Brehm struggled early in his career, like most artists, and worked at a variety of...

Searching Ancestry’s New Collections By: Sherri Bonham If you have ever searched Ancestry, you may have noticed the search bar across the top that reads: Home, Search, Message Boards, Learning Center, Charts and Forms, and New Collections. I would like to share the reason I frequently go to New Collections. First,...

Remembering Our Fallen Ancestors on Memorial Day By: Nancy Massey Recently our genealogy roundtable shared stories and photos of some of our fallen ancestors. Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first called, is the day to visit our cemeteries and put flowers or U. S. flags on...

The Mystery of the Missing Map By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian There are many good online databases available for researchers today, several of which are linked on the Indiana Room page. These cover items like books, photographs, and newspapers.  Since they are scanned original documents, this puts...

Noblesville Civil War Drummers By: Sherri Bonham I recently stumbled on a sad moment in history when the Indiana Room received a request for information on former Noblesville resident John Shay. The initial request did not include any details, so I looked in the index of our oldest...