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March 25, 2017 South Bend Area Genealogical Society

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Presenter: Tina Beaird

10:00 – 10:30 Registration/ Vendor Browsing
10:45 – 11:00 Announcements
11:00 – 12:30 "Courthouse Finds" - Tina Beaird
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 "St. Joseph County Archives Records" - Vicky Rydznsky
2:30 – 4:00 "Mapping your Migrating Ancestors" - Tina Beaird
4:00 Pick up Door Prizes and Raffle Prizes in Vendor area
4:00 - 4:30 Tour Studio 304 - will have maps in room


April 8, 2017

2017 Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis

Featured Speaker: Tony Burroughs

9:00 - 9:30 am: Registration, Networking & Vendor Browsing
9:30 - 9:45 am: Welcome & Introductions
9:45 -10:45 am: Session 1-A: Digital Research of African-Americans - Tony Burroughs (1 TLEU credit)
9:45 -10:45 am: Session 1-B: Locating Your Family in County Commissioners' Records - Tina Lyons (1 LEU credit)
10:45 -11:15 am: Break & Vendor Browsing
11:15- 12:15 pm: Session 2-A: Off The Beaten Path: Unusual Sources for Research - Tony Burroughs
Session 2-B: Researching Indianapolis Public School Records - Ron Darrah (1 LEU credit)
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch — on your own (Box Lunch available - must be purchased by March 8, 2017)
1:30 - 2:30 pm Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Awards and Lineage Societies Inductions
2:30 -— 3:30 pm Session 3-A: Freedmen's Bureau Research - Tony Burroughs (1 LEU credit)
Session 3-B: Hidden Treasures in Midwestern Archives - Mauri Stotts Pratt (1 LEU credit)
3:30 -— 4:00 pm Break & Vendor Browsing
4:00 - 5:00 pm Session 4-A: Creating Order Out of Chaos - Tony Burroughs (1 LEU credit)

For more details and to register, see the Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference webpage

April 8, 2017

PALATINES TO AMERICA—INDIANA CHAPTER at Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis

Featured Speaker: Roger Minert

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome
9:45 - 10:45 "Status in German Society 1500-1800 — Where Did Your Ancestors Fit In?
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 "Gazetteers in Germany"
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 Annual Meeting
1:45 - 2:45 "Census Records in Germany"
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 "Communicating with Agencies and Individuals in Europe"

For a registration brochure, see
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OCTOBER 6, 2016


The fourth annual “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” will be held at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds Newlin Hall to recognize the newest members of the "First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Bicentennial Legacy Project” and honor the legacy of our tri-county settlers. The Corydon Dulcimer Society will entertain at a drop-in pioneer social starting at 5:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome to attend dressed as pioneers. At 7 PM, certificates will be awarded to the 2016 First Families honorees with proven direct descent from tri-county settlers in the area before 1841.

The Celebration is co-hosted by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room. For more information about the Celebration or the First Families Project, please visit or call Donna Foster at 812-923-3492.

OCTOBER 8, 2016 Genealogical Society of Marion County

2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Wayne Branch Library 198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis

Presenter: Tina Beaird
10:30 Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors
11:45 Free Land-Homesteading On The Frontier
2:00 Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree
3:15 Advanced Genealogy Workshop


OCTOBER 15, 2016


Location: Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis

Featured Speaker: Dr. Helmut Schmahl, professor of history at the Universität Mainz, Germany

The program will feature two presentations related to history:

  • We Are Not Strangers in This Land: German Immigrants in the U.S. from Independence Until the First World War
  • Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries).

Following a box lunch there will be two presentations related to genealogy:

  • Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors
  • Going Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany). Don't miss this opportunity to hear a special lecturer from the homeland!

For a flyer and registration form, go to

This program is co-sponsored by the Indiana German Heritage Society, Max Kade German-American Center, and the Indiana Historical Society.

OCTOBER 22, 2016


From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Indiana State Library
315 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “200 Years of My Indiana Home,” examining the lives and times of Hoosiers throughout the years and exploring the homes and neighborhoods in which they lived. Attendees will learn how to incorporate local history, architecture, house history, and maps and other land record resources into their family research. Jill Morelli and Ann Staley will be giving two sessions each. Jill will speak on house histories – looking at the “genealogy” of your house, and using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in your research. Ann will be speaking on the everyday lives of our ancestors. She will also examine city directories, how to locate them, and how to utilize them in your research. Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors. For more information, go to

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