Tuesday, September 23, 2014

464. GSMC Annual Conference, Oct. 11 and Ancestry.com!

[I'm looking forward to hearing from Lou Szucs and her daughter and getting deeper into Ancestry.]

GSMC Annual Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Indiana Historical Society

Our sessions:
            Finding Naturalization Records and other Clues to Immigrant Origins - Some amazing details and clues are waiting to be found in personal, local, county, state and federal collections.  This presentation will help you find naturalization records, how to use them effectively and to make other important discoveries leading back to the place in the old country that your immigrant ancestor called home.

            Coming to America: Finding Your Ancestor’s Arrival Records on Ancestry.com - Immigration is an important part of our nation’s history and of your personal family history. Passenger arrival records are much more than lists of names.  Finding and using these records effectively will lead to intriguing family stories and provide clues for further research.

            Common Surnames: Finding Your Smiths – Finding common names in your family tree is almost inevitable.  This presentation is loaded with tips for distinguishing one individual or family from others with same last name.

            Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com- Beyond the traditional records that yield essential names, dates and places, you can often get a better understanding of your ancestors from some of the lesser-used records that don’t rise to the surface in a general search. From Almshouse and Agricultural schedules and fraternal and ethnic collections to a vast assortment of military records, great details can be found in the billions of records at Ancestry.com. This presentation highlights some of the best and most unusual collections, how to find them and the wonderful clues in them that will lead to other records.

Our Speakers:
            Juliana Szucs Smith has been with Ancestry.com for more than 15 years. She has written articles for online and print genealogical publications and wrote the "Computers and Technology" chapter of The Source. She is a former editor of the Chicago Genealogical Society Newsletter and for many years, she was the editor of The Ancestry Daily News and  Ancestry’s Weekly Journal. Also for Ancestry.com, she has presented a number of webinars and videos. She regularly speaks at local, state and national conferences. Juliana holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

            Loretto Dennis Szucs (“Lou”) is Vice President of Community Relations at Ancestry.com.  With more than 40 years of experience as a researcher, archivist, author, editor and community leader, she continues to serve on the board of directors for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, as a member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee and the Lockport Area Genealogical and Historical Society. Previously she served on the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island History Advisory Committee and has appeared on television news stories and on The View. She was co-editor of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy; co-author of The Archives and author of a number of books and articles.

Registration: www.genealogyindy.org > 2014 Conference

     $32 Members of GSMC and I.H.S.    $40 Non members

Registrations includes 4 sessions, lunch
access to exhibits and free parking.

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