Friday, April 9, 2021

Marion County To Get Preservation Grants

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) posted a notice of the below three prospective grants from the Federal Historical Preservation Fund. Work should start this spring and finish next summer. Lots of Indy genealogists have connections to these structures!


Monday, April 5, 2021

GSMC Adds Two More Elementary Annuals

One of the hardest items to find for genealogy is elementary school resources. We just added a 1993 and a 1994 booklet from Southport Elementary in Perry Township, but we could use many, many more from all over the county. If you have some lying around, we could use them, if only to digitize. Come on now, we know you can find some if you only look. Be a pal, huh, huh!!


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

GSMC Adds Two More Cathedral HS Annuals

Our Catholic High School yearbooks collection just added the 1958 and 1961 Cathedral HS "Cathedran" issues to our library. We now have years 1945 to 1948, 1950, 63, 68, 92, and 99. Note: The Indianapolis Public Library has only public high schools in its digital collection, and the Cathedral website does not have any yearbooks listed. The online Classmates site may have some scanned issues. 
We would welcome additional issues.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

State Library Resuming Consultations

As the state slowly works its way back to "Normal," 
the State Library is booking personal meetings for family historians.
GSMC will also do consultations during our regular Wednesday library sessions.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

DNA Zoom Session Saturday By Denise Anderson-Decina


A live presentation on best practices for reviewing autosomal DNA test results

from Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and Family Tree DNA.  Topics will include:

  *   Overview of DNA basics
  *   Understanding test results
  *   Ethnicity reporting
  *   Building trees, and
  *   Digging deeper into matches

Following the program, Denise will answer questions on genetic genealogy subjects.

Share your experiences with using DNA testing along with your genealogical research.

Friday, March 19, 2021

GSMC Adds Large Screen For Programs

Our GSMC Library is all ready to resume live classes and programs, 
as we now have this 60" flat screen able to connect to our laptops. 
The visual quality is a major improvement over our projector. 
We can't wait to put it in use for some super workshops!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Indy's Leon Bates Presents John Freeman Program

This free presentation should be a must see for all those folks 
interested in the Indianapolis African-American community.