Events on October 30, 2019

  • Beginning Genealogy 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Ball State University 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Instructor: Mrs. Karen Good, board member and chair of Ancestor Hunters, Delaware County Historical Society; and the Indiana County Genealogist for Delaware County.

    Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations.  With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish.  Class is for those with little or no previous knowledge of geneaology. 

    Topics covered each session:

    Oct. 30-Genealogy 101:
    Will focus on general standards (i.e., how genealogist write dates among other htings) and discuss how to get started with your family tree.

    Nov. 6-Forms and Documents: Will discuss census records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, land records, etc., as well as the type of information that can be obtained from these forms.

    Nov. 13-Organization: Will examine several different ways to organize all the information that you find.

    Nov. 20-Software and Free Websites: Will take a look at these different software programs on the market as well as some of the free websites available to help you do your research.