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October 4, 2010

Celebrate ‘Family History Month’

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The Brownsburg Public Library launched its Local History section in 1999. The collection focuses on Brownsburg history with some from Pittsboro. It includes photograph and newspaper collections. BPL’s online databases include Ancestry, E-Obits, and Brownsburg: Then and Now project which has historical Brownsburg digital photographs.

In June, the Avon-Washington Township Public Library dedicated its new Huron Heritage Room. The collection concentrates on Avon and Washington Township history. The materials include manuscripts, documents, diaries, maps, photographs, oral histories, and yearbooks. Avon also has Heritage Quest.com and Footnotes.com available for patrons.

The Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library has a small collection focusing on Clayton and Liberty Township. It includes yearbooks, obituaries, and family histories.

A small collection about the 1948 tornado that hit Coatesville, Hadley, and Danville can be found at the Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library. The collection includes newspapers, photographs, and a video.

During October, special programs are scheduled in honor of Family History Month at both the Danville and Plainfield libraries. Check with the libraries to find out about these unique events.

Grab someone in your family, a neighbor, or a friend and spend a few minutes or a few hours or a few days honoring your ancestors during October. However, beware — family history research is very addictive! Thirty years later, and I am still keeping those family records. Enjoy the ancestor hunt!

— Cindy Rutledge is the Indiana Room Manager at the Danville Public Library.

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