• 19 Jul 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Jul 2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Marriott Indianapolis East in Indianapolis


Logo for Midwestern Roots includes name and a thumbprint that can also be viewed as a tree stump.

19-20 JULY 2019

The Midwestern Roots Family History And Genealogy Conference, organized by the Indiana Historical Society will take place from 19th July to the 20th July 2019 at the Marriott Indianapolis East in Indianapolis, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like Using Ever-Changing And Emerging Technologies And Sources Online. Other Sessions Will Cover Photo Preservation, DNA, Methodology And Using Traditional Sources. More information upcoming from the Indiana Historical Society.

Explore your family’s Midwestern roots with a variety of nationally renowned speakers at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, Curt Witcher and more on July  19 and 20 with pre-conference events on July 18!

As a special kick-off, come early for a live show from the hosts of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey will talk about New Harmony in this exciting presentation on July 17, 2019. Conference attendees will receive a special discounted rate.

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Conveniently located at the Marriott East in Indianapolis, conference goers are well-located to continue their research. Nearby you’ll find:

  • Indiana State Archives – a few minutes down the road
  • Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library – 15 minutes from the conference center
  • Allen County Public Library and Genealogy Center – two hours away
  • Other Midwestern genealogy research locations such as National Archives Great Lakes Region, Michigan Archives, Ohio History Connection and Kentucky Historical Society – only a few hours from Indy

At Midwestern Roots you can expect:

  • Nationally renowned speakers and local experts covering the latest on DNA, technology resources, methodology and ethnic research
  • A variety of classes, sessions and workshops on topics such as preservation, digitization, the organization of family heirlooms, and writing your family story
  • Lunches and free parking included
  • Easily accessible restaurants nearby

Plan your visit at:



"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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