In the Genealogy project, members will learn to complete a family pedigree for several generations, how to use county and state historical files, document and cite sources for your family history, as well as many other fun and educational activities relating to your family's heritage.

PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Lisa Burris, 317-258-9171, 

EXHIBIT CHECK-IN:      Sunday, July 14, 4-6 PM

JUDGING:                      Monday, July 15, 8:30 AM, Closed Judging

RELEASE:                     Tuesday, July 23, 9-11 AM , and 5-7 PM

STATE FAIR ENTRIES: Five (5) entries, one per division

Project Resources

Project Manual (available at the Extension Office)



  • Cyndi’s List​ is also a great website to explore when starting out in Genealogy, whether specific to Indiana or not. It’s a pretty extensive website. Just jump on and explore.

  • Family Search 
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    • Home page: - This is to sign up for a subscription.
    • Accessing the Library Edition of has to be at a location that pays for that type of subscription. Check out if your local public library has access, many do. You can look them up online or call to ask if they offer that service or any other genealogy database access. You also have to sign on to their computers to use that service. You can travel with your devices, like laptop or tablet, just know your searching has to be done on their computers. It might be a good idea to travel with a flash drive to save those records you find so you can easily add them to your device and digital records.
  • Indiana State Archives
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    • Records and indices are kept in different locations on the website. Spend some time on the website looking at what is available. If you’re have trouble finding it you can call the office and they can guide you through.