Unbeknownst to many Switzerland County researchers is the Vevay newspaper images from the 1800s that are hosted on the Switzerland County High School website. This invaluable resource provides an insight into our ancestors lives and the burgeoning United States. I have found several references to our ancestors in the papers including the untimely death of James Wakefield.
Although an extremely valuable resources there is a lot of difficulty finding information since there is not an index to the names listed in the papers. To remedy this travesty I have decided to take it upon myself to spearhead an indexing effort. I have already begun the indexing but it will take quite awhile for me to complete the effort alone. If you can spare just a few hours of your time we can make finding information on our Switzerland County ancestors a joy instead of a chore.
Contact me and I will provide you with the paper to index, directions, and the database to enter the information into. I will coordinate the volunteer efforts and the integration of the names identified during the indexing efforts. All we need is your help to make this a reality. Please help. Your contribution will make a difference that will be fealt for decades and generations to come.
The Indiana State Library also has a collection of Vevay Newspapers. Again, no index is available. Once we get the SCHS papers indexed are you ready to tackle the State's collection?