News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 29, 2014

GENEALOGY: Site provides list of gateways to primary records

Tamie Dehler
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — As many states and libraries continue to place their digital archives online, I find myself Googling various key words paired with state names to find out exactly what is online now. That task has recently been made a little easier for all of us. An intern working for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program has compiled a list of 77 state and regional sites that have placed their digitized primary sources online.

To see a list of the portals, visit The Signal, a blog for the Library of Congress, at You will find a list of 66 state portals to digitized records and five multi-state portals to digitized records. Click on the link, and you are taken directly to the specific web site.

I’ve bookmarked this site for easy access to these gateways to primary records.

The National Archives Records Administration has a list of discharged soldiers from the War of 1812 at The site alphabetically lists the names of soldiers from the regular army who were issued discharge papers. It also lists the year, regiment and the company in which the soldier served. This site is not complete for every soldier who served in the War of 1812, however; no militiamen or volunteers are included in the list. However, it is worth checking out if you had an ancestor who served in this war.


There are still openings available for the beginning genealogy classes being offered by the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society. The classes are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Vigo County Public Library. Dates of the classes are: April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The fee for these classes is $25, and includes all class materials plus a one-year membership in the WVGS. These classes are for those who are new to genealogy or who have begun on their own but would like to improve their research and organizational skills. To register, go to Or, register through the mail by sending a check to WVGS, PO Box 9347, Terre Haute, IN 47808-9347. For more information, contact Linda Malooley at email or call 812-238-2415.


I’m seeking information about the Gulliford family of Clay County. William Gulliford of England and wife Mary Phillips of Wales came to Clay County in the 1860s. They had the following children: John H. (1858-1918, married #2 Mary Thomas), Sarah J. (1860-1923, married Thomas Asdale), William (c.1864-1928, married #2 Elizabeth Sillick), Harriet/Hattie (1866-1924, married Michael Parker), David, Thomas, Daniel (c.1873-?, married Lizzie Lyons), Rosa (1874-1961, married Frank Fisher), Charles (1876-1922, married Carrie Warrick). Wondering what happened to William and Mary’s sons David, Thomas, and Daniel listed above. I’m most wanting to know if anyone has any photos of Charles Gulliford and/or his wife Carrie, their sons Michael and Daniel, or any information about them. Charles married #2 Bessie Siner and they had a son Charles “Chic” (1917-1994), who lived in Atlanta, Ga. Also, in general, I’m interested in any information about the branches of this family. I’m related through Charles’ wife Carrie Warrick and also through William’s wife Elizabeth Sillick. William and Elizabeth moved to Jackson, Mich.  Please call Tamie Dehler, 812-460-1230 or 812-251-6304.