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Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair

Indiana State Library, Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Indiana State Library will host the fifth annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair In downtown Indianapolis
Admission is free and open to the general public

Visit the tables in the “midway” to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors.

Three FREE programs will be offered throughout the day. Librarians can earn one (1) LEU per program for attendance. Our speakers will include:

The Melungeons: Sons and Daughters of the Legend, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This multi-media program will discuss the Melungeons, the mysterious mixed-ethnic people of southern Appalachia and provide an overview covering the history of this group including the latest genetic research and theories of origin.
Wayne  Winkler

To Infamy and Beyond: Family History and World War Two, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Records generated by journalists, historians and photographers during World War Two offer a major opportunity for genealogists to extend their family history.  Explore this resource-rich field of study and uncover the Greatest Generation.
Ron  Darrah

Melungeons, Myth, and Media, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This presentation examines various historic articles about the Melungeons placing them in the context of their times.  Gain an insight into racial attitudes at various points in American history and how these attitudes affected the way Melungeons were seen by others and how they saw themselves.
Wayne  Winkler

Parking Information

Parking will be available in the Indiana Government Center Senate Avenue Parking Garage for the event.  The Senate Avenue Parking Garage is located north of the Indiana State Library at New York Street and Senate Avenue. The parking garage opens at 8 AM, attendees who wish to park in the garage will be charged $5.00 upon entrance to the garage.  Entrances and exits should be made from New York Street. 

Miscellaneous Information

Breakfast and brunch style items will be available for purchase from Greenwood Gourmet. Lunch items will be available for purchase from CJ’s Sweets Creation and Catering

GEN CW 10-11-2013