Monday, April 22, 2013

IGS Report from Midwest Archives Conference

The IGS table set up and ready for the first session break.
The Indiana Genealogical Society attended the 2013 Midwest Archives Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis on April 18 and 19. IGS members Rachel Popma and Ron Darrah staffed a table and represented the genealogical community to the 300+ librarians and archivists attending the event.

Numerous Hoosiers were among the panelists and presenters, including: Jason B. Jackson, Indiana University; Tibaut Housanme, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library; Steve Haller, Indiana Historical Society; Sally Childs-Helton, Butler University; Liz Haeuptle, Elkhart County Historical Museum; Steve McShane, Indiana University-Northwest; Branda Burke, IUPUI; Alison Stankrauff, Indiana University-South Bend; Dale Ogden, Indiana State Museum; Steve Towne, IUPUI, and Brent Abercrombie, Indiana State Library.

A number of Indiana librarians and archivists were also attendees, including Indiana State Archivist Jim Corridan, and Rachel and Ron talked to many of them as well as other attendees. Most conference attendees were well aware of the strong genealogy interest of their customers and IGS tried to emphasize that link. IGS was the only genealogical vendor there, and also the only non-commercial vendor.

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