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  • Have you taken a DNA test for genealogical purposes, but find that you are having trouble making sense of the results? If you are interested in learning the basics of how to interpret and understand your results (so that you can move forward with your research), then please join us on Wednesday, ...

    By Vickie P.

  • Little Jimmy Farren

    Jul 2016 28

    The picture of a smiling toddler looks out from the page of a newspaper published in 1928.  His name was James Richard Farren, His parents grew up in Anderson, and he had just won a contract to act in the "Our Gang" comedies.

    Whatever happened to him?

    By Elaine

  • 100 years ago motorcycling was becoming popular in America in terms of transportation, racing, and recreation. This growth was part and parcel with the growth of the automobile and transportation industries and it included Anderson, Indiana. This article features a 1916 photograph of the Benz brothers, ...

    By Bill

  • A Grave Interest

    Apr 2016 01

    Cemeteries are full of unique art and architecture whose meaning is often lost on the average visitor. Join us in the Delaware Room on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30pm for a presentation on the symbols found in cemeteries, their historical and cultural influences, and ways they can help you with your genealogy ...

    By Bill

  • Indiana Room staff will offer a free Using Newspapers in Genealogy Research class on Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00pm in the Delaware Room. Newspapers are one of the best sources for family history information but finding them can be a problem. We'll review what information can be found and how to find ...

    By Danielle A.

  • Indiana Room staff will offer classes on a variety of genealogy topics throughout the year, for beginners and the seasoned genealogist. A computer is provided for each participant to use during class. The classes are free to attend; however, class size is limited so registration is required.


    By Danielle A.