Monday, August 19, 2013

IGS Welcomes Lisa Swanson Ellam As At-Large Director

At the August board meeting, the Indiana Genealogical Society officially welcomed Lisa Swanson Ellam of Granger, Indiana as the At-Large Director. IGS has a nationwide membership comprising 44 states, and Lisa will be the primary service provider for those members who are outside the state.

Lisa is a graduate of Indiana University – South Bend and is the Coordinator for the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a director on the board of the South Bend Area Genealogical Society and a member of the William Tuffs Chapter of the Elkhart County DAR.

She maintains a blog for her own personal genealogy, titled The Faces of My Family (, as well as the society blog for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society ( Her Indiana research interest lies in Wabash, Grant and Randolph counties.

In addition to speaking on various genealogy topics in the St. Joseph County area, Lisa has also completed the two part Cemetery Restoration and Preservation classes through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and enjoys maintaining old, abandoned cemeteries in Wabash County.

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