Lisa Swanson Ellam Appointed At-Large Director for Indiana Genealogical Society

Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 15, 2013 - Lisa Swanson Ellam of Granger, Indiana, in St. Joseph County, was recently approved by the Board of Directors of the Indiana Genealogical Society as their At-Large Director. IGS has a nationwide membership, and Lisa will be the primary service provider for those members located outside the state.
Lisa Swanson Ellam is a graduate of Indiana University – South Bend and is the Coordinator for the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Notre Dame.  She is a Director on the board of The South Bend Area Genealogical Society, Director-at-Large for the Indiana Genealogical Society and a member of the William Tuffs Chapter of the Elkhart County DAR.

Lisa maintains her own personal genealogy blog, The Faces of My Family (,  as well as the society blog for The South Bend Area Genealogical Society ( ).  Her research in Indiana lies in Wabash, Grant and Randolph counties.         

In addition to speaking on various genealogy topics in the St. Joseph county area, Lisa has also completed the two part Cemetery Restoration and Preservation classes through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and enjoys maintaining old, abandoned cemeteries in Wabash County.