Tuesday, February 26, 2013

225. Genealogy For Night Owls, March 6

[I just received an email about this today. Cutting it close!]

Genealogy For Night Owls,  March 6
Indiana State Library, 5:30-8:30 pm

Beginning your genealogical research can seem like a daunting task, which is why the Indiana State Library is hosting a unique event to help Hoosiers discover with their family history. Genealogy for Night Owls is a chance to get one-on-one assistance from experts from the State Library and the State Archives. The event will include opportunities to build your own family tree, library orientation and collection tours, Ask-An-Expert sessions, door prizes, and more! 

In addition to expert advice on conducting genealogy research, the State Library’s Conservator will be on hand to offer tips for preserving family heirlooms such as letters, photos, scrapbooks, and family Bibles. You are welcome to bring items for feedback on proper preservation, though State Library and State Archives staff CANNOT provide appraisals.  

Register by Friday, March 1

Register online today for this unique and free event at the Indiana State Library (315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis) on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. You may also register by phone at 317-232-3689 or email dbohr@library.in.gov. Parking is available for $5 in the Government Center's New York Street Garage across from the State Library. 

224. Update on IMCPL Special Collections

    My Post 214 featured the Special Collections Room at the Main Library. I received the following message that some of you might be interested in:

"We do have some materials that are good for genealogy, but it is limited to Marion County. The Indianapolis Room really houses more of the rare and important items and collections that have been given to the library since its beginnings in 1873. We have a large collections of Indianapolis authors such as Vonnegut and Riley -- most are signed -- as well as rare items like the 1632 Shakespeare Folio.

We do take people into the room for tours, so if you are interested you can contact me -- Chris Marshall -- at cmarshall@indypl.org. We enjoy giving tours because it gives us the chance to show off our great materials."

OK, folks. Contact Chris and schedule yourself or your group to see what's what .