IGS Seminar

by Dawne

It’s not too late to get your “early bird” registration in for the upcoming Indiana Genealogical Society annual seminar! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Allen County Public Library. IGS members pay only $30 in advance of the seminar and non-members pay $35. At the door, the fee will be $40.

The two-track seminar program, “Charting Our Course,” is a bargain at any price. The featured speaker is Dick Eastman, nationally known genealogy-technology guru, who will present four one-hour sessions:

• Genealogy Searches on Google
• Blogging for Genealogists
• Conservation: Keeping up with Technology
• Grandpa in Your Pocket: Portable Gadgets for Genealogists

The second track of the program will showcase two lectures on immigration records, as well as a session on two digital initiatives of the Allen County Public Library, Our Military Heritage and WeRelate, and a presentation on the popular topic Photo Restoration Using Photoshop. These sessions will be presented by knowledgeable speakers Ron Darrah of Indianapolis, and the Genealogy Center’s Melissa Shimkus, Curt Witcher and Kay Spears.

Conference attendees can take advantage of Extended Hours in ACPL’s Genealogy Center the evening before the seminar, Friday, April 9. The Genealogy Center will remain open that evening (for conference attendees only!) from the library’s regular closing time of 6 p.m. until midnight.

In addition, a pre-conference program on Friday, April 9, at the library will feature four sessions on preservation – at the personal level, at the local society level, at the county level, and at the archive level. Pre-registration for these sessions is FREE! to anyone who belongs to one of IGS’s chapters, and only $5 for anyone else! Admission will be $7 the day of the event.

More information, the link for online seminar registration, and printable registration forms are at the IGS website.

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