Friday, September 14, 2018

882. New Genealogy Schedule At Carmel Library

Hello Genealogists,                                                                      September 2018
As summer is winding down it is time for genealogy at the Carmel Library to start up again.  Our goal is help you learn how to find your ancestors and we have a great schedule lined up for this Fall.
GENEALOGY AT CARMEL LIBRARY – FALL 2018                                                         
Tues., September 18 – Gen Forum – “How to Use Find a Grave  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  -  Find a Grave is one of the most exciting, exploding websites on the internet, however, the updated design may be frustrating until you learn how to use it.  You will find that all of the old features are still there but several new ones have been added.  Sue Dillon will show how to search, connect your relatives, send corrections, communicate with the host, etc.  This website is a must for genealogists.
Tues., October 16 – Gen Forum –DNA Basics – Tests and What to Do With the Results”  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  - DNA is on the frontier of genealogy research and it just gets more exciting all the time.  DNA expert, Ann Raymont, will bring up up-to-date on the various DNA tests, what kinds of results they produce and how you can use them with your genealogy.
Tues., November 13 – Gen Forum –Brother vs Brother – Military History and the Civil War”  - 1:00-2:00 - Computer Training Room  - Ron Darrah, one of Indiana’s favorite genealogy lecturers, will tell us about Civil War records and how to search them.  This huge record group from the mid-19th century can benefit millions of genealogists.  The records range from 1860-1930 and almost all Americans have relatives who were affected.  This is a great program!
Wed. Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, & Nov. 7 – “Finding Family”  - 6:30 – 8:30 pm - the Computer Training Room – taught by Sue DillonThis five-week class includes: how to search Ancestry, what other kinds of records you should look for and where to find them, how to organize your information, etc.  Everything builds on the first class so it is important to be able to attend the first session.  A comfort level with computers is recommended.  The course is free but limited to 18.  Attendees need to register by calling the reference desk at the library 317-844-3362. 
Every Tues, & Thur.  -  Computer Lab  - The Training Lab on the Library’s 2nd floor is open for genealogy research every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and every Thursday, 6 – 8:45 p.m.  Skilled volunteers are there to help guide you with your genealogy research and help you use the library’s special genealogy databases.
Sat., October 20 – Palatines to America (PalAm) – German Genealogy - Indiana Chapter Fall Meeting – 9:30 AM – 3:45 PM at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis  -  Dr. Wolfgang Grams, doctorate in German literature, U. of Oldenburg, will give four presentations applicable to German genealogy research.  For more information contact:
Nancy Massey, director of the Indiana Room, conducts genealogy classes that cover many subjects and are a great way to increase your genealogy skills.  To see the schedule and register for the classes, go to  or you can call the Indiana Room at 317-770-3244. 
We look forward to seeing all you at the Carmel Library. 
Sue Dillon
                                                                                                                                                    [Many thanks, Sue.  Ron]

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