Genealogy fair returns to state library
On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Indiana State Library will host the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. The library is located at 315 W. Ohio St.
This year’s theme is “Digging Up the Dead.” Attendees will learn to how to examine, decipher and interpret death records and death research. They’ll also discover other interesting facets of mortality in history.
Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Participants are encouraged to visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations. Commercial vendors will also be available for shopping.
Highly-acclaimed and internationally-known speakers and genealogy consultants, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present. Alzo, a freelance writer, instructor and internationally-recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European research, will present “Murder, Mayhem and Town Tragedy” and “Cause of Death: Using Coroner’s Records for Genealogy.”