At its February board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society appointed Joan Keefer of Roanoke as the Indiana County Genealogist (ICG) for Huntington County. Joan is already familiar to many of those interested in Huntington County genealogy. She has worked in the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Indiana Room for almost 30 years and has served as Huntington County Historian since 1999.
A former member of the Huntington County Historical Society's board, she also helped to organize the Huntington County Genealogical Society and was a charter member. She is a frequent speaker at area meetings and workshops and is especially known for inspiring students to research their family history. In 2007 the Indiana Historical Society recognized her long service and presented her with their Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy History Award.
Indiana County Genealogist is a program of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Its goal is to appoint qualified individuals to represent each of the 92 counties in Indiana. The ICG is a liaison between the Indiana Genealogical Society and local organizations and individuals, acting as a conduit for genealogy-related news. For more details (including an application form), please visit http://www.indgensoc.org/ICG.html