Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christine Rose at the Indiana Historical Society - October 27-29, 2011

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) will offer three programs led by certified genealogist and author Christine Rose at the end of October. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and its Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

War of 1812: That Important Forgotten War will take place Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and will cover the huge impact the war had on the United States. Rose will also explain genealogical records generated by the war. The presentation will conclude with a book signing and her book Military Bounty Land, 1776-1855 will be available for purchase. This lecture is approved for two general LEU credits and is supported by WFYI. Cost is $10 for the general public and $8 for IHS and WFYI members.

Introduction to Genealogy: Starting from Scratch, which will take place Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants will learn the basics of family research before moving to a variety of topics such as courthouses, military records and more. Participants will also learn what is available online, when they should go on the road and how to keep track of it all accurately. The lecture will conclude with a tour of the IHS’s William H. Smith Memorial Library and the Indiana State Library. The class is approved for four general LEU credits. Cost is $40 for the general public and $30 for IHS members, which includes admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

Intermediate Genealogy: What Happens Next is available on Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, for those with more family history research experience. It will include a discussion about how the differences in inheritance in the colonies and states affect research. The lecture will also expand on military research and on the common ways people can misinterpret records. The class is approved for three general LEU credits. Cost is $20 for the general public and $15 for IHS members, which includes admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

Christine Rose is a certified genealogist, certified genealogical lecturer and fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. She is a popular nationally known lecturer and award-winning author. Her newest book is Military Bounty Land, 1776–1855. She is also the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy.

For more information or to register for these and other IHS programs, visit www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882.

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. For more information, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.