Indiana Genealogical Society to host free virtual genealogy conference in April

UNDATED – On Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, the Indiana Genealogical Society will host its Annual Genealogy Conference as a free, two-day virtual event. The event will take place via Zoom.

Friday’s event will run from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and speakers will consist of Allen County Public Library librarians Sara Allen, Melissa Tennant and John Beatty, who will each present one-hour sessions.

Beatty will present “Researching Church Records;” Allen will present “Finding the Unknown Parents of Your Ancestor;” and Tennant will present “Indiana Genealogy: The Crossroads of America” and “Treasure Awaits: The Genealogy Center’s Digital Collections.”

Lisa Cooke, host of the Genealogy Gems podcast

Saturday’s event will run from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., and Lisa Louise Cooke, host of the Genealogy Gems podcast, will present four separate one-hour sessions.

The sessions are:

  • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
  • Google Search Methodology for 2021
  • Future Technology and Genealogy – 5 Strategies You Need
  • How to Save Your Research from Destruction and Ensure Its Future Survival.

In addition to the scheduled sessions, on Saturday, the conference will also include the Indiana Genealogical Society’s annual meeting, award presentations and the Lineage Societies induction.

All sessions are eligible for either one LEU or TLEU each for Indiana library staff. Click here to review LEU and TLEU eligibility and to see the schedule of sessions. The free conference is sponsored by Vivid-Pix. 

Attendees must register separately for each day. Click here to register for Friday and click here to register for Saturday. Instructions for downloading Zoom and access information will be sent to attendees once they have registered.

Please contact Rhonda Stoffer, head of Indiana History and Genealogy Services at the Marion Public Library, with any questions about the conference or conference registration.