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IGS Annual Meeting & Conference

Tony Burroughs

Registration is open for the Indiana Genealogical Society's 2017 annual conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library (40 E. St. Clair St.) in downtown Indianapolis. The featured speaker will be noted speaker and genealogist Tony Burroughs. Indiana Genealogical Society members will receive a $10 discount if they pre-register.

BOX LUNCH: There is an option to purchase a box lunch for $15 (must register before Wednesday, March 8, 2017). Each box lunch comes with chips, a cookie and a drink. There is a choice of 3 entrees for your box lunch: Chicken Salad; Pork on Ciabatta Roll; Vegetarian.

DEADLINES: The deadline to pre-register for the conference is Tuesday, April 4, 2017; after that, registration will be $50 per person, including at the door. The deadline to register for the box lunch is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

REGISTRATION: Register online for the conference and box lunch using the form below (we use PayPal), or print out and mail in the Registration Form.

PARKING: Free parking will be available in the library's parking garage. When you check-in the day of the conference, you will be given your free parking pass.

INDIANA LIBRARIANS: LEU credits have been applied for - when they are approved, the information on the conference sessions will be updated.

PRE-CONFERENCE: A Seminar on digitizing records will be held on Friday, April 7 at the Indiana Historical Society. This seminar is geared towards educating the people who work with local genealogical organizations (such as societies and libraries).

Schedule of Events:

9 am 9:30 am Registration, Networking & Vendor Browsing
9:30 am 9:45 am Welcome & Introductions
9:45 am 10:45 am
  • Session 1-A: Digital Research of African-Americans - Tony Burroughs
  • Session 1-B: Locating Your Family in County Commissioners' Records - Tina Lyons
10:45 am - 11:15 am Break & Vendor Browsing
11:15 am 12:15 pm
  • Session 2-A: Off The Beaten Path: Unusual Sources for Research - Tony Burroughs
  • Session 2-B: Researching Indianapolis Public School Records - Ron Darrah
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own (Box Lunch available - must be purchased by March 8, 2017)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Awards and Lineage Societies Inductions
2:30 pm 3:30 pm
  • Session 3-A: Freedmen's Bureau Research - Tony Burroughs
  • Session 3-B: Hidden Treasures in Midwestern Archives - Mauri Stotts Pratt
3:30 pm 4:00 pm Break & Vendor Browsing
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Session 4-A: Creating Order Out of Chaos - Tony Burroughs
  • Session 4-B: [To Be Announced]

Online Registration:

IGS Members: Please login here before continuing, in order to receive your $10 discount.

Member's Last Name: [Please include the full name if your last name is hyphenated, e.g. Jones-Smith]
Zip Code + 4: [Please include the dash, e.g.12345-6789. If you do not remember your zip + 4, check the USPS site]

Conference Registration - Non-Member Rate ($45):

Attendee's Name:
Attendee's E-mail Address:

Box Lunch (optional): $15

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