Friday, November 30, 2012

177. Ulster Guys Coming In March!

      As a descendant of numerous Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, I'm really looking forward to the Ulster Guys seminar right here in Indy on March 23. Registration details should appear in early January, so mark your calendar. I will definitely see you there!

The Genealogical Society and   The Indiana
of Marion County                        Historical Society,


The Ulster Guys !!!

Irish and Scots-Irish
Family Research Seminar

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio St. Indianapolis

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He is a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation; a board member of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR), a member of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Readers Forum, and a former non-executive director of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History. He has spoken widely in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Brian Trainor is retired as Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. He has been with the Institute of Historical Research in London and lectured for several years at Queen's University, Belfast, before becoming an archivist in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. He was Director of the Public Record Office from 1970 to 1987 when he became Director and then Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the National University of Ireland.

Researching your irish and scots-irish ancestors

Ø  Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research: Includes background to Ulster Historical Foundation, advice before beginning your research, the destruction of records in 1922, the importance of place and administrative divisions in Ireland, and an illustrated overview of the major Irish sources highlighting how such collections can be accessed in Ireland and North America.
Ø  Emigration from Ireland to America and the Sources for Its Study
Ø  Records Relating to the Different Churches in Ireland
Ø  Understanding Irish Townlands: The importance of place, identity, and administrative divisions
Ø  Researching the Farming Community in 18th & 19th Century Ireland
Ø  Irish and Scots-Irish Research: ‘Not Always at the Bottom of the Pile’

Registration details will be released soon!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

176. Colonial Program At Noblesville Library

     I'm looking forward to the program on Colonial Research at the Noblesville-Southeastern Library this Saturday at 9:30. Librarian Nancy Massey always does a super job on her programs with mucho resource materials.
     As an SAR Registrar, colonial research is often critical to my getting an applicant into our Society, I'm looking for some fresh ideas and new sources from Nancy. They may have some openings--check their website if you are interested. See you there, maybe!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

175. Indy Historical Map Source

     Maps can often unlock genealogy mysteries by showing connections and relationships that might not be apparent in written records. For instance, who lives close to who, how far it is from here to there, etc.
     There used to be a good map store on Delaware Street north of St. Clair that carried lots of Indianapolis and Indiana maps of various kinds. The physical store closed some time ago, but it still operates primarily online (doesn't everything any more?). You might want to check out the Osyssey Map Store site if you are in the market for local historical maps.
     [Disclaimer: I have no personal or financial interest in this company.]

Friday, November 23, 2012

174. Lost Graveyards: Hartman Cemetery, Warren Township

            This cemetery appeared as No. 99 on the WPA Veterans Survey of 1939. In the 1889 Marion County Atlas, the property was owned by “Chas. F. Hartman.” Just to the southwest was the property of “W. C. Hartman.” No burial list is known.


            The circled H on the modern map below indicates the former cemetery location, which is just east of the Navistar engine plant.