Thursday, October 22, 2009

Genealogy and Local History Fair

The Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, is hosting a "Genealogy and Local History Fair" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday (24 October). Admission is free and the fair is open to the general public.

Presentations include:
"A Grave Matter in Indiana" by Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the History Reference Room

"Women in Nineteenth-Century Indiana" by Nicole Etcheson
11 a.m. to noon in the History Reference Room

"Pioneer Migration into Indiana" by James H. Madison
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the History Reference Room

Visit the tables in the “midway” to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana libraries and shop the commercial vendors. The speakers will be on hand for book signings after each program.

Additional Indiana authors will also be present at the special group signing from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the IHB book shop (fair attendees will receive a 20% discount on purchases).

They are:
Theresa Baer, Finding Indiana Ancestors: a Guide to Historical Research
Brian Hasler, Author, and Angela Gouge, Illustrator, Casper and Catherine Move to America: an Immigrant Family’s Adventure, 1849-1850
Lucy Jane King, Madame President: 1901-1905 Nellie Fairbanks, Path Finder to Politics for American Women
Connie Rendfeld, Peopling Indiana: the Ethnic Experience
Ashley Ransburg, Evie Finds Her Family Tree

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