Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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.
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: https://www.in.gov/library/events.htm
Let me know if you need further information.
Thanks, Jamie Dunn, Supervisor, Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library
Thursday, May 16, 2019
[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
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
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!
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
I attended the Black Migrations program (see previous post) and had a really good time. I learned some perspectives on American history that were from a different direction. Nichelle Hayes put together a great program; Professor Conley was outstanding. As a follow up to that program, some black genealogists might be interested in the group below that is just starting up in the Indy area.