Friday, September 4, 2015

599. Visiting Montgomery County On Tuesday

   I'm looking forward to visiting Crawfordsville on Tuesday. My lady Wanda had an Indiana Pioneer family in the county, and we will be visiting her "ancestral homestead" while up there. Also have an Air Guard buddy who will be attending. Hope to see several genealogy friends too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

598. GSMC Explores Websites September 12th



Genealogical Society of Marion County September Program
Saturday, Sep. 12  1:00pm to 3:00pm


“Website Wonderland”

Oh, sure, everyone knows about Ancestry, FamilySearch,
and Find-A-Grave,
but what about all those unique and special sites that are filled with resources?
We will throw some our favorites up on the big screen and show how they can help with your research.

Do you have a favorite? Bring in the URL and we will show the folks!



GSMC Library, Memorial Park  9370 E. Washington St., Indianapolis

This program is free; public is invited.
We will have a brief Society Meeting prior to the program

Monday, August 31, 2015

597. IHS Tour Goes South, Sept. 10



Indiana Historical Society Local History Tour: Dubois to Gibson
Sept. 10, 2015

                Join IHS Membership and Local History Services staff for our second Annual Award-Winning Local History Tour. This exciting day-trip highlights local historical sites and their significance to Indiana's history. 
                Our tour will take us through Jasper's Dubois County Museum, winner of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010, and Lyles Station, which will have a presence in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and was also a recipient of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010.
                In transit, guests will enjoy speakers discussing early African-American settlements and Southern Indiana history.
                We start with a guided tour of Dubois County Museum, featuring artifacts from Southern Indiana's German-American History, a large collection of antique farm equipment, an indoor log cabin and murals which represent each town that makes up Dubois County.  
                Following the tour, we'll lunch at the famous Schnitzelbank Restaurant on authentic German cuisine. 
                Our next stop will be at Lyles Station, site of one of the few remaining African-American settlements, which now serves as a museum featuring a renovated classroom circa 1900s and artifacts representing early African-American settlement history. 

            Lunch, snacks and transportation via coach will be provided. To join us, RSVP to Jennifer Hiatt at (317) 234-2670 or jhiatt@indianahistory.org. Consider registering early, as space is limited to the first 50 participants.

$75. IHS members; $125 for nonmembers (Individual membership is included).  

Friday, August 28, 2015

596. Tom Bergeron on WDYTYA, Sunday on TLC




This Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c TLC will air TV host’s Tom Bergeron’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
            In the episode, Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France.
            Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.