Other Genealogy Events

Genealogy events sponsored by our members and/or collaborative groups taking place in Indianapolis and other locations in 2020 are listed below.


Center for Black Literature Culture
Center for Black Literature Culture.pdf
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January 29 - March 29, 2020

2020 Meet the Artist (32nd) Art Exhibit

Indianapolis Public Library, 140 E. St. Clair Street

Gala Opening Reception, Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:30-10:00 p.m.


Don't miss the opportunity to view the works of prominent local African American artists during one of Indianapolis' premier cultural events, Meet the Artists XXXII.

Works representing a variety of artistic mediums are on exhibit for public viewing throughout Central Library during regular Library hours from January 29 - March 29.

Meet the Artists XXXII Gala Reception Saturday, February 8
Meet the Artists XXXII 4th Friday Celebration Friday, March 27



"The Bible is Black History"
Black Bible Institute Feb 2020.pdf
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February 4, 11, 19, 25, 2020

"The Bible is Black History"

For more than 30 years, Dr. Theron D. Williams has been the Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the fourth of eight siblings. He attended the Detroit Public School System and is a graduate of Murray Wright High School. 

Dr. Williams is the author of 4 additional books as follow; A Practical Strategy for Retaining Church Members; Knowing the Peace of God; The Faith Challenge; and Becoming an Anointed Man of God.



RootsTech 2020 Discover Your Story. Discover Yourself.
February 26 - 29, 2020
Roots Tech 2020
Salt Lake City, UT
RootsTech 2020.pdf
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RootsTech 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the conference and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – by making everything bigger and better. Don’t miss new things such as: additional class sessions, virtual reality experiences, and keynote speakers such as Emmitt Smith and David Kennerly.
For more info see https://www.rootstech.org/
African American Genealogy & Black Church Records Programs
African American Genealogical Society, Fort Wayne presents Tim Pinnick
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Saturday & Sunday, February 22-23, 2020

Fort Wayne, IN

The African American Genealogical Society Fort Wayne is celebrating ten years in a very big way! They are sponsoring family history expert Timothy Pinnick to present an engaging and informative group of program at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center on February 22 & 23, 2020. The program suite is entitled, “African American Genealogy & Black Church Records.”

Click here for more info.


Eiteljorg Museum Events - February & March 2020
The Eiteljorg Museum is featuring three African American female authors/historians during the months of February and March.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00-2:00pm

Award-winning author and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor will discuss the Green Book at the Leon Jett Memorial Lecture. A book signing will follow.


Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:00-2:00pm

Award-winning poet and educator Shonda Buchanan will discuss her new memoir, Black Indian, and her family’s legacy of being African-American with Native American roots. A book signing will follow.


Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:00-2:00pm
Artist, author and historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network and is recognized as one of the nation’s most creative textile artists. She has produced an awe-inspiring body of work, much of it containing references to African-American life and history.


You don't want to miss these presentations that are free to IAAGG and/or Eiteljorg members. For more information, see the attached flyer and the Eiteljorg website https://eiteljorg.org/calendar/.


CIDIG Events Q1 2020
Happy New Year from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group!
We hope you can join us for some of our upcoming events.
CIDIG Events - Q1 2020.pdf
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Saturday, February 8, 2020
1 - 1 DNA consults at the ISL
Indiana State Library, 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free 20-minute consultation with CIDIG team leader at Indiana State Library.
Reservations required. See https://www.in.gov/library/events.htm
Saturday, February 22, 2020
CIDIG at the Fishers Library
Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers, 5 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
10 a - 11:30 am
Working Your Matches at 23andMe
Saturday, March 7, 2020
CIDIG Discussion Group at the Johnson County Public Library - White River Branch
10 am - noon
DNA topics and sharing DNA experiences.  Join Denise Anderson Decina as she discusses DNA topics and helps facilitate discussion where everyone can share their struggles and successes using DNA.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1 - 1 DNA consults at ISL
Indiana State Library, 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free 20-minute consultation with CIDIG team leader at Indiana State Library.
Reservations required. See https://www.in.gov/library/events.htm.
Check out our website https://www.cidig.org and https://cidig.org/author/cidnagroup/ or find us on Facebook for more information.
African American Family History Symposium
African American Family History Symposium
Presented by The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Days Saints & The African-American Genealogical Society Of Cleveland & The Oberlin African-American Genealogy And History Group
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African American Family History Symposium
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, OH 44145


A full-day seminar on tracing African American Roots. Free lunch will also be provided.


About this Event:
The African American Family History Symposium brings together nationally-known historians and genealogists from Cleveland and beyond to teach and inspire attendees to explore their African American roots.

Click here for more information on Eventbrite.


FamilySearch Wiki and Catalog, presented by Amber Oldenburg "One Branch at a Time Genealogy"

March 24, 2020 6:00pm

Frankfort Community/Clinton County Contractual Public Library
208 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041

For more info, contact ambermae56@gmail.com

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