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.

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