Monday, April 16, 2012

44. Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, April 27-28




 
Looking forward to another great conference in Fort Wayne!! See you there!

Last Call To Register For Conference & Seminar
 
To Our Members,
 
So many of you have joined these past few weeks - welcome! Time is running out to sign up for our seminar and annual conference April 27-28 at the renowned Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
 
As if the locale isn't enough, we've learned that Indiana librarians can receive Library Education Units (LEUs) for several of our sessions. Read on for even more reasons you should go!
5 Reasons to Attend Our Pre-Conference Seminar on Friday, April 27
 
  1. Find out about current projects from genealogical societies across the state and generate new ideas for your society.
  2. Learn how to utilize social media for your genealogical society.
  3. Break down brick walls at our "Ask the Experts" Panel.
  4. Spend time researching in the Genealogy Center.
  5. Meet fellow Indiana County Genealogists (ICGs) and learn from their expertise. Share their successes and failures while moving through the 21st century world of genealogy.

Registration Information
Registration is $5 - registrations must be made online by Wednesday, April 25th. Walk-ins ($7) will be welcome.
Debbie Mieszala photo 
12 Reasons to Attend Our Annual Conference on Saturday, April 28
  1. Learn from a national speaker at a bargain price in your backyard!
  2. Find out more about the military's efforts to utilize genealogists to help return missing soldier's remains to their next of kin.
  3. Get re-motivated to dig into your family history research by spending time with other genealogists.
  4. Cheer on the award winners for their excellent examples of leadership and inspiration. They are the movers and shakers of IGS.
  5. Learn how to use online genealogy websites FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com effectively in your research.
  6. Learn tips to get the most out your ancestors' records.
  7. Attend the IGS annual meeting and find out what's happening with the society.
  8. Enjoy refreshments from the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana.
  9. Research at the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center, the 2nd largest genealogy collection in the United States.
  10. Engage with societies from across Indiana in the vendor's hall.
  11. Meet the inaugural class of the Territorial Guard Society of Indiana and the newest class of the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana.
  12. Support your state society! Let Ohio know that there are genealogists next door, too!

Registration Information
As members of the Indiana Genealogical Society, registration is only $30. Registrations must be made online by Thursday, April 26th. Walk-ins ($45) will be welcome.

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