Monday, March 24, 2014

IGS to Hold Free Seminar at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne

The Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a free seminar on Friday, April 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. There is no cost to attend and no pre-registration is necessary. The schedule of events:

9:30 AM — Registration

9:55 AM — Welcome

10 AM to 11 AM — Benefits of Google Docs/Google Drive for Genealogical Organizations - By Rex Bertram

Rex Bertram is a professional genealogist who specializes in "brick wall" research and solving difficult genealogy puzzles. He uses Google Docs/Drive extensively to organize both his personal research and research for his clients. Rex began researching his own family history about 15 years ago, and after three years of intense study on his own lines, he began doing client research for others. He is a member of APG and his professional website is

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM — An Up-Close Look at a Great Website, and How it Stimulates Society Vitality and Volunteerism - By Adam Barrone

Adam Barrone is the webmaster for the extremely successful Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana website. He also in the project supervisor for the Periodical Source Index Project of the Allen County Public Library Foundation. Adam is a skilled researcher and has been actively involved in a number of projects that preserve historical records and make their content available to interested others.

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM — Lunch (on your own)

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM — Overview By Cynthia Theusch

Cynthia Theusch is a reference librarian in The Genealogy Center. Besides presenting programs at The Genealogy Center, she has spoken at the Michigan Genealogical Council’s annual workshop, as well as for several societies in Michigan and Indiana. Her expertise includes research in Michigan and Luxembourg, French Canadian ancestry, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and using

3 PM to 4 PM — Open Microphone
Time to discuss common concerns and challenges, as well as to network and brainstorm.

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