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  • Frances Slocum was kidnapped, by three Delaware Indians, on November 2, 1778; she was just five years old. Her family had moved from Rhode Island during the previous year, and had settled in the Wilkes-Barre area of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania. The Slocum family was Quaker, and their kind treatment ...

    By Vickie P.

  • A native of Pendleton and a lifelong employee of Delco-Remy, Everett B. Foust was the epitome of General Motors and Madison County, Indiana.

    By Bill

  • Have you taken a DNA test for genealogical purposes, but find that you are having trouble making sense of the results? If you are interested in learning the basics of how to interpret and understand your results (so that you can move forward with your research), then please join us on Wednesday, ...

    By Vickie P.

  • Little Jimmy Farren

    Jul 2016 28

    The picture of a smiling toddler looks out from the page of a newspaper published in 1928.  His name was James Richard Farren, His parents grew up in Anderson, and he had just won a contract to act in the "Our Gang" comedies.

    Whatever happened to him?

    By Elaine

  • 100 years ago motorcycling was becoming popular in America in terms of transportation, racing, and recreation. This growth was part and parcel with the growth of the automobile and transportation industries and it included Anderson, Indiana. This article features a 1916 photograph of the Benz brothers, ...

    By Bill

  • A Grave Interest

    Apr 2016 01

    Cemeteries are full of unique art and architecture whose meaning is often lost on the average visitor. Join us in the Delaware Room on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30pm for a presentation on the symbols found in cemeteries, their historical and cultural influences, and ways they can help you with your genealogy ...

    By Bill