Monday, February 20, 2012

IGS: Ft. Wayne 28 April 2012

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friend Tina Lyons of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Please direct all inquiries to the society's website.

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, Online and Off

A second track of sessions features:
  • ·         What’s New with FamilySearch with Michael Hall from FamilySearch
  • ·         Finding Indiana Records and Research in FamilySearch with Michael Hall
  • ·         Becoming an Expert on Using Ancestry with ACPL librarian, Melissa Shimkus
  • ·         Writing a Book Using Family Tree Maker and Microsoft Word with Curtis Sylvester, President of the Allen County Genealogical 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 the country’s second largest genealogical library and collaborating with other genealogists.

Come a day early to join the IGS pre-conference and gain research 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 the door. Find out more at

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

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