TSGS Cruiser Blog

Friday, September 7, 2012

TSGS Meeting Notice!

Tri-State Genealogical Society
(TSGS) Meeting Notice!
When: Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 - 7:00 PM
Where: Willard Library - 2nd. Floor
What: Monthly Meeting

[Photo credit: Becky West - Artwork: Chris Lantaff]
Guest Speaker for the September Meeting of the Tri-State Genealogical Society will be Indiana Bones. He will present stories about some of his adventures concerning cemeteries. The Evansville Courier & Press has dubbed TSGS Vice-President John G. West as a "Self-proclaimed Cemetery Geek!" a title he is proud of with his very active pursuit of genealogy over the last 50 years.
 His wife, Becky, gave him the name of "Indiana Bones" and the character evolved to help share his interesting and oftentimes humorous tales about cemeteries and other related genealogy subjects. Whether you are a family historian, genealogist, a history buff or just like to listen to story tellers... you should enjoy these "Adventures of Indiana Bones - Cemetery Stories!" You do not need to be a member to attend TSGS meetings - everyone is welcome!

John G. West (AKA: Indiana Bones)
 [Photo credit: Don Counts]
A drawing for an attendance prize will be awarded at the close of the meeting... you must be present to win.

The Tri-State Genealogical Society will have a brief business meeting that anyone can attend.
- Donald R. Counts, TSGS President

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tombstone Thursday - Norton

Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville, Indiana
James Earl Norton
Frances Helen McBride
Married for 65 years!
(Section D, Lot 2, Graves 8 &9)
Great Grandparents of Ryan Lurker who works with JGWest.
- Photo taken by Indiana Bones.
[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated
in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tribute Tuesday

Evansville's largest and one of the very oldest cemeteries
has been recognized by the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
as a Historic Cemetery!
Oak Hill Cemetery
Established 1853 
- Photo taken by Indiana Bones

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day 1908

From the
Here's what Labor Day looked like back in 1908. These anthracite coal miners parade with their simple float and one very large chunk of coal.

Our blog digs up the making of Labor Day in the United States: http://s.si.edu/dnyd1

- submitted by Don Counts

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Local DAR News in the Courier

News about
The Captain
Henry Vanderburgh
 NSDAR Chapter
(Evansville, Indiana)
[Click on photo for larger image to read caption]
[from The Evansville Courier & Press 09/02/2012, Page D07]
- Submitted by Don Counts