Tuesday, April 15, 2014

409. Preservation Week Coming Up

If you have any old family materials, you can bring them to the Indiana Historical Society on April 26th and have a professional look them over. They can give you an informed opinion on preservation and how to handle all kinds of items. And the magic word is FREE! Don't let your stuff deteriorate; keep them safe. There are other events, too; visit the website below.

Friday, April 11, 2014

408. Don't Forget Josh Taylor at the IPL

This item bears repeating. I plan to be at the Indianapolis Public Library on Sunday to hear what Josh Taylor has to say. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

407. Family History Symposium, Muncie, Saturday

     If you are in the Muncie area this Saturday, April 12th, you might want to drop in on the Symposium and attend a few classes. They are having a eight-track event (Yes, 8 sessions each hour--but some are repeated) with a total of 41 sessions. And the entire day is FREE!
     There's a lunch period in there (Optional lunch does costs money.), so one 20-minute period only has a couple of classes. Register for planning purposes at the site below.
     Oh, yeah, I will be presenting two sessions on Civil War Research. C'mon down!

 Fifth Annual Family History Symposium

Saturday, April 12   9:00am to 3:00pm

Muncie Stake, LDS Church
4800 W. Robinwood Drive
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

406. Learn About State Library in Carmel, April 23

“Resources at the Indiana State Library”
Wednesday, April 23  10 am to 12 pm
Carmel Library
Instructor Marian Corya

            This class will provide an overview of resources and services available from the Indiana State Library, with primary focus on resources that will benefit everyone, not only researchers of Indiana counties.  The FamilySearch website will be explored and the process for ordering microfilm will be covered.  There will be time at the end to practice with these websites. 
            Class is limited to 10 people, but if you sign up with a friend or are willing to share a computer, please let me know.  Registration is required by calling the Reference desk at 844-3362.  Clay township residents will have priority.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

405. New Toy For Genealogy Map Geeks

     It's kind of difficult to separate maps and genealogy. After all, how can you understand what your ancestor had to contend with during his/her "era," and what trails and passages they could use to get where they wanted to go? Along that line, I ran across a new batch of maps that you might find interesting. Look at

http://www.historytoday.com   [Thanks to Dean Nicholas' blog]