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Monday, Wednesday through Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday10 a.m. to 8 p.m.SundayNoon to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference

Join us for Midwestern Roots in 2019!

Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20
Marriott Indianapolis East, Indianapolis
Thursday, July 18
Pre-conference at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

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

Registration opens January 2019.

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.

Excited for Midwestern Roots? Share the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #MRoots2019. Follow us today – @IndianaHistory.

Why Midwestern Roots?

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
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