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

Monday, February 4, 2019

901. African American Life and History

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.

Friday, January 25, 2019

900. Indianapolis Public Library Features Black Migration Feb. 2nd

Black History Month in Indy gets off to a good start with this presentation. This migration pattern changed the U.S. forever. Check it out at the Central Library.

Monday, January 21, 2019

899. Mapping Session At IHS February 9th

This Indianapolis Mapping Workshop at the Historical Society looks interesting...and it's FREE! Maybe a good indoor activity for a winter day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

898. Florence Fay School 21 Now Senior Housing

If you or some of your family attended IPS School 21 at Southeastern and English Avenues, you will be glad to know the closed school was not demolished. It was instead converted to senior apartments and now enjoys an impressive second life.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

896. Free DNA Sessions In January

 CIDIG @ Hamilton East Public Library – Fishers; Fishers, IN –

Saturday, January 5, 2019; 10 am – 11:30 am

DNA Genetic Genealogy Roundtable Discussion:  Share Your DNA Story

Description:  Round Table Discussion lead by CIDIG staff Andrea Ackermann.  Participants can discuss their experience with using DNA testing.  Bring a DNA success story or problem to share with the group.  

Beginner to Intermediate levels.

WIFI access available.

No Registration required: free

CIDIG @ Indiana State Library; Indianapolis, IN –

Saturday, January 12, 2019; 10 am – 12 noon

Ask A DNA Specialist – One on One Consultation

Description:  CIDIG staff will participate in Indiana State Library’s Second Saturday of the Month: One-on-One Consultation – to schedule a 15-minute consultation, send your DNA testing questions no later than one week prior to the Saturday event to and a meeting time will be scheduled.  Please see ISL’s event page for further information about the event and disclaimer.

WIFI access available.

Registration required: 

Information can be found also at:

CIDIG facebook group page:
CIDIG website: