Monday, June 5, 2023

IU Awarded Frederick Douglass Grant

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 
part of the National Archives, 
recently awarded Indiana University a large grant to process 
a Frederick Douglass documents collection. Should be a great resource.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

You Are An Historian, Too.

Every genealogist has to be an historian. All those ancestors had to live somewhere sometime.
If you are Marion County focused, you might check out the MCHS at


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Major Groundbreaking Wednesday [Greenlawn?]

Did you notice that this big money project glossed over 
the possibility of human remains from Greenlawn Cemetery?

 Officials from Indy Eleven and Keystone Group were joined Wednesday by state and city leaders at the groundbreaking for Eleven Park, a new development centered around a multi-purpose soccer stadium, which will serve as the new permanent home for the Indianapolis men's and women's soccer teams.

            Demolition is already set to begin immediately and continue over the next few months, according to Indy Eleven. 

            Upon completion, the stadium is expected to seat 20,000 people and include more than 600 apartments, 205,000 square feet of office space, 197,000 square feet of retail space alongside restaurants, hotels, green space and more. 

            Officials said they hope building on what they called an "underutilized portion" of downtown will make a new mark on Indianapolis. 


Monday, May 29, 2023

National Archives Online Military Programs

If you are interested in genealogy and military history, 
go to and enjoy these two June programs.
The glider pilots were especially important during the D-Day operation.


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Memorial Weekend: Black Troops In WW2

As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, let's remember some unfinished business.

Most Americans think of WW2 as the great triumph of democracy over evil, but that 

U.S. military had a few evils of its own. Read about the treatment of black soldiers 

and sailors in this 24-page article in our library. 


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

State Archives Update

We wanted to bring you up to date on the construction progress 
of the new Indiana State Archives building as of yesterday.
[See Below]
You're welcome.


Monday, May 22, 2023

Civil War Hospital Newspaper at State Library

 The Indiana State Library digitized this newspaper recently. 

If you have a connection, you can access it at their site.