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Reopening July 7
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission $13 Adult$12 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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July 30 - 31, 2021 | Preconference July 29

Call for Session Proposals

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Midwestern Roots 2021 will be here before we know it and we’re doing our first ever Call for Session Proposals! IHS is looking for engaging and energetic presenters to help tell the many stories of the Midwest. The 2021 theme is Immigration and Migration.  If you have an engaging topic, consider submitting a proposal by August 10, 2020.


  • Read the Call for Session Proposals linked above.
  • Click Presenter Compensation on the right to review.
  • Type and save your proposal offline so it’s easy to copy and paste into the form.
  • Click Submit Proposal Here on the right.
  • Fill out the form by copying and pasting your proposal, then submit. (One proposal per form)
  • Each presenter films a video.
  • Save video file with last name and first name e.g. “smithjohn.mp4”
  • Click Submit Video Here on the right.
  • Click “Choose File” in Dropbox to upload one video per presenter. No registration is required.

Session acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of September.

Why Midwestern Roots?

Explore your Midwestern roots with a variety of national and regional experts at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD, Tim Pinnick and Curt B. Witcher.

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

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Excited for Midwestern Roots? Share the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #MRoots2021. Follow us today – @IndianaHistory.

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