Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference

The 2016 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Conference will be held on Saturday, April 16th at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The conference will feature eight sessions on two tracks with speakers Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, and Jen Baldwin.


Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, and family researchers. Jeanne's sessions will discuss online family trees, overcoming the challenges of identifying female ancestors, urban research, and using manuscript collections for genealogical research.


Jen Baldwin is is a blogger, writer, genealogist, family historian, wife, and mother with a passion for genealogy. She is the owner, genealogist and family historian at Ancestral Journeys, a genealogical research company located in Breckenridge, Colorado. Jen states that she is “telling the story of the Rockies, one person at a time.” Jen's sessions, sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society and the Doug and Joni Lehman Charitable Foundation, include using social media to promote family history research, paperless research, digitizing your family collections, and using college and university resources in your research.

Registration for this all-day conference is $45 ($35 for IGS members before April 4th). For more information, or to register online, visit: http://www.IndianaAncestors.org

The Indiana Genealogical Society was established in 1989 to foster an interest in all peoples who have contributed to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of Indiana. It strives to help preserve and publish materials relating to those who settled the state. For more information visit http://www.IndianaAncestors.org/.