Indiana Room Blog

By Nancy Massey Summertime is a great time to start researching your family history. Well, to be honest, anytime is a great time to start.  Once you have caught that interest in exploring your family’s history, you might wonder where to begin your journey of discovery. ...

Family Stories: Fact or Fiction By: Nancy Massey I had an uncle who was not only the unofficial family historian but who told the best family stories. Each time he told a story about a family ancestor, he embellished it from the last time he told it. When I...

Have You Visited the Indiana Room Webpage? By: Nancy Massey Well, if you are reading this blog; then the answer is yes!  However, there is more to the Indiana Room webpage than this blog. Let’s take a quick look. First, you will find a description and location of...

What Is a FamilySearch.org Affiliate Library? By: Nancy Massey What Is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library? The Hamilton East Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate library. Since FamilySearch.org stopped microfilm ordering, many digitized microfilms at FamilySearch.org have a message that states they may only be accessed at a Family History...

Was Your Ancestor a World War I Veteran? By: Nancy Massey One hundred years ago this May, the United States was heavily involved in the Great War, also known as World War I, from 1917-1918.  The United States declared war on Germany on 6 April 1917 and officially...

Female Ancestors and Census Records By: Nancy Massey March is Women’s History Month.  What better time to honor your female ancestors than to search for their whereabouts and history!  One of my genealogical goals is to find all my female ancestors on all the census records during their...