by Delia

New databases have been added to the free material available through The Genealogy Center's Free Databases for Adams County, Indiana. Located directory south of Allen County and along the Ohio border, Adams County has a rich history, with many families that have lived there for generations.

The first two databases are transcribed programs of the 1912 Common School Commencement and the 1938 Eighth Grade Commencement, which between the two, include more than 380 graduates' names. Additionally, forty-five cemeteries in Adams County have been transcribed, adding thousands of names to those that can be searched by cemetery. To browse specific cemeteries or the commencement programs, select Indiana resources from the Free Databases section of the Center's website. Adams will be listed alphabetically, and one may search specific cemeteries or the commencement programs. To search all of these databases at once, use The Genealogy Center's Federated Search. Type a surname into the "Search our Free databases" box, which is just below Begin Your Discovery on The Genealogy Center's home page.

Also added is group photo of Company B, 160th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. Company B was raised in Adams County. The soldiers are not, however identified by name, but the image of these young men, preparing to march to war, is impressive.

Take a little time today to browse these and the other great free databases available through The Genealogy Center.