Just between you, me, and the bedpost, our new Indiana State Archives is not exactly jumping out of the ground. On this last day of the year, here is what the Archives Friends have to say about it. My recommendation? Contact your State Representative this month as the Legislature reconvenes (groan!), and mention that we need the funding shortfall covered and the mythical building actually constructed. Maybe we should call it the "Shangra-La Archives."
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
GSMC January First Wednesday Webinar
January 4, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
GSMC Library 9370 E. Washington St, Indianapolis
“Strategies to Find the Most Challenging Ancestors with Autosomal DNA Data”
Case studies are used to illustrate the best strategies to use to find the ancestors you need to fill in gaps in your family tree in the 6th and 7th generation. Class members learn how to mix and match the use of Ancestry DNA, FTDNA, and GEDmatch to accumulate DNA evidence while efficiently sorting through the many possible matches.
Presenter: James M. Baker, PhD, CG
Mr. Baker, an active genealogist for the past fifteen years, completed the requirements to become a BCG associate in 2011. He specializes in German, Midwest U.S., and early American research. He was an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) and has contributed numerous articles to its quarterly, Der Blumenbaum. He also has written articles for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Magazine and the NGS Quarterly. He is a member of NGS and SGGS. For the past ten years, he has volunteered at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library. He has given more than 100 genealogy presentations during the past three years at local, regional, and national events.
Free; No Reservation Required; Coffee & Cokes On Us
Library is Open from 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016
“All About Family Search”
Saturday, January 14, 2017 10-12 noon
CARMEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
During this special 2-hour program, Family Search expert, Dr. Michael Draper, will show us how to use Family Search and tell about how Ancestry and Family Search are working together to provide ever increasing access to genealogical information.
Michael is a retired professor from IU Medical School and Lilly Pharmaceuticals. This is a “do not miss” opportunity that will be held in the Program Room on the 1st floor of the Carmel Library.
Monday, December 12, 2016
MARION COUNTY Willard and Josephine Hubbard House, Indianapolis, 1903-1907 Architecture Listed on June 7, 2016
Willard W. Hubbard and his wife, Josephine, moved into this new home on two lots in the Morton Place addition, which Hubbard co-developed, in 1903. The two-and-one-half story residence is the only stone house within the addition. The house is a vernacular center-hall design with Italian Renaissance Revival stylistic elements. Original windows (including some stained glass and leaded windows) and doors remain as does the elaborate front portico design. The interior retains many of its historic features, including, original hardwood floors, mahogany woodwork, staircases, fireplaces and light fixtures, and for the most part, original floor plan. The stone-clad carriage house/garage is also original or was built very early. The Willard and Josephine Hubbard House is significant for its combination of Italian Renaissance Revival and vernacular architecture. It was one of only a handful of stone houses built in Morton Place and is the only remaining one. Stone houses constructed prior to 1940 are uncommon in Indianapolis and this is a grand one with good architectural integrity.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
[Can anyone render assistance to Ms. Kelley? She would appreciate it. Contact her directly.]
Max Carpenter and I worked together at United Way and he gave me your contact information. While we worked together, Max mentioned he was very interested in genealogy. My 93 year old father has done extensive research on our family and has been using the Family Tree Maker program for several years. (By the way, my 93 year old dad still goes to his engineering job every day and drives his motorcycle to work downtown from Carmel when the weather is nice enough!). Dad’s health is suddenly changing and he wants to hand the information off to one of my cousins who is very interested in genealogy to take over the family history. Dad is having trouble accessing some of the discs which contain things like service records etc (I have tried to help to no avail) and also in adjusting the family chart which takes 144 pages to print because only 2 to 4 names show up on a page. Do you have any knowledge on this program that we could pay you for your time to help show my dad how to access the disks and also to make the chart shorter? Also, when he got this program, he lost 3 family history books created in the old program which seemed to disappear when he imported the information to the new system. If we could figure out how to recover those, it would be great. He was so sad to lose them.
Please let me know if you or someone you know may be able to help. We are willing to pay for the help.
Thank you for your time!
Marian Hall Room 011D
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222