Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Genealogy Events in Indiana, April 2015

Finally, spring! To celebrate, go out and find some ancestors. These events across the state will help you do just that.

Indiana Genealogical Society Conference

IGS is proud to present Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, on April 25! Details and registration available at http://www.indgensoc.org/conference.php.

In addition, the Vigo County Public Library will be open extended hours on Friday, April 24. Details here.

IGS Society Management Seminar

Want to improve your local genealogy society? On April 24, come hear from people who have "been there and done that," including Curt Witcher, Ron Darrah, and leaders of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society. Details here.


April 2, 2015
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society: 7:00pm New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Jeanne Burke, Clark County historian will present Jeffersonville in the Steamboat Era: Town Characters.

April 11, 2015
Indiana Historical SocietyPreserving Family Documents and Photographs, with Tamara Hemmerlein.

April 12, 2015
History Center (Allen County): 2:00pm at the History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. William Heath will present William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest.

April 13, 2015
Wabash Valley Genealogical Society: 6:30pm at the Vigo County Public Library. Ann and Michael  Packham will present FamilySearch: The Journey from Imaging to Your Computer.

April 14, 2015
Hamilton East Public Library:  2:15pm at library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Genealogy Roundtable: Focus on Timelines. Registration is required; call (317) 776-6939 or register online at www.hepl.lib.in.us.

Genealogical Society of Marion County: 1:00pm at the GSMC Library. Presenter: Angela Guntz Gabbard will speak on Digging up the Dead

April 15, 2015
Hamilton East Public Library:  9:30am at library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Genealogy Workshop: Exploring Free Genealogy Websites. Registration is required; call (317) 776-6939 or register online at www.hepl.lib.in.us.

April 16, 2015
Elkhart County Genealogical Society: 7:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Beardsley, Elkhart. (Use the east door.) Demaree Noneman will talk about creating a Shutterfly memory book.

April 17, 2015
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library: 5:30pm - 12:00am. Genealogy for Night Owls. Attend GLHD’s semiannual after-hours research evening designed for experienced genealogists. The fee includes a buffet dinner, evening snacks, and door prizes. To register, pay the fee in the Genealogy & Local History Department beginning March 18th. KHCPL Main, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo IN 46901.

April 18, 2015
Hamilton East Public Library: 9:30am at library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville. Genealogy Workshop: Searching Federal Census Records. Registration is required; call (317) 776-6939 or register online at www.hepl.lib.in.us.

Indiana Chapter, Palatines to America: 9:00am at Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. Spring meeting featuring Heiko Muhr. $15 members/$20 non-members.

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society: 10:00am Dr. Michael Lacopo entitled “Using DNA Testing to Further Your Family Tree: A Primer.” This meeting is free and open to the public and will be held at Valparaiso Public Library, 103 E. Jefferson St., Valparaiso, Indiana.

South Bend Area Genealogical Society: 10:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph County Public Library (304 S. Main St, South Bend, IN 46601) in the Colfax Auditorium. The St. Joseph County Public Library along with South Bend Area Genealogical Society are presenting "Dating, Identifying, Digitizing Historic Photographs," a lecture from Joan Hostetler, an expert in dating, identifying, and digitizing photographs. Reserve your place by calling 574-282-4621.

April 21, 2015
Marshall County Genealogical Society: 6:00pm, Marshall County Historical Museum, 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Indiana Memory - Chandler Lightly Project.

April 22, 2015
Wabash Valley Genealogical Society: 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 at the Vigo County Public Library. Beginning Legacy Genealogy Classes.

April 23, 2015
St. Joseph County: Genealogy Roundtable: 12:00pm at the Downtown Mishawaka Library, 3209 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka.

April 24, 2015
IGS Society Management Seminar, Terre Haute.

April 25, 2015
IGS Annual Conference, featuring Judy Russell, Terre Haute.

April 26, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 1:00pm at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Photographers and Photography of Fort Wayne, Indiana 1843-1930.

April 27, 2015
Delaware County Historical Society: Beginning Genealogy class at 6:30 pm at the Resource Center. The speaker will be Karen Good.

Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 6:30pm at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. How to Look at Your Photographs, Analyze and Organize.

April 28, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 6:30pm at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Scrapbooking Your Photographs.

St. Joseph County:  TWIGS From the Tree of Life: 7:00pm, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17195 Cleveland Rd., South Bend. Here Comes the IRS by Lin Irish. Learn about using tax records for your genealogy research. (Use the single back door entrance in the back of the church)

April 29, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 6:30pm at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Taking Better Photographs.

Indiana State Library: 4:30-8:30pm, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. ISL Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert. Spend a few hours after work researching at the Indiana State Library. They will be offering tours and extra staff to help assist you with your research. You may also sign-up for “Ask an Expert” to get help with some of your brickwalls. Ron Darrah and Angela Gabbard will be representing GSMC as experts.

April 30, 2015
Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: 6:30pm at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Preserving Photos on Social Media and in the Cloud



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