Upcoming Events

2020-2021 PROGRAMS

We are excited to offer the following public programs for 2020-2021.  Though the pandemic makes programming challenging for the future, whether in-person or via Zoom, we will do our best to make these programs available to all.  For more detailed information, download our 2020-2021 program flyer

  • November 15, 2020 – Maureen Taylor, Photo Detective, “No Language Barrier: Immigrant Clues in Photographs.”   Webinar, 2:00 p.m. Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research.   Family historians often overlook the ethnic evidence sitting in their photo albums. Using case studies and examples, her presentation will illustrate how to read immigration clues in pictures taken in the United States and abroad.  Registration is required for this webinar.
  • February 14, 2021 – “The Basics of Jewish Research in Poland,” and “A Deeper Dive into Galician Records,” with genealogist, Mark Halpern.  Mark works with JRI-Poland, JewishGen, and the IAJGS, and was honored in 2018 with the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • April 18, 2021 – “Northeast Indiana Historic Synagogues and Influential Families,” with local historian, Wendy Soltz.  Wendy is currently Assistant Professor of History and director of the Public History Program at Ball State University.
  • May 2, 2021 – “One-Step Tools” with Stephen P. Morse.   World-renowned genealogist and computer guru, Stephen P. Morse, is known perhaps equally for his invention of the 8086 computer chip and his genealogy prowess.  His two programs will include his “One-Step Website – a Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools,” and “Searching the 1950 Census with and without a Name Index.”
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