Friday, January 6, 2012

IHS Will Host Two Genealogy Programs with Thomas MacEntee in February

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is offering two genealogy programs at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on Feb. 18, 2012. The History Center, home of IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

What’s in Your Genealogical Toolbox? takes place Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon and covers the basics of how to create an organized, research “toolbox” that is organized, easy-to-use, and can be accessed from almost anywhere. Thomas MacEntee, a professional genealogist who specializes in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research, is presenting.

Blog Your Ancestors: Read ’Em, Write ’Em, Find ’Em follows “What’s in Your Genealogical Toolbox?” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During this program, MacEntee will instruct how to utilize blogs to discover and record family history research leads. He will also teach the simple process of creating a blog in less than five minutes.

MacEntee has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. He commonly lectures about the uses of blogging, Facebook and Twitter in the genealogy field, and as the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized a community of more than 2,000 bloggers.

Each event costs $10 for the general public and $8 for IHS members. The cost of attending both family history programs on Feb. 18 is $15 for the general public and $12 for members. Parking and admission to the Indiana Experience that day is included.

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

For a list of all the upcoming programs go to http://www.indianahistory.org/our-services/family-history/family-history-and-genealogy-programs.

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.