"Indiana Jewish Historical Society Family History Research Day"

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Jewish Historical Society Family History Research Day

July 16, 2015

9:30 a.m .to 4 p.m.
William H. Smith Memorial Library, 
History Center

In partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society, IHS is pleased to offer this program that incorporates an overview of family history with time to research the IJHS and other archives at  IHS.  Library and collections staff will be on hand to help the participants as they request items and move to the reading room. There will also be behind-the-scenes tours of the archives and the Conservation Lab. This special day is open to all ages 12 and up who have a special interest in genealogy and collections related to Jewish life in Indiana, while developing research skills even for those without much experience. 


Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.


Eileen Baitcher, executive director, Indiana Jewish Historical Society

Introduction to Family History
Allison Singleton, assistant coordinator for education and community engagement, IHS
Ever wanted to learn more about your family or community origins?  This session will highlight basic family history research that can be done online with additional information about how to organize your research.

Introduction to the IJHS Collections
Amy Vedra, director of reference services, IHS 
Learn more about the collection available at IHS. This interactive session will teach how to locate the items via our online catalogue and how to complete a call slip so you can view some of the IJHS treasures!

Lunch is on your own, but we would suggest the on-site Stardust Terrace Cafe


IJHS Collections Show and Tell
Amy Vedra
See some of the highlighted collection items from the IJHS collection!  Learn how to access the reading room and begin to research the history (family or community)that interests you. 

Behind-the-Scenes-Tours and Research Time with Assistance
Suzanne Hahn, vice president of library and archives
During this session, small groups will be led on behind-the-scenes tours of the IHS archives.  While waiting for your tour, you can continue your family history or community research with assistance from Amy or Allison.

The program will end at 4 p.m.

Allison DePrey Singleton is the assistant coordinator for education and community engagement at the Indiana Historical Society.  She is a graduate of Indiana University with master's degrees in public history and library science.

Amy Vedra is the director of reference services at the William H. Smith Memorial Library at the Indiana Historical Society.  She holds master's degrees in arts in  history and library science.

This program is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please register online or call (317) 232-1882 for more information.


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"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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