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Genealogy Fair 2017

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Sacrificing and Shaping the Future,” commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history.

Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.  Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors.

Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Kathleen Brandt and Katherine R. Willson, will present.

  Speaker Information
  Genealogy and Local History Fair Program

Parking is available in the Senate Avenue parking garage for $10.00.  The garage accepts credit cards, only.  No cash payments will be accepted.

LEUs available.  Register for LEUs via email at crward@library.in.gov.  (Registration required for LEUs.)

Bring along historic or documentary photographs from across the state to be copied, cataloged, and shared by the Indiana Album, Inc. Staff will carefully handle and scan your photographs during the fair. This community digitization project seeks images from all eras of towns, buildings, houses, businesses, farms, events, and interesting people. To learn more and to see some of the 10,000+ images loaned so far, visit www.indianaalbum.com.

Please join us for the 12th annual Indiana Vision Expo on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 2 pm. The Expo, brought to you by the Indiana Talking Books & Braille Library, features a wide variety of vendors and not-for-profit agencies that provide cutting edge technology, independent living aids, and service and resource information for all ages.

Join us for presentations by Easterseals Crossroads and Dr. Richard and Laura Windsor from the Low Vision Centers of Indiana. We hope to see you there!

The 1st Annual Golf Outing for the Indiana State Library Foundation was held on Wednesday, August 30th at the beautiful Woodwind Golf Course in Westfield. It was a beautiful sunny day, with a nice breeze, making it a pleasant afternoon for all.

About 10 foursomes enjoyed lunch and 18 holes of golf to support the Foundation and the state library programs.

Thank you to those corporate sponsors and individual players who came to spend the day with us and show your support for the Indiana State Library Foundation!