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Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair


Fair Program & Timeline

Indiana State Library, Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 “Crime and Punishment in Indiana.”  Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.

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


Judy Russell is a former journalist and attorney and the author of the popular blog The Legal Genealogist.  She writes about genealogy and the law, covering how historic laws affected our ancestors as well as how modern laws affect genealogists.  She will be speaking about researching your “black sheep” ancestors and using court and prison records to find further information.

Kevin McQueen is the author of Murder and Mayhem Indiana, Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana, and other books about Hoosier true crime stories.  He will be speaking about the strange stories and crimes he has researched while writing his books.

Parking Information

Fair parking will be available in the Senate Avenue Parking Garage, 220 North Senate Avenue, for $5.00 per car.  Please enter the garage via the New York Street entrance.  

GEN SP 10-23-2015