Sunday, October 22, 2017

832. Memorial Park Celebrates 100 Years

Memorial Park Cemetery, host site for the Genealogical Society of Marion County, will have a celebration on October 29 at 2 pm. The public is invited. The GSMC Library will be open from 2 to 4 that day as an added attraction. See you there.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

831. Intro To WW1, GSMC, Oct. 21

Attend a free workshop at the GSMC Library, 9370 E. Wash. St. this Saturday, 1 pm. Get a jump on the Genealogy Fair program and get an all-around knowledge base. And NO parking problems!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

829. Upcoming Hamilton County Genealogy Items (Plus More)

[Thanks to Sue Dillon for all these event notices.]

Sat., Oct. 14 – Genealogy Workshop  - “How to Plan and Publish your Family History” - 9:30 – 12:30    1st Floor Program Room
“Publish of perish.”  But - where do we begin?  What should we include?  How do we organize it?  Where do we get it printed?  All of these questions will be answered at our October 14 workshop being taught by two experts.  Nancy Massey : genealogist, lecturer, author, and head librarian in the Indiana Room at the Hamilton East Public Library – and - Carolyn Parrott: professional researcher, lecturer, and author - are partnering to conduct this unique workshop.  They will begin by taking you through the 5 steps of planning.  Then Nancy will demonstrate “My Canvas” and “Family Tree Maker” publishing software programs.  Carolyn will demonstrate another widely-used genealogy software; such as Roots Magic or Reunion (for Mac users) and show samples of book pages from both.  We will have a display of published family histories and invite you to bring any you have to share with us.
Tues., Nov. 14 –  Genealogy Forum - How to Browse Microfilms on Family Search- 1:00-2:00 in the Computer Training Room (2nd Floor)
This summer Family Search announced that as of Aug. 30 they will no longer mail out microfilms for people to view at local Family History Libraries.  Their goal is to have all of their microfilms able to be browsed online by 2020.  Since thousands of their microfilms are already online at their website, we genealogists need to know how to search these fabulous resources.  Sue Dillon will teach us how to search online microfilms.   Note: Because of Thanksgiving, the Genealogy Forum is being held on Nov. 14.
Sat., Nov. 4 – Genealogy and German Resources at the State Library” - PalAm (Palatines to America) – Indiana Chapter Fall Meeting – 9:30-3:15 at Lutherwood – 1525 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis. 
Two sessions will focus on resources at the Indiana State Library.  The first, taught by librarian Stephanie Asberry, will focus on Genealogy Related Sources at the Library.  The other, taught by Kent Robison, will focus on German Resources.  Questions: contact

Sat., Nov. 18 – Create Your Own Genetic Networks and DNA Circles”Central Indiana DNA Interest Group – 10:00 AM at the Hamilton East Library in Fishers

Andrea Ackerman will show how to use your DNA results to create a network of your relatives.  She will include how to cross DNA results from multiple companies to help discover your DNA Circles.
Nancy Massey has announced their genealogy programs and class schedule for September and October.  Nancy’s classes cover many subjects and are a great way to increase your genealogy skills.  To see the schedule and register for the classes, go to their online calendar at (enter “genealogy” in the “search” box) or you may register by calling the Indiana Room at the library at 317-770-3236. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

826. Indiana Archivists Explore Digital Preservation Oct. 20

If you plan to be around the IUPUI area on October 20th and have a Society project underway, this might be a worthwhile session to attend.