Saturday, May 25, 2024

More then One D-Day 80-Years Ago

During all the hoopla soon about the 80-year anniversary of Normandy, 
and all our ancestors and relatives who fought there, 
let's not forget that 9-days later in the Pacific theater another huge invasion force of 
Navy, Army, and Marine Americans invaded Saipan in the Marianas. 
That victory enabled B-29 bombers to destroy Japan and make an invasion there redundant.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Memory Lane: Were You There?

This holiday photo was taken during the pitch-in when we were still at Crown Hill. 
Notice how cramped we were in the basement of the Waiting Station.


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bicycle Paths 1900

Everything old is new again! 
If you think the current fad for city bike paths is a new invention,
check out this map from 1900. 
Picture your grandparents pedaling along on a nice Sunday outing.


Thursday, May 16, 2024

IAAGG Features Greenlawn Cemetery

 Duane Perry has some great information 

on African American burials in Indy's Greenlawn Cemetery
[Virtual; visit the IAAGG website]

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Mirror Indy Greenlawn Article


If you haven't already seen it, here is Mirror Indy's story, which we have been working with them on since January:

[I want to thank everyone who contributed their time 
to the article and for helping uncover these amazing 
stories about the founding of our city. Thank you! Kyle Bloyd]

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Coffee And Conversation Wednesday

,,,and that conversation is genealogy, of course. 
Come on down between 11 and 3 and tell us a bit about your family history.
We will understand your problems, for instance.
See you tomorrow!

 9370 E. Washington Street, in our Memorial Park Library

Monday, May 13, 2024

Great Donation From IHS

Last Friday we received a nice materials donation from the Indiana Historical Society. 
We will be processing these into our library collection on Wednesday. 
If you are a librarian type, come on down and 
we will generously allow you to get in on this this task.
Hey, we're just those kind of folks!