Friday, December 6, 2019

How Many Hoosiers Have Irish Ancestry?

If you are like me, you have lots of ancestors on the Emerald Isle. Dick Eastman had an interesting article in his last Newsletter detailing an enormous effort to recreate the Four Courts fire loss. I plan to follow this project closely. How about you?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lineage Societies Deadline December 31.

Just a little heads-up: If you are working on an application for either The Society of Civil War Families of Indiana or The Territorial Guard Society of Indiana, you have about 30 days to have your envelope postmarked in 2019.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Investigate Your Culture At Ethnic Events

If you want to add depth to your lineage research, you might visit some of the many Indiana ethnic festivals held around the state every year. Documents are fine as far as they go, but you can't lose sight of the fact that those names were living people. IGS was at the Indy International Festival last week and especially enjoyed watching the folk dancing. Below is a Bulgarian dance group displaying a taste of their culture. Would some of your ancestors be doing this?  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

African-American Genealogy Group Celebrates 20-Years!

Curt Witcher of ACPL and IGS will be the featured speaker at the IAAGG Anniversary Celebration in Indy on November 16th. See registration info below. See you there.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Join IGS At The International Festival

Every year the Nationalities Council of Indiana presents an International Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in November. This year the Indiana Genealogical Society will have an outreach booth at the Festival. Since genealogy is an international and ethnic activity, we thought is would be a natural fit. If you've never been there, we encourage you to attend and see some of your ancestry in action.

[We need several volunteers to help staff our booth #505, which has to be attended from 9am to 9pm all three days. If you can give a few hours any day, email Ron Darrah at before Nov. 7th. You'll be glad you volunteered and attended!]