SIP Community Outreach

Midwestern Roots Conference

Genealogy conferences are a great resource for family history researchers and when The Society of Indiana Pioneers attends as a vendor, we hope to give prospective members the opportunity to ask questions of our current members and the genealogist. If you see us at a vendor table, it is a great time to check to see if you have any pioneer ancestors in the database and ask questions about the Society.

The Indiana Historical Society hosts the Midwestern Roots genealogy conference every other year and SIP is very proud to host a table in the Vendor Hall to give one-on-one short consultations. We can help you determine if your Indiana pioneer ancestor has ever been added into our database in the 100+ years of our Society’s existence and answer questions on the application process.

2016 Statehood Day at the statehouse  w/ 4th graders

Charles Bragg, past president, and Michele Kerr, society genealogist

Indiana Statehood Day

On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union. Each year, around that date, the Statehouse hosts Indiana Statehood Day to celebrate Indiana’s birthday. The day includes interactive activities throughout the statehouse where 4th graders from around the state can participate and also learn about many state agencies including The Society of Indiana Pioneers.

Our Society has the privilege of quickly sharing some interesting and fun facts about Indiana and our pioneer ancestors with the 4th grade groups that are in attendance.

4th Graders from all over Indiana attend Statehood Day

Three minutes for each group of students to learn and play a game.