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IGS Annual Meeting & Conference
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Blaine Bettinger

Registration is open for the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2019 annual conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne IN). The featured speaker will be DNA expert Blaine Bettinger. Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount if they pre-register.

DEADLINE: The deadline to pre-register for the conference is Tuesday, April 9, 2019; after that, registration will be $50 per person, including at the door.

REGISTRATION: Register online for the conference using the form below (we use PayPal), or print out and mail in the Registration Form.

INDIANA LIBRARIANS: The Indiana State Library has approved the sessions for LEU credits - please see listing below for specifics.

VENDORS: If your organization is interested in being a vendor at the conference, please contact Michael Maben (mmaben@indiana.edu).

Schedule of Events:

9 am 9:30 am Registration, Networking & Vendor Browsing
9:30 am 9:40 am Welcome & Introductions
9:45 am 10:45 am
  • Session 1-A: The Danger of Distant Matches - Blaine Bettinger (1 LEU credit)
  • Session 1-B: Evaluating Published Genealogies - John Beatty (1 LEU credit)
10:45 am - 11:15 am Break & Vendor Browsing
11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Session 2-A: Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries - Blaine Bettinger (1 LEU credit)
  • Session 2-B: German Resources in the Genealogy Center - John Beatty (1 LEU credit)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch on your own
1:15 pm - 2:25 pm Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Awards and Lineage Societies Inductions
2:30 pm 3:30 pm
  • Session 3-A: Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches? - Blaine Bettinger (1 TLEU credit)
  • Session 3-B: Getting to Know the Genealogy Center's Free Databases - Allison DePrey Singleton (1 TLEU credit)
3:30 pm 4:00 pm Break & Vendor Browsing
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Session 4-A: Phasing and Mapping Your DNA - Blaine Bettinger (1 TLEU credit)
  • Session 4-B: The 1940 Census and Preparing for the 1950 Census - Allison DePrey Singleton (1 TLEU credit)

Online Registration:

IGS Members: Please login here before continuing, in order to receive your $10 discount.

Member's Last Name: [Please include the full name if your last name is hyphenated, e.g. Jones-Smith]
Zip Code + 4: [Please include the dash, e.g.12345-6789. If you do not remember your zip + 4, check the USPS site]

Conference Registration - Non-Member Rate ($50):

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