Thursday, August 16, 2018

875. New DNA Workshop Saturday At Fishers Library


Just a quick reminder our next event will be this Saturday.
Sat Aug 18th 10-11:30a Fishers branch Library.

"Intro to DNA Painter."
This class is suited for folks whose DNA results are at GEDmatch or 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, or LivingDNA. Come and learn how to use a new DNA tool.

"DNA Painter is an easy-to-use tool that helps genealogists make sense of DNA testing. By mapping segments of DNA to chromosomes, we can begin to see which ancestors gave us which pieces of DNA, and thus how new matches are related.  As a result, DNA Painter has quickly become an essential tool for genealogists!" -- Blaine Bettinger

Andrea Ackermann, our speaker, will help show us how to effectively use this site. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet! 
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!  Check out our Facebook page for more information about our activities.

-The Central Indiana DNA Interest Group team
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Central Indiana DNA Interest Group
211 Kinser Ct
Fishers, In 46038

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

873. New IPS Records Collection Online Now

Lots of great new Indianapolis Public Schools records at the Indianapolis Public Library website. The collection is live at

Sunday, July 15, 2018

870. State Library Genealogy Fair Goes Every Other Year

 The Indiana State Library will host the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Admission is free and the Fair is open to the general public. Fair attendance is usually around 200 attendees.

The Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair will be held in the Indiana State Library located at the southwest corner of Ohio Street and Senate Avenue, behind the State House.  Plan to use the main entrance at 315 West Ohio Street.  Parking information will be available at a later date. 

Please note that the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair will be moving to every other year.  The next Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair will be held in 2020.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

869. Check Out Some Northside Genealogy Events

Sat., July 7 - "3 Tips and Tools to Organize Your DNA Matches"! 10-11a Fishers branch Library - Overwhelmed by your DNA matches? Join our speaker Ann Raymont for some great ideas.  (Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet.)
Sat., August 18 - "Intro to DNA Painter." - 10-11:30a Fishers branch Library
This class is suited for folks whose DNA results are at GEDmatch or 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, or LivingDNA. Andrea Ackermann is our speaker. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet! 
GENEALOGY AT CARMEL LIBRARY - 2018                                                                   
Tues., September 18 – Gen Forum –Find a Grave – Genealogy’s Exploding Website”  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  -  “Find a Grave” is one of the most exciting, exploding websites on the internet.  Sue Dillon will show you how to maneuver the updated design – how to search, connect your relatives on the website, send corrections, communicate with the host, etc.
Tues., October 16 – Gen Forum –DNA Basics – Tests and What to Do With the Results”  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  - DNA expert, Ann Raymont, will bring up up-to-date on the various DNA tests, what kinds of results they produce and how you can use them with your genealogy.  DNA is a rapidly expanding frontier in genealogy research.
Tues., November 13 – Gen Forum –Brother vs Brother – Military History and the Civil War”  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  - Ron Darrah, one of Indiana’s favorite genealogy lecturers, will tell us about Civil War records and how to search them.  This huge record group from the mid-19th century can benefit millions of genealogists.  The records range from 1860-1930 and almost all Americans have relatives who were affected.  This is a great program!
Wed. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, & Nov. 7 – “Finding Family”  - 6:30 – 8:30 pm - the Computer Training Room – taught by Sue DillonThis five-week class includes: how to search Ancestry, what other kinds of records you should look for and where to find them, how to organize your information, etc.  Everything builds on the first class so it is important to be able to attend the first session.  A comfort level with computers is recommended.  The course is free but limited to 18.  Attendees need to register by calling the reference desk at the library (317-844-3362).