Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Lots of October Genealogy In Hamilton County


GENEALOGY AT CARMEL LIBRARY – FALL 2019

Tues, Oct. 15 – Gen Forum Explore the Indiana State Library” 1:00 – 2:00 PM – 1st Floor Program Room -- Join Bethany Fiechter, Head of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Indiana State Library, for an introduction to the library’s collection. Learn about resources that will help you in your genealogy research and how to access materials both in person and online.

Tues, Oct. 29 – Database Learning Session 3 – “American Ancestors for Genealogy” – 2:00 – 3:30 PM – 2nd Floor Training Room Join us for a basic demonstration of one of the most widely used online genealogical resources in the country, featuring searchable online collections and information on over 135 million people. You’ll have some class time to gain hands-on experience with the database, so bring information about your ancestor and see what you can find. We’ll show you how to print or save your data. Class is limited to 10 people. Registration is required by calling the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362. Clay Township residents will have priority; nonresidents will be placed on a waiting list and will be invited to attend if space permits.

Tues, Nov. 12 --  Database Learning Session 4 – “Searching the Internet for Genealogy”   2:00 – 3:00 PM -- 2nd Floor Training Room  -  The library is always a great place to start your research, but the internet can also be a good genealogical resource.  Come check out this basic overview of a few helpful databases that can be found right on the web, including WorldCat, Google Books, and HathiTrust.  Registration is required by calling the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362.  Clay Township residents will have priority; nonresidents will be placed on a waiting list and will be invited to attend if space permits.

Tues, Nov. 19 – Gen Forum -- “Probate Records: “Dying to Help Out” -- 1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Program Room  --  In this session, Ron Darrah from the Indiana Genealogical Society will introduce Indiana wills, estates, and probate procedures. We will see what records were created and how to use them.

Every Tues, & Thur.  -  Computer Lab - The Training Lab on the Library’s 2nd floor is open for genealogy research every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and every Thursday, 6 – 8:45 p.m.  Skilled volunteers are there to help guide you with your genealogy research and help you use the library’s special genealogy databases.