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, firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBIT CHECK-IN: Sunday, July 16, 4-6 PM
JUDGING: Monday, July 17, 8:30 AM, Closed Judging
RELEASE: Tuesday, July 25, 9-11 AM , and 5-7 PM
STATE FAIR ENTRIES: Five (5) entries, one per division
Project Manual (available at the Extension Office)
- Pedigree Charts 1-21 (Excel - color)
- Pedigree Charts 1-21 (Excel - b&w)
- Pedigree Charts 1-21 (pdf)
- My Family Tree Cover Sheet (pdf)
- My Family Tree Cover Sheet (Excel)
- Information Worksheets (Excel - color)
- Information Worksheets (Excel - b&w)
- Information Worksheets (pdf - color)
- Information Worksheets (pdf - b&w)
- Family Group Sheets (Excel - color)
- Family Group Sheets (Excel - b&w)
- Family Group Sheets (pdf)
- Diary of My Work (Excel - color)
- Diary of My Work (Excel - b&w)
- Diary of My Work (pdf)
- Genealogy Research Checklist
- 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
- Home page: https://familysearch.org/
- Record Search: https://familysearch.org/search
- Wiki: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page - If you’re newer to genealogy, definitely look through the Wiki for the location you’re going to be researching in. The Step by Step for that state can be super helpful with dates for Vital Record releases and many other tips and tricks.
- Home page: https://www.ancestry.com/ - This is to sign up for a subscription.
- Accessing the Library Edition of Ancestry.com 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 Library
- Home page: http://www.in.gov/library/
- Genealogy page: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
- Collections & Services page: http://www.in.gov/library/2353.htm
- Indiana State Archives
- Home page: http://www.in.gov/iara/
- 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.
- Indiana Historical Society
- Home page: http://www.indianahistory.org/
- Family History page: http://www.indianahistory.org/our-services/family-history#.WQkm7torKUk
- On this page you’ll see the type of Family History publications we offer, a link for the additional workshops and lectures that I have coming up to learn more about how to do your genealogy research.
- Atlas of Historical County Boundaries from The Newberry Library:
- This site has some cool animations for each state and the nation.