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Upcoming Events: All events and workshops listed below occur at the Indiana State Library (unless listed otherwise). All events and workshops are free and open to the public.

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair

Saturday, October 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 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 “Haunted and Historic Indiana.”  Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.

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Third Saturday One-on-One History Consultations

Directions and Parking Information for Visitors One-on-One Family History Consultations Third Saturday of Every Month

Do you need help getting started? Have you hit a brick wall? Need information about what we have and how it can help you with your genealogy research? The Genealogy Collection of the Indiana State Library is offering 30 minute individual consultation sessions with one of our reference librarians on the third Saturday of every month from 10-11 AM.

Email spfundstein@library.in.gov to schedule an appointment. Please include topics and questions you would like to have addressed. If you have completed any research please bring it with you.Tours for Family Historians

Free orientation tour enable researchers to learn where the genealogical tools they need are located. Learn what resources the Indiana State Library holds for genealogists, and where to find them in the building.

Family History Tours

This is NOT a how-to-research session. Instead, this is your opportunity to have an in-depth tour of the facility's genealogical holdings.

Learn where different family history resources are located on the first and second floors of the Indiana State Library. This is a free orientation tour, geared toward genealogists. Pre-registration is required; please call 317-232-3689. All tours take place from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern).

All tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Each tour will last approximately one and one-half hours, and is limited to 15 attendees. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call the library at 317-232-3675. Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours:

Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours:

Tuesday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 16, 2014

Indiana State Library Speaker's Bureau

Looking for fun, historical and educational programming for your next group gathering or event? The State Library provides local programs on dozens of Indiana history, genealogy, preservation and literary-related topics. Contact Ron Sharp at 317-232-3727 or rsharp@library.in.gov to learn more about how we can enhance your next event.

Public Notice: The State Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy State Library programs, services, and activities.