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Celebrate Family History Month

October 1 – October 31

Whether you’re just beginning or putting the final touches on your family tree, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Family History Month. Here are a few:

Visit the Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection at the Nappanee Center

302 W Market St. Nappanee, IN

The Evelyn Lehman Culp Heritage Collection, managed by the Nappanee Public Library, tells Nappanee’s story through displays and rotating exhibits inside the Nappanee Center. Main attractions include “Hoosier” cabinets, a tribute to six nationally-known cartoonists, the Doug Grant Family Gallery, featuring Emma Schrock paintings, an Air Force One display, and the John Hartman House.

Use Free Online Genealogy Resources to Start Your Research

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Newspapers.com – World Collection

Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Click here to search the Hoosier State Chronicles – Indiana’s Digital Historic Newspaper Archive

Join Genealogy Club

November 14, 5:30 – 7 pm

Use genealogy resources and get hands-on assistance while you discover your family history. No registration is necessary.

Publishing Your Family History in Forms, Reports, or Books

October 7, 10 – 11 am | At the Nappanee Center | Registration Requested

In this 1-hour webinar presentation, we will explore ideas for organizing our genealogical material, and discuss a variety of options for sharing that material with others. There will also be a brief discussion about various genealogy software options.  The presentation will conclude with Q&A time for audience members’ specific questions.