Sunday, October 14, 2018

889. GSMC Group Enjoys Virginia Document Analysis

An audience of GSMC genealogists on Saturday listened to Rose Ann Sigborn of the Danville Library explain the significance of titles in early Virginia documents. And by "early" we mean the pre-Revolutionary War era in the Tidewater region. Very interesting!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

888. Virginia Research At GSMC Saturday

Ancestors from Virginia? Explore some early records at the Genealogical Society of Marion County this Saturday

Sunday, September 23, 2018

886. VA Cemetery Expansion Snail-Pacing Along

I found this notice in a recent Star issue, so I guess the VA Cremation Cemetery is still a go. If you are interested, visit the website listed at the bottom of the notice. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

885. Naval Armory Becomes Riverside High School

The Naval Armory in Indianapolis, built by the WPA in the early 1930's,
 is now into it's new life as Riverside High School. 
The school staff performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday 
and welcomed their second class into the building.

 I attended the ceremony and toured the building with great interest. 
The naval history adds a nice touch to the atmosphere, 
and adds a move away from the general blandness of most American high schools.
 [Schedule a tour yourself!]
A little bird on staff mentioned that a Naval History Room is in the plans, 
so family historians may have another reason to visit the building soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

884. Lots of DNA Info this Fall


We have lots of programs this Fall.   We hope that you will be able to join us.

DNA Basics: Adding DNA to your Genealogy Toolkit

Tuesday, Oct 2 1-3pm
Brownsburg Public Library, 450 S Jefferson, Brownsburg, Indiana.
Ann Raymont of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will join us to discuss "Adding DNA to Your Genealogy Toolkit."  She will discuss how we can use DNA to help solve brick walls while providing examples and tips for success.  You’re welcome to bring your laptop or tablet!
Free, but register here:
Getting the Most out of Ancestry DNA
Saturday, Oct 6 at 10am – 12pm
Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers, IN
Join Steve Frank as he walks through Ancestry’s website helping get the most out of all the DNA offers.
DNA Testing and Genealogy
Saturday, Oct 6
Middlebury Community Public Library,101 E Winslow St, Middlebury IN 46540
Presented by Ann Raymont of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group.
You’re welcome to bring your laptop or tablet!
9:30                 Registration
10-11am         Adding DNA to your Genealogy Toolkit
11-11:15a        break
11:15a-12:30p My AncestryDNA Results are in; now what?
Pre-registration cost of the workshop is $20.00.
Make checks payable to Friends of the Middlebury Library. Mail to: Middlebury Community Public Library, Attn: Victoria, 101 E. Winslow St., Middlebury, IN 46540. Deadline is October 1st.
Cost of registration at the door: $25.00.
Organized by the Middlebury Community Public Library,
with assistance from Elkhart County Genealogical Society.
Genealogy Forum > DNA Basics: Tests and What to Do with the Results
Tuesday, October 16, 1-2pm
Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032
Training Room on the 2nd floor
Presented by Ann Raymont of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group
 Free; no registration required
DNA and Genealogy
Saturday, October 20 at 9:30am
Hamilton East Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville, IN 46060
Join Andrea Ackermann and Angela Guntz. So you have your test results, what now?  Learn how to effectively create trees, use your shared matches and the amount of shared centimorgans along with your paper genealogy to get the most out of your test results.
Adding DNA to Your Genealogy Tool Kit
Saturday, November 3 at 1 pm
Plainfield | Guilford Township Public Library, Plainfield, IN
CIDIG@Fishers One on One Consultations
Saturday, November 17 at 10am
Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers, IN

Sunday, September 16, 2018

883. Don't Get A Scan At The State Archives!

Am I the only one who thinks it's bizarre that the Archives charges 25 cents for a photocopy and 10 dollars for a scan? Maybe they're including a 32G flash drive. Couldn't be labor--I can do a scan on my flatbed about as fast as I can photocopy a page. It's a mystery!