All posts tagged genealogy

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November 13, 2016

Business:  Morrow’s Nut House Date of Ad:  December 30, 1945 Location:  46 West Washington and various downtown locations Years of Operation: 1933- 1989 Notable: If you grew up in Indianapolis in the 1940’s, 50’s or 60’s, a day’s shopping often […]

At Your Leisure: Hamming it Up

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February 12, 2016, 4 Comments

Indy natives believe that Shapiro’s is the first, last and only name in delicatessen dining. First timers may walk away disappointed, however, if ...

Friday Favorites: “Hidden Gems”

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November 1, 2013, 5 Comments

Towering stained glass windows… Marble and finely carved woods… Beautiful, hand painted works of art… Is it a cathedral or an art m ...

Family Tree: Thespian Roots

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April 13, 2013, 5 Comments

This weekend I will be performing in a production of Little Shop of Horrors at The Belfry Theater in Noblesville, and it has led me to consider Indian ...

  • Family Tree: Searching the Web
    March 30, 2013, No comments

    Most genealogy education is focused on using specific databases or collections, and there is often an implied warning against random online searches. After all it can be overwhelming and confusing to type a name into a search engine and see ...

  • Family Tree: Get It Published!
    March 23, 2013, 1 Comment

    Right now in Salt Lake City, Utah, thousands of genealogists have gathered for RootsTech, one of the biggest genealogy conferences this country has to offer. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join them in person this year, but I have be ...

  • Family Tree: The Irish Beyond Indy
    March 16, 2013, No comments

    We talked about the Irish in Indianapolis in a previous post, where we learned that any of you with deep roots in the city are also fairly likely to have roots in Ireland. But discovering that your ancestors originated in Ireland [… ...

  • Family Tree: Maiden Names
    March 9, 2013, No comments

    As you may know, March is Women’s History Month. Therefore I thought it would be appropriate to revisit the topic of our female ancestors. One of the most frustrating parts of researching female family lines is not knowing a woman ...

  • Family Tree: The First Census
    March 2, 2013, 1 Comment

    Two hundred and twenty-three years ago, on March 1, 1790, Congress passed the First Census Act. They gave the responsibility of collecting information to the marshalls of the U.S. judicial districts, who beginning on Census Day, August 2, 1 ...

  • Family Tree: No Love Sincerer
    February 23, 2013, 1 Comment

    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw As I recreate the stories of my ancestors I often wonder how they approached the topic of food. Did they have favorite family recipes? Did they […]