IHS Geneology Workshops

The Indiana Historical Society is sponsoring two genealogy workshops for anyone interested in finding out more about ancestors who settled the country and those who served it.

Each class will be at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

A program on Saturday, “What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?,” is aimed at helping participants learn about resources that have information on military ancestors. From 10 a.m. to noon, Paul Brockman, IHS director of manuscript and visual collections, will teach computer techniques aimed at helping participants overcome obstacles related to military research.

Ancestors do not have to be from Indiana, unless they served prior to, or during, the Civil War, as units were divided by state. All participants are asked to bring discharge papers, if available.

On March 22, the presentation, “The History Behind Your Hoosier Genealogy,” offers the chance to learn about pioneer ancestors. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., speaker Andy Olson will explain what led many Hoosiers to settle in Indiana. Olson will use his own family as a case study, while providing useful tips for anyone researching the pioneer era.

Each genealogy program is eligible for two general library education units. Price of admission is $10, $8 for IHS members, and registration is open until the day of each event.

Information: 317-232-1882; indianahistory.org.