Nancy Massey Tag

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator Staying home due to the pandemic can be difficult, and you may be experiencing loneliness and boredom. While social distancing may make it hard to connect with loved ones in person, take this time to connect to your ancestors!...

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator As soon as I received my invitation to participate in the 2020 census, I was online answering the questions. Why did I respond so quickly? Well, I legally have to respond! Secondly, I am a genealogist; I love researching...

Writing Your Ancestor’s Story and Your Story Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator, masseyn@hepl.lib.in.us Since I now have lots of time at home, I alternate researching HEPL’s four fantastic genealogy databases with cleaning up my online family trees. Sometimes I find that I accidentally attached duplicate...

HEPL's Remote Access Genealogy Databases Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator Since the Hamilton East Public Library closed its doors on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have been confined to my home, as most Hoosiers are now by order of the Governor. At...

March is Women’s History Month Written by: Nancy Massey In a few days, the month of March will begin. March is also known as Women’s History Month. This year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Wow, what better time is there than now to celebrate...

I Spy in the Indiana Room Written by: Nancy Massey The Indiana Room recently acquired a new item. Well, it is new to the Indiana Room, but actually resided in the Youth Services area in Fishers. It joined a fellow bird of prey that arrived in the...

The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner. For most people, we start thinking of turkey with all the trimmings. When they were young, my two sons knew that Maw Maw and Paw Paw would be here to tell them funny stories about their dad....

On your ancestor hunts, have you ever wished someone would invent a time machine so that you could travel back in time to visit with your ancestor and ask a few pertinent questions?  I have a list of questions that I would like my ancestors...

Family History Day at HEPL By: Nancy Massey Next month, October, is Family History Month, time to jumpstart that ancestor hunt! To celebrate this special theme, we are planning an event that will inspire and encourage you to explore and research your ancestry. Why? Because researching and remembering...

By Nancy Massey As you research your Indiana ancestor, you may want to know more about the county in which he/she resided. We don’t have all the Indiana county histories but we do have access to a subscription database called Archives Unbound.  This database gives us access...