Category Archives: Genealogy

Wills and Probates: A Bonanza of Information for Genealogists 12-17-2017


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Wills and Probates: A Bonanza of Information for Genealogists – This webinar, created by Stephanie Asberry, the supervisor of the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library covers the exciting topic of wills and probates, and how they can help you with your genealogy research.

Date Recorded: 12/17/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Stephanie Asberry / Indiana State Library


Something for Everyone: Genealogical Reference Service in the 21st Century – 1LEU


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These are the very best of times for genealogists and the librarians who serve them—so much information is readily available and so many are engaged in this activity. A brief environmental scan will set the stage for discussing how to leverage digital assets and physical collections to best serve the widest range of customers.

Date Recorded: 11/9/17

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Curt Witcher / Allen County Public Library


From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records Research in Indiana – 1 LEU


Birth and death information forms the core of genealogical research. But finding that information can be difficult, particularly if your ancestor lived in the time period before mandatory government-issued vital records. In “From Cradle to Coffin,” we will explore the many different record types that include birth and death information and provide research tips on how to find these records.

Date Recorded: 8/2/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jamie Dunn / Indiana State Library

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From Cradle to Coffin Handout


Using Newspapers in Your Research – 1 LEU

a stack of newspapersIn this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well. The Indiana State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers. If you would like to find out how to utilize this vast collection to help with your research, plan to attend this webinar.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leigh Anne Johnson / Indiana State Library

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Genealogy 101 – 1 LEU

a graphic interpretation of a family treeResearching family histories can be fun, exciting, and provide a rewarding experience, but where does a novice researcher start? The genealogy librarians at the Indiana State Library have created an introductory level webinar, Genealogy 101. This webinar is designed with the novice researcher in mind and will help you start your journey. Topics to be covered include: the first steps, what information can be found in different record sets, and common mistakes or pitfalls to avoid.

Date Recorded: 3/21/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Crystal Ward & Alice Winslow / Indiana State Library