The Benton County Indiana Historical Society has sent its annual newsletter to members with news of the society and the county. It should be noted that the society has many helpful genealogical records. They include a database of more than 25,000 family names; Harold Furr’s photo collection; county birth records 1882-1920; county death records 1882-2004; newspaper obituaries; index to naturalization records (pre-1907); records and maps of 27 cemeteries; county history books; 103 family history books; and more.
The records may be accessed five days a week, 8 a.m. to noon. There is also a museum upstairs. For more information, contact the Benton County Indiana Historical Society, 404 E. Sixth St., P.O. Box 341, Fowler, IN 47944; phone (765) 884-8839.
Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing JBGriffis@aol.com