Beginning Genealogy Research at the Indiana History Center

Ever wondered where you came from? Maybe you are a distant cousin of English nobility or even the great great great grand child of a Native American warrior. The point is you will never know until you ask. Kick start your search for ancestry at the Indiana History Center’s Beginning Genealogy Research this Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. This Indianapolis education event runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days, though each session will be the same.

Betty L. Warren will be on hand to guide groups through the wonderful world of genealogy research. As past president of the Indiana Genealogical Society and a professionally certified genealogist from Brigham Young University, Warren knows her stuff when it comes to mapping the roots of a family tree. This weekend she leads the workshop at the Indiana History Center, sharing her insider information about the process of genealogy research.

Warren will provide an overview of the tools available to family historians including censuses, vital records (birth, death and marriage), court records, naturalization records and church and cemetery records. In addition, Warren will give tips and hints on note taking, organization, logging research and using ancestor charts. To top the session off, she will take groups on an in depth tour of the Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection and the Indiana Historical Society William Henry Smith Memorial Library. In these tours, she will provide an overview of the material available in these collections and how to use their resources.

Genealogy comes from the Greek words for “generation” and “knowledge.” Using oral tradition and genetic and historical records, it is possible to trace your lineage back for dozens of generations. Learning personal histories can be fascinating and illuminating. Interest in finding out who and where you really came from? Beginning Genealogy Research is the perfect Indianapolis event for you. Find out how to begin the amazing journey of constructing your family tree.

Join Betty Warren, recent recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s Willard C. Heiss Family History Award, this weekend for Beginning Genealogy Research. Seating in each session is limited to only thirty two Indianapolis people.  The cost in $35.00 for nonmembers, $25.00 for members of the Indiana Historical Society, and $15.00 for Indianapolis kids under twenty three with a current student ID.

Dive deep into Indianapolis history this weekend at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis downtown. Located with prime Indianapolis real estate near IUPUI and the Indianapolis Canal Walk, the Indiana History Center is a wonderful addition to Indianapolis culture.

After an exciting beginning to your genealogical treasure hunt, grab dinner at any of the nearby Indianapolis restaurants downtown. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.

Beginning Genealogy Research
Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202