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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. 

Upcoming events


African American Genealogy

Feb. 7, 2015 

Join librarian and genealogist Nichelle M. Hayes for an interactive workshop designed to help the research who has African American ancestors. Presented by Nichelle M. Hayes

Growing Little Leaves: Easter Egg Game and Time Capsule (For Adults)

March 14, 2015

The Growing Little Leaves series continues with a program designed to help adults teach children about family relationships with an Easter egg game and memory preservation with a time capsule


Women, Tragedies, Oral History, and Eastern European Research Have What in Common?

March 21, 2015

Expert genealogist Liza Alzo will be here to help you with difficult female lines, to find heroes and villains in your family tree, to teach how to utilize oral and social history, and to help with your Eastern European Research.  Join Lisa for four amazing sessions over the course of an amazing day.  

Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters: Researching Your Female Lines

Murder, Mayhem, and Town Tragedy

Three Slovak Women: Telling the Story of One Slovak-American Family Using Oral and Social History

Crossing the Pond: Successful Strategies for Researching Eastern European Ancestors


Preserving Family Documents and Photographs

April 11, 2015

Learn simple, effective techniques for preserving family documents and photographs while still keeping them accessible for research.