Saturday, April 28, 2012

Indiana Genealogical Society seminar

Things I wouldn't know about if I hadn't attended the annual IGS seminar in Fort Wayne Friday the 27th:

* the pros, cons, and potentials of Vu-Point and Flip-Pal scanners;

* the latest thinking (from ACPLGC's Curt Witcher and others) on how best to publish indexes and abstracts when paper publication is way expensive (do it digitally while granting libraries permission to print a copy if they see a need);

* newly available on-line indexes for Grant County and newspaper pages for Putnam County;

* how to (and how NOT to) use social media to attract new members to your genealogical society (Tina Lyons).

* a cache of World War I documents including some results of a Women's War Census taken in April 1918 for the Indiana State Council of Defense Women's Committee.

Harold Henderson, “Indiana Genealogical Society seminar,” Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 28 April 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]  


Tina Lyons said...

Wasn't that a great day! Looking forward to the conference sessions today.

And I love the fact that I am now a label on your blog.

Cathi at Stone House Research said...

Sounds like a really successful conference, Harold. I am usually happy if I have one solid take-away.

Harold said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of being a label, Tina! And thank you for the kind words about the La Porte Genealogical Society blog as well.

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