Friday, October 5, 2012

150. Good Stuff at the State Library

   In this Family History Month, the Indiana State Library has a full schedule of interesting events. Here's just the next week or so.

Family History Tour  Saturday, October 6, 9:30 – 11:00am
Please call 232-3689 to register

Using Newspapers in Genealogy Research
Tuesday, October 9, 2:00 – 3:00pm
History Reference Room , Presented by Amy Summer
The State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers.  Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of our newspaper collection for your genealogy research.

Family History Tour Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 – 11:00am
Please call 232-3689 to register

DAR Volunteers Wednesdays, October 10, 1:00 – 3:00pm
DAR members will be here to help those interested in this organization to complete applications

The Indiana State Library, More Than Just Indiana
Thursday, October 11, 5:30 – 6:30pm
History Reference Room,  Presented by Daina Bohr
This program describes the materials in our collection that are for other states, including examples of the types of materials we have for the different states:  Books, CD-ROM’s, microfiche, databases, etc.  

Family History Tour Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 – 11:00am
Please call 232-3689 to register

Census Questionnaires, 1870-2010
Tuesday, October 16,  2:00 – 3:00pm
Indiana Authors Room, Presented by Katie Springer
How has the US Census questionnaire developed from 1870 into what it is today?  In the 150 years between then and now, the number of questions asked in the census has grown to over 60 (1980-2000) and shrunk back down to 10 (in 2010).  Learn the Whats, Hows, and Whys and develop your own queries while viewing original census documents from this time period.

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