Saturday, October 23, 2021

Do A Lot of Census Research?

Most genealogists consider the Federal census pages to be a foundational resource, 
so, if that's you, 
perhaps this website below will help you get the maximum out of your work. 


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New Members Resource With 15,000+ Names from 1888

After at least a year of volunteer work, we just yesterday added the 1888 Indianapolis School Enumeration ledger to our Members 3 Collection. This was a state-law mandated count of all the potential students within the Indianapolis city limits. The names are all either parents or guardians of the children counted in the ledger. 
The city is divided up into 11 counting districts. We have put everything into four groupings and indexed them as you see below. Please note that these are only potential students; they may be public school enrollees, parochial or private school enrollees, or not even in school; they are marked if they are ages 6 to 21. African American families are also enumerated and indexed.
We placed this important database in our new "1890 Era Census Substitutes" section. We are the only genealogical society with these 15,000+ names indexed and within the city limits. You can come to our library next Wednesday and we will help you look for some of your folks.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Indianapolis Black Firefighters Assoc. Awarded $48K

The Indiana Historical Society awarded the IBFA $48,000
 to help renovate an old fire station to create the Indianapolis Black Firefighters Museum. 
This facility should enhance the study of the Indianapolis African American community. 
If this is your ancestry, maybe you should get involved.


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Indiana Jewish Hist. Society Awarded $25K

The Indiana Historical Society awarded the IJHS 
a grant of $25,000 to fund the Indiana Jewish Preservation Corps pilot. 
The group will collect and document their histories. 
If you are doing Jewish genealogy, you may want to check this out.


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colonial Philadelphia Cemetery Program Sounds Interesting

If you would like to watch this program, 
go to the Indiana Medical History Museum website at under Events and register. 
What genealogist doesn't like cemetery stuff?


Monday, October 11, 2021

Medical History Museum Awarded Records Grant

This press release doesn't mention genealogy, 
but don't the words "stories, memories, photographs" sort of grab your attention. 
We plan to keep track of this project and see where it leads.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

More Township Tuition Students Added

We just added these new IPS tuition records to our Township Schools records in the Members Resources 2 section. We added the 31-32 school year back in August.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Progress On New State Archives

There may be a little hope for all of us Indiana genealogists
 that are waiting for a modern, safe, and useable Indiana State Archives building.
Keep your fingers crossed.

The potential site is the former Women's State Prison property on East New York Street. 
Way better that the sites floated around in the past.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

New Genealogist? Check These FamilySearch Workshops

If you are a newby, it's sometimes hard to find programs that start from scratch. 
Take a look at some of these free offerings from the FamilySearch website. 
If you have questions, our GSMC Library is open every Wednesday for one-to-one consultations. 
See you there!


Friday, October 1, 2021

Crispus Attucks Museum In The Limelight

Museums featuring the history of Indianapolis Public Schools are rarer than hen's teeth. 
Take advantage of this event to see behind the scenes. 
See you there.