About First Families

About First Families

First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties is an official Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS), the purpose of which is

“to honor the memory of the pioneers who came and lived in the counties of Floyd, Clark, or Harrison, Indiana before 31 December 1840.”

Anyone who can prove descent from at least one of those pioneers is eligible for recognition.

The project hopes to document the lives and contributions of some of the counties’ early Native Americans and pioneer African Americans, women, immigrants, and children.

Approved applicants will receive First Families certificates and be honored guests at the annual “History and Heritage Celebration” held on the first Thursday in October. This year’s Celebration will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Newlin Hall at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds: 2818 Green Valley Rd, New Albany, IN 47150.