Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss tax lists

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, August 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Meredith Thompson will give a presentation on tax lists and how you can use them in your genealogy research.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Danville library to discuss genealogy "cold cases"

The Danville Public Library will hold a workshop on Thursday, July 26 at 1 pm about how to solve a genealogy "cold case" - when your research on an ancestor has seemingly hit a wall. You will learn how to track ancestors, uncover holes in your research and retrieve missing information. Pre-registration is required - register online via the library's events calendar, or by calling (317) 745-2604.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Plainfield library posts Civil War letters online

The Plainfield library's Indiana Room has digitized the Civil War letters of John Mills, who was a resident of Guilford Township. These letters are available online at https://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/services/genealogy/ - scroll down to "Collections in the Archives".

Monday, June 11, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss 1850-1885 mortality schedules

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, July 5 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Meredith Thompson will give a presentation on the mortality schedules that were done for the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 federal censuses, as well as the 1885 state censuses.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Danville library to host speaker on World War I records

The Danville Public Library will host a program, "Over There: World War I Genealogy," on Saturday, June 30 at 10 am in the library's program room. The program will be led by Ron Darrah. Darrah has been a genealogical researcher for over 30 years and a lecturer since 1996. Currently, he is the Secretary/Newsletter Editor for the Genealogical Society of Marion County and is the Corresponding Secretary and Fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Darrah is also the Chair of the Indiana Genealogical Society affiliates – the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana and Territorial Guard Society of Indiana.

This program is free but pre-registration is required - to register, visit the events calendar on the library's website or call (317) 745-2604.

Brownsburg genealogy group to discuss technology for genealogists

The Brownsburg Branches genealogy group will meet on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the Brownsburg Public Library. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room E. Crystal Ward from the Indiana State Library will give a presentation about technology for genealogists.

The meeting is free and open to the public - registration is requested via the events calendar on the library's website. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cook - e-mail lcook@bburglibrary.net

Friday, May 4, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss genealogy software

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, June 7 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Steve Smith and Cindy Rutledge from the Danville Public Library will give a presentation comparing two of the most popular options for genealogy software - Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss Hendricks County digitized records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1 pm at the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville. Hendricks County Historian and Hendricks County Government Archivist John Parsons will give a presentation about the digitized records that the county government is doing, as well as give examples of some of the original records that are available for researchers.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.