Sunday, July 31, 2016

722. Want To Get Your Story In Print?

While staffing the Indiana Genealogical Society booth at Midwestern Roots on July 15th, I had some time to wander around and check out the other vendors. This company looked like an interesting option for someone wanting to get in print but not comfortable about doing it themselves. Julie is based in Fishers. This is just one option to getting your family story out in public.
[I have no financial or personal interest in this company.]

Thursday, July 28, 2016

721. School 21 Alumni Meet This Saturday

[The Genealogical Society of Marion County has been working with the School 21 group as part of its IPS-SIG project, and I will be at the morning session below. ]

2 0 1 6 - Florence Fay School 21 - Alumni Reunion
The School 21 Alumni Memorabilia Museum
Located in the Woodside United Methodist Church on the corner of Southeastern Avenue and Temple Avenue
Saturday, July 30th From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Spend the day visiting with other alumni, have your picture taken with your classmates, tour the museum to see what is new and enjoy a “bring you own” picnic lunch in the church dining room or bring a lawn chair and set under the trees…or soak up the sun while you eat.

Be sure to join us in the sanctuary at 11:00 to meet, Ron Darrah of the Genealogical Society of Marion County …the gentleman who documented our history and made our grad pictures available to us on the web.  He would very much like to hear more about our history and your memories of “childhood in the hood”…..AND to hear an update on what’s going on with the school building and the revitalization of the The Twin Aire neighborhood from our friends from SEND, Paul Smith and Jeff Sparks.

Class Picture taking will start at 12:30 on the upper level by the museum.  Please make your way to the 2nd floor and sign in a few minutes before time for your decade so you can hear when your year is called. We will hold to the following schedule as close as we possibly can………… 1930/40s: 12:30 1950s: 12:45 1960s: 1:15 1070s: 1:.45 1980s: 2:00 1990s forward: 2:15 
Join us at 5:00 for dinner, drinks and more at The Moose Lodge, 7055 E. 16th St. 
Parking is to the East of the building, as is the entrance….and for those who want to show off their big boy toys….there will be an area roped off at the north end of the parking lot for you. 
Dinner will be served in the dining room behind and to the right of the bar.  After dinner please moved to the blue room directly behind the bar for an evening of dancing to the live music of
Gary Grubbs and the Nemo band, darts, bowling, and to shoot a little pool. 
Dinner is on your own with food and drink ordered from the menu and placed thru our waitress.
Adult beverages can be ordered at the back side of the bar.

FOR THE EVENING EVENT.....Please RSVP to Debbi Colvin Evitts at or 317-496-9176

Woodside United Methodist will host a dinner immediately after church on Sunday and all are invited.
Please remember......the reunion and the museum are funded solely by your donations.
Please give generously.
School 21 Alumni - 3108 S. 600 W., New Palestine, In 46163 - 317-502-2770

Friday, July 22, 2016

719. Explore German Indiana at IHS on August 13th

(Get this vital question answered: Do paleographic resources relate to genealogy?)

German Heritage Day

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Day Classroom; Indiana History Center

     Celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial by exploring the contributions of German immigrants and their descendants to the culture, economy and landscape of Indiana. Hear local historian William L. Selm explore Indiana’s early Germanic settlers though paleographic resources and iconic architecture.
      Early registration: $20 ticket; $15 member of IHS or Palatines to America
After July 29: $20
     $12 box lunch available for purchase. Includes parking at the Indiana Historical Society and admission to Indiana Experience the same day.
       This class is eligible for 3 LEU available. 
[A partnership with Indiana Chapter Palatines to America and Indiana Historical Society]

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

718. Any Ancestors/Relatives In Indiana State Hospitals?

I found this great listing of former State Hospitals down at the Indiana State Library. Knowing the correct terminology can help searching/finding the correct records. Thanks to Alan January and his staff.

Monday, July 18, 2016

717. Ball State Digitizing Indy Parks Collection

The following collection sounds like a really interesting set of images. If you had Indianapolis ancestors, they probably spent many a pleasant day in various Indy parks and recreation areas.
[Thanks to the Society of Indiana Archivists Newsletter.]

Sunday, July 10, 2016

716. Law School Commencements at IUPUI Site

If you might have some Indiana lawyers in your ancestry, there are some graduation resources on the IUPUI Special Collections website, 1894-1923. [We won't tell, if you don't!]

Friday, July 8, 2016

715. Do You Have Baltic Ancestry?

If you're not familiar with Nelson Price's radio show on Saturdays, and you have Baltic ancestry, you might want to tune in to WICR and check out this program tomorrow.

Monday, July 4, 2016

714. GSMC Expanding Online Resources

The Genealogical Society of Marion County is concentrating on enlarging their collection of online research materials. Currently, as of this Independence Day, the Society has 192 Members databases and 80 Public databases up and available. This is in addition to all of their past newsletters and past quarterly journals. Look for even more items coming online throughout the summer. Good Hunting!
[Below is a sample of the IPS Elementary Schools list.]