Sunday, October 4, 2020

Genealogy & Local History Fair, ISL, October 24

 Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 am to 3:30 pm, Virtual

The Indiana State Library is hosting the Genealogy and Local History Fair virtually in 2020!  Registration is free and required.  This year's theme is "The Women in Your Family Tree," examining techniques for researching women as well as looking at women's suffrage and other 19th-century social movements.

This even will be held via Zoom.  When you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration.  Links to the Zoom sessions will be sent closer to the event.

This event is eligible for LEUs for Indiana librarians.

Highly acclaimed speakers Gena Philibert-Ortega and Katherine Willson will present. 


Gena Philibert-Ortega will speak on “25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors,” providing information to help identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors.  Gena will also present “Fabric, Cigars, and Murder,” presenting her research on a community of Hoosier women who worked on a 1930s-era quilt top she discovered in California. 

Katherine Willson will present “Social Reform Movements of the 19th Century, examining the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement and other social reforms such as free public education, prison reform, and temperance.  She will discuss where records pertaining to these movements can be found.  Katherine will also hold a Question and Answer session to answer questions provided by Fair attendees.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Funding For Digital Hertitage Projects

[The Society of Indiana Archivists posted this item on their members email list. Some genealogy groups may want to check this out.]

 DPOE-N Support Funding: Call for Applications

 The Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N) is excited to announce two new opportunities for funding available to cultural heritage professionals and institutions located in the United States and U.S. territories for digital preservation training and hardware support. 

 About DPOE-N Funding

DPOE-N offers professional development support for cultural heritage professionals to attend online workshops and face-to-face training (when traveling is appropriate) focused on digital preservation and access. Funding can be used within a network of available professional development providers and can cover more than one workshop.

 DPOE-N staff are also available to work with you to develop a professional development program that fits your needs. For more information on professional development support, and to apply, please visit: 

 DPOE-N has also set aside a modest amount of funding for emergency hardware support to small cultural heritage institutions that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of new hardware to ensure the persistence of digital collections with enduring value. For more information about emergency hardware support, please visit:

 Interested in applying?

DPOE-N staff is available to help you with the application process and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at

About DPOE-N

DPOE-N is a network of training resources available to cultural heritage professionals nationwide to enhance their digital preservation knowledge and skills. We are motivated by the pressing need for libraries, archives, and museums to collect, preserve, and provide access to born-digital materials. DPOE-N is hosted by the Pratt Institute School of Information in collaboration with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts, and generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 To learn more about DPOE-N, please visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @dpoe_network


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