Family History and Genealogy Programs
Connect with your family tree at your pace. The Indiana Historical Society offers educational opportunities throughout the year, from basic genealogy workshops to lectures featuring regional and national family history experts.
Genealogy 101: Beginning Steps to Genealogy Success
Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m. to noon
Emily Kowalski Schroeder of the popular blog "Growing Little Leaves" will share fundamentals and methodology of genealogy research. She'll provide information on how to collect an overview of records and tips for online research.
$20; $15 members | Register
Genealogy 101, 201 and 301: Uncovering Your Family's Military Roots
Saturday, Feb. 18 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tina Beaird of "Tamarack Genealogy" will be here to present hands-on computer workshops for the beginner and the more experienced genealogist to help you find your way around online and library resources.
- 101: Military Genealogy
- 201: Recreating Lost WWI Records
- 301: Using State Adjutant General Records in Your Military Research
$45; $35 members | Register
Growing Little Leaves: In Grandma's Kitchen
Saturday, March 4 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Emily Kowalski Schroeder continues her Growing Little Leaves programs for families at IHS with a look into food traditions from Italy. Mangia! Mangia!
Free with admission to the Indiana Experience
Palatines to America Indiana Chapter Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 8 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Roger Minert, internationally renowned genealogist and professor of religion at Brigham Young University, explores topics such as social status in Germany from the 16th to the 19th centuries, Gazetteers, census records, and communicating with agencies and individuals in Europe. For more information contact .
$35; $25 Palatines to America and IHS members
The Legal Genealogist
Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20
Conquer your toughest legal terms and documents, learn the historical context behind these forms and discover those genealogy gold mines you've been hunting for with The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell.
Friday, May 19, join The Legal Genealogist at 7 p.m. for the first session, "Blackguards and Black Sheep" – The Lighter Side of the Law, with cocktail reception to follow.
Saturday, May 20, will include four sessions:
- "Deemed a Runaway" – Black Laws of the North
- Inventing America – Records of the U.S. Patent Office
- "No Person Shall ... Gallop Horses in the Streets" – Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors' Lives
- Through the Golden Door – Immigration Following the Civil War
Friday Only – $30; $20 members
Saturday Only – $45; $35 members
Friday and Saturday – $60; $45 members | Register