The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is FREE and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “200 Years of My Indiana Home,” examining the lives and times of Hoosiers throughout the years and exploring the homes and neighborhoods in which they lived. Attendees will learn how to incorporate local history, architecture, house history, and maps and other land record resources into their family research. Jill Morelli will speak on house histories – looking at the “genealogy” of your house, and using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in your research. Ann Staley will be speaking on the everyday lives of our ancestors. She will also examine city directories, how to locate them, and how to utilize them in your research. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors.
The following fabulous door prizes will be given away:
1 annual World Explorer individual memberships to Ancestry.com
1 annual Newspapers.com subscription
1 annual Fold3.com subscription
1 annual AncestryAcademy.com subscription
1 AncestryDNA kit
Visit our Event page for more information, and to receive your $5.00 parking voucher for the Fair.