Upcoming Classes

Beginning Genealogy

Learn about genealogy with a series of guided classes.

All classes take place from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Indiana Room.

Registration is required. Visit the Indiana History Room or call 812-949-3527 to register.

Getting Started

Learn what forms are used for genealogy and how to fill them out; which places have genealogical information; how to cite a source; how to organize your research; how to use the library’s website for city directories, family Bibles, and other useful genealogy tools; and how to look up obituaries, marriage announcements, etc. in the local newspaper. Discover the genealogy resources that are available.

Vital Records

Learn how to use indexes and microfilm to find birth, marriage, and death records; how to use cemetery records; how to use findagrave.com; and how to use Ancestry.com to find vital records and to use the Social Security Death Index.

Census Records

Learn what a census is and what information is on it; how to use the census tracking form with a census record; what the differences are between each of the census records from 1790 to 1940; and how to use Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest to find your person in a census.

Beyond Vitals & Census

Learn the difference between wills and probate records and how they can help your research; how to find and use land records; what information can be found in church records and how to access those records; what indentures are and how to use them.