Monday, February 20, 2012

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference

February 20, 2012 –Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) is holding its annual conference on April 28, 2012 at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Debra S. Mieszala is the featured speaker. Her talks include:
·        Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates
·        Bringing Our Soldiers Home
·        Digging Through Documents Word By Word
·        Patently Unique: Locating Patent Records, Onlineand Off

A second track of sessions features:
·        What’s New with FamilySearch with Michael Hallfrom FamilySearch
·        Finding Indiana Records and Research inFamilySearch with Michael Hall
·        Becoming an Expert on Using Ancestry with ACPLlibrarian, Melissa Shimkus
·        Writing a Book Using Family Tree Maker andMicrosoft Word with Curtis Sylvester, President of the Allen CountyGenealogical Society of Indiana

Registration is $30 for IGS members, $40 for nonmembers and$45 at the door. Registration forms and online registration are available at

Spend the day learning from experts, researching in thecountry’s second largest genealogical library and collaborating with othergenealogists.

Come a day early to join the IGS pre-conference and gainresearch time in the library. Topics on April 27, 2012 include:
·        Indiana County Genealogists Show N’ Tell
·        Social Media for Our Societies
·        Ask the Experts Panel

Registration for the pre-conference is only $5 or $7 at thedoor. Find out more at

About the IndianaGenealogical Society
Formed in 1989, the Indiana Genealogical Society strives tohelp preserve and publish materials relating to the people who settled thestate. IGS has been at the forefront of efforts to make Indiana’s historicalrecords more accessible to the public by indexing and digitizing records. IGShas more than 500,000 records on its website, representing all 92 of Indiana’scounties. Learn  more about IGS at   

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