Indiana State Library Summer Lecture Series


The Indiana State Library is happy to host it’s fourth annual summer lecture series.  This year’s lecture lineup is as follows:

Indiana State Library Summer Lecture Series: DNA Workshop.  Join the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group for a DNA Workshop covering working with DNA matches and using artificial intelligence in genetic genealogy research. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  Registration and more information .

Indiana State Library Summer Lecture Series: Getting the Lay of the Land: How Land Platting Can Help Your Genealogy, Presented by John Barr, professional genealogist and sole proprietor of Old Northwest Genealogy.  Land platting can be a valuable tool for genealogists looking to trace their family history. In this class we will look at how to use platting to establish family connections, trace migrations, understand land ownership, and locate ancestral homesteads.  Land platting is crucial for genealogists looking to gain a deeper understanding of their family history. By studying land plat maps and incorporating this information into your research, you can uncover important insights into the lives, movements and relationships of your ancestors.  Saturday, July 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Registration and more information

Indiana State Library Summer Lecture Series: Murderer in the Family Tree, an Author Talks Event Featuring Indiana Author Stephen Terrell.  Terrell’s presentation will cover his research in state archives, libraries, courts, county offices, historical societies, cemeteries, property records and newspapers, all with the objective of finding the surprising story of the people and times of the murder and the events that followed.  Saturday, August 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Registration and information