What’s New and Happening in the Indiana Room

Celebrating Indiana’s Courthouses:  an Indiana Bicentennial photograph project
by Max Hank (Plainfield Rotary Club)
Plainfield Rotarian Max Hank spent well over a year visiting all 92 Indiana courthouses and documenting their beauty and history through his photographs.  Take a look at the collection and have fun exploring a bit of Indiana’s architectural history!
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Newspapers.com (Indiana collection) has arrived!
The library has subscribed to Newspapers.com (Indiana collection), which will complement our other genealogy databases (Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, Newspaper Archive (Indiana collection), and World Vital Records.

This database has remote access, so patrons with a valid Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library card can use it at home or anywhere outside the library.


familyhistoryhoundslogoFamily History Hounds meeting:

Thursday, April 6, 2017  1:00pm
Topic:  Quaker Records

Cindy Rutledge will present.  The Religious Society of Friends (more commonly known as Quakers) kept wonderful records, full of information of particular interest to genealogists.  Cindy will discuss Quaker records, what kind of information is included and where to find the records.  Join us in McMillan Room B.  No registration is required.  Contact the Indiana Room at 839-6602 x.2114 for more information.


Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location:  Indianapolis Public Library – Central Branch (40 E. St. Clair)

Registration is open for the Indiana Genealogical Society’s 2017 annual conference held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library (40 E. St. Clair St.) in downtown Indianapolis. The featured speaker will be noted presenter and genealogist Tony Burroughs. Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount if pre-registered.

DEADLINES: The deadline to pre-register for the conference is Tuesday, April 4, 2017; after that, registration will be $50 per person, including at the door. There is an option to purchase a box lunch; the deadline to register for the box lunch is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

REGISTRATION: Register online for the conference and box lunch using the form below or print out and mail in the Registration Form.

PARKING: Free parking will be available in the library’s parking garage.
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National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
May 10-13, 2017    Raleigh, North Carolina

Want to immerse yourself in all things genealogy?  Consider attending the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  You can choose from more than 175 sessions designed to help advance your research by learning about techniques and resources to discover your roots and build your family tree. Join experts and genealogists from all over the U.S. and beyond, for four exciting days in Raleigh, May 2017.


Federation of Genealogical Societies
Annual Conference
August 30 – September 2, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Another chance to immerse yourself in all things genealogy!  Consider attending the FGS Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme is “Building Bridges to the Past”–Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.  With over 150 sessions designed to provide content on all genealogy topics, you’re sure to have a hard time selecting which one to attend!

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Indiana Boys’ School Herald newspaper now online

The Indiana Room has been digitizing the Indiana Boys’ School Herald newspaper over the last few months.  Some of the years area now available for you to view through the Indiana State Library’s Digital gateway Indiana Memory.  Click on Indiana Memory to see all the wonderful digitized resources available throughout the state.  Click on Indiana Boys’ School Herald to see our project!

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Hoosier History Live!

Hoosier History Live! is a radio show broadcast on WICR (88.7 fm) each Saturday from 12-1pm (est).  Join host Nelson Price as he takes us through a lively adventure on all things Hoosier!  A new topic is featured each week.

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