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.
May 18, 2013
Read All About It: Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives
Learn how to access more than 2.5 million digitized Indiana newspaper pages, dated 1924 or earlier.
June 22, 2013
Enhance the personal chronology of your ancestor with relative historical events to create a timeline allowing you to see where the generations meet.
July 27, 2013
Start With What You Know
The best advice a new genealogist can get is to start with what you know.
Aug. 21 through 24, 2013
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Fort Wayne
Journey Through Generations
Join your fellow family historians in Fort Wayne this August.
The Indiana Historical Society is a proud sponsor of the keynote session by Professor Richard Aquilla on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 8 a.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, at 12:15 p.m., plan on attending the Indiana Historical Society Luncheon and enjoy Bill Bartelt's presentation "... old friends of my boyhood": Lincoln's Neighbors. On Oct. 23, 1860, Abraham Lincoln wrote his Indiana friend David Turnham, concluding his letter with these words: “I would much like to visit the old home, and old friends of my boyhood, but I fear the chance for doing so soon, is not very good.” This presentation examines Lincoln’s 1816 through 1830 Hoosier neighborhood and its people.
William E. Bartelt was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Bartelt taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and adjunct American history instructor at the University of Southern Indiana. For more than 15 summers, he was employed as a ranger and historian at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. He has served as president of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, and is currently a director of the Evansville Museum, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society, a director of the Abraham Lincoln Association, a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana board of directors, and president of the Newburgh Museum Foundation. In 2003, he received the Indiana Historical Society’s Hoosier Historian Award for contribution to historical scholarship. In 2008, the IHS Press published his book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth.
Visit the IHS booth in the exhibit hall.
Hope to see you there!
September 21, 2013
Advanced Genealogy Resources, Methods and Skills
Note: This program was originally scheduled for July 27, 2013.
Lecturer and author Debbie Mieazala presents an extensive three-part workshop for the advanced researcher.
November 16, 2013
2013 Conference of the Genealogical Society of Marion County
The Genealogical Society of Marion County & the Indiana Historical Society are partnering to present the 2013 GSMC November Conference.
Check back for details
SAVE THE DATE!
Midwestern Roots 2014: Family History and Genealogy Conference
Aug. 1 and 2, 2014; pre-conference events July 31, 2014
Check back for more details as they are finalized.
Midwestern Roots is a biannual two-day conference presented by the Indiana Historical Society and features national, regional and local presentations on a number of relevant genealogy and family history topics.
Midwestern Roots 2012
If you weren't able to make it to Midwestern Roots 2012, it's not to late to learn from the outstanding presenters who were at the conference. The audio recording of the sessions are available on CD, and the conference syllabus is available on CD or as a PDF. Order here.