(upper photo) Last week, we asked people to call in and identify these seven lovely women, who were Homecoming Court candidates at Rensselaer Central High School in 1966-67. After fielding several calls, the identity of these seven women was revealed. They are, with married names in parenthesis where possible, (front row, L to R) Pama Tonner (Schreeg), Pam Mackey and Pat Woodworth (Riley). (Back row, L to R) Cindy Kanne, Linda Foulks, Marcia Hurley and Jane Pfledderer. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 10/16/00
(lower photo) The 1966 Homecoming Court included eventual queen winner Linda Foulks (second from left in back row). Please help us identify the other candidates and we’ll include the results in next week’s paper. Photo from Chaos. Rensselaer Republican 10/9/00
JCPL Genealogy & Local History
Welcome to the Jasper County Public Library Genealogy and Local History Department
The materials on these pages are presented by library staff to help you with your personal and local history inquiries.
Explore the index at left to see what is available on this site.
For more information, or to get help with your genealogy requests, please check out our online contact form and select the genealogy category that best matches the region of your inquiry.
About our Local History Collections Online
General Milroy Collection - Hundreds of original letters and documents from a noted figure of the U.S. Civil War.
Oral Histories - First-hand accounts of life in northern Jasper and Newton County at the start of the 20th century. Sponsored by DeMotte-Kankakee Valley Rotary Club - Oral History Project
News Files - Assorted records from our Microfilm and Vertical File Collection
Other Local History Collections available by request:
Catalogued from the KV Post-News and available at the DeMotte Library:
- Birth Announcements 1930s – present
- Marriage Announcements 1930s – present
- Obituaries 1930s – present
Catalogued from the Rensselaer Republican and available at the Rensselaer Library:
- Obituaries 1910-1939, selected years 1940-present
Newspapers on Microfilm
The DeMotte Library has all of the back issues on microfilm of the KV Post-News.
The Rensselaer Library contains several back issues on microfilm of various current and historical newspapers, including:
- Rensselaer Republican
- Jasper County Democrat
- Rensselaer Standard
These sites should be helpful in exploring your personal or local history.
Lanewood Jasper County Genealogy Resources. Award-winning site.
Jasper County Cemetery Records at Find a Grave.com Extensive records from the DeMotte area.
Genealogy Web Sites Hand-Picked Links from free, local, state and government websites (via Delicious.com)
Indiana Roots State geneaology records from Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake and Porter counties
Vine Searchable state index of vital records. Volunteer-driven. Limited Jasper County records are available in this database at this time.