October 31, 2013
Consider attending our upcoming program JFK: What Really Happened 50 Years Ago with presenter Jack Gordon. Read more about our speaker here at his own website. The program is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday November 6 at the Main Library. Mr. … Continue reading
July 18, 2013
As part of the Summer Reading Challenge I recently finished The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA by John Ashdown-Hill. This combination of history, science and Genealogy was a fun read. This book covers Richard’s … Continue reading
April 27, 2013
We conclude our One Book, One Michiana programming with Living History at Francis Branch. On Saturday, May 11 from 11:00-3:00, our event will feature talented reenactors and craftspeople demonstrating and explaining everyday life during the Civil War period. Expect to … Continue reading
February 15, 2013
I cannot remember the last time I purchased a map. When I was younger there was one thing I made sure to do immediately upon moving or visiting someplace new, buy a map. Not just to figure out the basics … Continue reading
January 11, 2013
by Greta F.
Calling all history geeks! We now have access to a database called Fold3, and you should take a look. Taking its name from the flag folding ceremony, “in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans … Continue reading
December 15, 2012
Here are some reviews of books new to the Local and Family History Department on the second floor of our Main Library. Creating a Winning Family History by Carmen Finley Family coming home for Christmas? Prepare now! This is a … Continue reading
December 3, 2012
by Sara A.
Calling all those who are interested in genealogy and family history! You are invited to come to Local & Family History Services for our Genealogy Discussion Group on Thursday, December 6 at 12 p.m. Each month we meet and talk … Continue reading
November 20, 2012
So the Beatles sang Get Back. 1969 not far enough back? How’d you like to get way back? I was looking at the Library of Congress’s digital collections and I ran across the National Jukebox. It is a collection of … Continue reading
November 16, 2012
by Greta F.
It may come as a surprise, but the best source for family history isn’t ancestry.com. It’s your family. In Local & Family History Services, we often hear our patrons lament the fact that they never asked their relatives about their … Continue reading
November 13, 2012
Stop the presses! Sorry to disappoint all my fans but this post is actually not going to be about genealogy or local history. Not that I won’t try to make a connection anyway. After working in the Local & Family … Continue reading