Wednesday, May 29, 2019

906. State Library Hosts Historical and Genealogical Series

The Indiana State Library Summer Lecture Series:

Topics of Historical and Genealogical interest.

            Join us at the Indiana State Library, as we host a series of lectures on our open Saturdays during the months of June, July, and August.  The lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking is available in the Senate Avenue parking garage across from the library.  Light snacks will be provided. 

All talks will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Each lecture is worth 1 LEU.

Registration required.

June 8 – Dr. Michella Marino and Jill Weiss Simins from the Indiana Historical Bureau present “How Did We Get Here? Why History Matters and How to Start Researching It”.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 5.

July 13 – Professional genealogists John Barr and Amber Oldenburg dig deep into land records.  Broaden your understanding of land records, the clues they can provide, and how it all fits into your genealogical research.  John Barr presents “Map reading for Genealogists: When North isn't...” and Amber Oldenburg presents “Land Records: A Family Historian’s ‘Bread and Butter.’”  Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 10.

August 10 – Nicole Poletika from the Indiana Historical Bureau presents “Unigov: The Creation of Modern Indianapolis and Its Suburbs.”  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 7.

            Registration information can be found here:

 Let me know if you need further information.

            Thanks,  Jamie Dunn, Supervisor, Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library

Thursday, May 16, 2019

905. Immigration Research At the Brownsburg Library, June 4

[I'm looking forward to presenting this supremely American research topic!]

Brownsburg Branches Genealogy Group

“Our Golden Door: Introduction to Immigration”

Presenter: Ron Darrah

Date: June 4, 2019

Time:  1:00-2:00

Location: Brownsburg Public Library, Meeting Room B

(NOTE: Remember due to construction our location may be subject to change.  Upon arrival, please check with the Circulation Desk if needed.)

Light refreshment will be provided.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to having you there!

Linda K. Cook M.S.Ed.

Information Services/ Local History

Digital Archivist/Indiana Memory Collection

Brownsburg Public Library

450 S. Jefferson Street

Brownsburg, IN 46112

Monday, April 29, 2019

904. Indy Historical Marker Working On Funding

There is a funding project underway to recognize an early Indianapolis medical pioneer. Go to GoFundMe and kick in a few bucks. It's amazing how many Indy historical figures have been overlooked by the "Power Clique." Us common folks can change some of that!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

902. Anyone know of Stephen's Cafe, Indianapolis, 1945-48?

Gloria Durland Slater
I'm looking for information about a restaurant called Stephen's Cafe. I have photos of employees posing outside on the sidewalk, you can clearly see the name on the bldg and that it was a corner bldg. The yr would likely have been abt 1945-48. My mom was a wait see there. Wondering if any family of owners or other employees are still around? This is a long shot! Thanks,

From Gloria Durland Slater