Sunday, May 13, 2007

FGS Conference in Fort Wayne

The Federation of Genealogical Societies will hold their annual conference (http://www.fgsconference.org) on August 15-18, 2007 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme will be “A Meeting At The Crossroads of America.”

The Indiana Genealogical Society is sponsoring a series of lectures at the conference. The lectures will focus on aspects of Indiana research. The schedule will be:

Saturday, August 18:
8-9 am "Exploring the Crossroads of America: Indiana Records and Repositories" - Curt B. Witcher

9:30-10:30 am "Research in Indiana Church Records" - John D. Beatty

11 am-Noon "If I Were A Record, Where Would I Hide? Mining Indiana's Court Records" - John J. Newman

Luncheon--12:15-1:45 pm "FamilySearch Indexing Comes to Indiana: The Marriage Index Project" - Stephen Valentine

2-3 pm "German Protestant Church Records in Indiana" - Roger Minert

3:30-4:30 pm "Timeless Treasures in the Indiana State Archives" - Jim Corridan

5-6 pm "Indiana Newspaper Research" - Dawne Slater-Putt

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