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IGS Annual Meeting & Conference

Tony Burroughs

Registration is open for the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2017 annual conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library (40 E. St. Clair St.) in downtown Indianapolis. The featured speaker will be noted speaker and genealogist Tony Burroughs. 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 4, 2017; 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.

PARKING: Free parking will be available in the library's parking garage. When you check-in the day of the conference, you will be given your free parking pass.

INDIANA LIBRARIANS: LEU credits have been approved - see session information below.

PRE-CONFERENCE: A Seminar on digitizing records will be held on Friday, April 7 at the Indiana Historical Society. This seminar is geared towards educating the people who work with local genealogical organizations (such as societies and libraries).

Schedule of Events:

9 am 9:30 am Registration, Networking & Vendor Browsing
9:30 am 9:45 am Welcome & Introductions
9:45 am 10:45 am
  • Session 1-A: Digital Research of African-Americans - Tony Burroughs (1 TLEU credit)
  • Session 1-B: Locating Your Family in County Commissioners' Records - Tina Lyons (1 LEU credit)
10:45 am - 11:15 am Break & Vendor Browsing
11:15 am 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 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own (Registration for Box Lunch has closed)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Awards and Lineage Societies Inductions
2:30 pm 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 pm 4:00 pm Break & Vendor Browsing
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Session 4-A: Creating Order Out of Chaos - Tony Burroughs (1 LEU 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 ($45):

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