Main Library Indiana Room Program

Good Night and May God Bless told by Stephanie Holman

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Familiar words for tv watchers during the 50's and 60's, this was beloved clown and Hoosier Red Skelton's sign off. Red's craft was honed in his home town of Vincennes. There he performed on street corners, with medicine shows and at the YMCA. The tale of his early life there will be told through the eyes of childhood friend, Norma Grubb, first crush, Velma Thompson and Red's first wife Edna Stillwell.

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Storing and Preserving Your Family Documents Electronically

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Back by popular demand. Bethany Fiechter, from the Indiana State Library, discusses the best and safest ways to store your documents and photos electronically.

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From Family History to Historic Novel

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Local author, Jim Stark, will give a presentation covering the exciting American history he discovered while researching the life of an ancestor resulting in the writing of a historical novel.

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Why We Don't Write and How We Can

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Professional genealogist, Harold Henderson will present his program on how genealogists can learn to write in order to preserve their work and propagate our information. How to make the time and make it fun.

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Advanced Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This class will focus on finding other sources to look for ancestors. Websites will be heavily emphasized. Organizing your research will also be discussed.

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Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This class will focus on how to get started in genealogy. We will look at pedigree charts, family groups sheets, the U. S. census, and vital records, birth, death and marriage records.

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Continuing Your Search for Irish Ancestors

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In the second part of this series, we review researching church records, Irish surnames and their locations, and what US records are helpful. Please register.

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Using Library Databases for Genealogy Research

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Indiana Room librarians Christine Friesel and Luann Dillon demonstrate the best way to use subscription databases on the library's website for genealogy research. We cover Fold3, which is always adding more and more content; Heritage Quest, with it's books portal; the LDS Church's Family Search; and finding aids that have been created for the Indiana Room. Please register.

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