Genealogy

The Carmel Clay Historical Society offers free genealogy assistance in the computer lab at the Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave. SE in Carmel. There, patrons can use the lab to search Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and other genealogy sites for free.

Volunteer genealogists staff the computer lab at set hours and can assist researchers navigate genealogy sites and solve problems they encounter in their searches. The volunteers will also conduct cursory genealogy research for people trying to track down their ancestors. Volunteers will conduct two hours of research free; projects that require more time will be charged by the hour. Hours of the Genealogy Lab are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The library computer lab is always open for users to access genealogy programs during normal library hours.

In addition, “Ask the Expert” genealogy roundtables are offered in the spring, fall, and winter, at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. After each program, a panel of genealogy experts will answer questions on any genealogy topic. For more information, call the CCPL Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362. This program will be held in the library’s Program Room.