Main Library Indiana Room Program

Using Old Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Use digital newspaper collections to find your ancestors. Indiana Room staff share tips and techniques to help you discover new paths to your roots and find richer information than what is found in census records. Explore Indiana State Library's Indiana Memory collection and our new database, America's Historical Newspapers.

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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 50s and 60s, this was beloved clown and Hoosier Red Skelton's sign off. Join our very own Stephanie Holman for an amazing storytelling about Red's early years in Vincennes, IN. Holman tells the story through the eyes of three influential women in Red's early life, including his wife Edna Stillwell and the creation of their famous skit, "How to Eat a Donut". Donuts and hot drinks provided.

Professional storyteller and MCPL librarian Stephanie Holman was commissioned by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana History Center to create this story for the series "Sharing Hoosiers History Through Story".

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Why We Don't Write and How We Can

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Professional genealogist and writer, Harold Henderson, will join us to talk about the need for genealogists to write to preserve their work and prove our families. Harold will tell us how to make the time and make it fun. The second hour will be a workshop on self-editing, knowing what editors are looking for and how to get published.

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Ask Granny

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get a start on preserving your family history. This fun workshop gives you the tools to record your memories on paper and pass them on to your grandchildren. Families welcome.

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Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get started tracing your genealogy and family history. Indiana Room librarian Luann Dillon discusses where to start, how to organize what you find, and gives an overview of resources, both online and off.

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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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