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, and more on July 19 and 20 with pre-conference events on July 18! Find all the session and accommodation information in the Registration Guide. Read the Midwestern Roots blog for exciting sneak peeks and tips. Follow @IndianaHistory on Facebook and Twitter for updates and speaker highlights and share the excitement with #MRoots2019.
On Thursday, July 18, a variety of workshops in downtown Indianapolis will show you how to get the most out of your library visits, introduce you to using DNA in genealogy, give you a hands-on computer demonstration of Fold3 and Ancestry, and more! These workshops are available a la carte for an additional fee and registering for Friday and/or Saturday is not required.
On Friday and Saturday, you can take a full track of research or hop around based on your toughest genealogical questions. Learn about all the DNA tests and third-party tools to advance your results as well as tips and tricks. Expand your skills with specific classes covering African American, Latino, Eastern European, German and American Indian family research. Or get down to basics and explore specific record types covering military records, oral histories, funeral home collections, maps, diseases and asylums, religious archives, case studies and family legends.
Kick It Off Right
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 receive a special discounted rate.