Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The Indiana State Library will host our second annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday October 23, 2010, in downtown Indianapolis from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and the fair is open to the general public. Visit the tables in the "Midway" to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors.

Three free programs will be offered throughout the day. Each program is worth 1 LEU for librarians.

9:30 - 10:30 am Tracing Women among Immigrants and Pioneering Settlers Dr. Marianne S. Wokeck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, IU School of Liberal Arts

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Indiana Land Records: Not for the Faint of Heart
Dani Pfaff, Research Manager, Indiana Historical Bureau

1:30 - 2:30 pm Access to Public Records Act Essentials
Andrew Kossack, Indiana Public Access Counselor

The Fair will be held at the Indiana State Library. Plan to use the main entrance at 315 West Ohio Street. Fair attendees can park in the parking garage at New York Street and Senate Avenue, across the street from the library, for $5.00 starting at 8:00 am that morning. On-street parking is free on Saturdays. Lunch will be on your own in the downtown Indy area; maps to local eateries will be available. There is a café/eating area inside the Library with snack and soft drink machines nearby.

For more information about the Genealogy and Local History Fair and our other informative program offerings during Family History Month in October, please visit our webpage at: http://www.in.gov/library/3843.htm.

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