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October 2, 2011

Noted genealogist to speak at programs

The Indiana Historical Society will feature noted genealogist and author Christine Rose at its Fall Family History Programs, Oct. 27–29.

On Oct. 27, Rose’s presentation will be “The War of 1812: That Important Forgotten War.” Following the 7 p.m. program will be a book signing of her latest book, “Military Bounty Land, 1776-1856,” which will be available for purchase. The cost of the lecture is $10 ($8 for IHS members). The program to be held in the theater of the society’s building at 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

The Oct. 28 program, “Introduction to Genealogy: Starting from Scratch,” will be in the multipurpose room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose will show how to start your search within the family and then extend your research to include courthouses, military records and other sources. The program will conclude with a tour of the IHS Library and the Indiana State Library. The cost is $40 (or $30 for IHS members).

On Oct. 29, Rose will present “Intermediate Genealogy Plus: What Happens Next,” from 9 a.m. to noon in the multipurpose room. The lecture will be designed for more experienced researchers and will include inheritance and military research. The cost is $20 (or $15 for IHS members).

Rose is a popular nationally known lecturer and award-winning author. She has also written “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy.”

Registration for the program(s) can be made online at or call (317) 232-1882 for more information. Registration includes admission to the Indiana Experience (“a unique set of visitor exhibitions”) the day of the program.

Library acquisitions

Recent acquisitions at the Illiana Genealogy Library include the following (along with IGHS call numbers for easy identification): History of Union County, IN, 1821-1989 (977.265 HIS); Belgium, IL: Photos of People and Businesses (977.365 BEL); 1928 Rossville, IL Telephone Directory (977.365 ROS); Some Military Land Grants for Soldiers in War of 1812 from Vermilion County, IL (973.3 ILL); Military Land Grants in Vermilion County, IL for Soldiers in Indian War (973.1 ILL); Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories (977.365 ORP); The English in America: The Middle Colonies (973 HIS); Who’s Who in Early Medieval England (942 BIO); Pioneers of Champaign County, IL (977.366 PIO); Pioneer Settlers of Brown County, OH (977.1796 PIO); 1850 Census of Eagle Township, Brown Co., OH (977.1796 CEN); 1850 Census of Byrd Township, Brown County, OH (977.1796 CEN); 1880 Census Byrd Township, Brown County, OH (977.1796 CEN); and Brown County, OH Marriage Records, 1818-1850 (977.1796 MAR).

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