The Genealogical Society of Marion County
in cooperation with the
Indiana Historical Society
16th Annual Genealogy Conference
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio St. - Indianapolis
DISCOVERING RECORDS OF OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS
with Melissa Shimkus
Melissa Shimkus is the coordinator of programs and seminars at the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne. She began her career as a genealogy librarian in Tampa, Florida, and supervised the History & Genealogy Collection for the Hillsborough County Public Library in Florida. With a focus on genealogy instruction, she created a nine course genealogy series, and has spoken at numerous events, including the Indiana Genealogical Society Conference. Her areas of interest are southeastern United States, African American research, and the use of emerging technologies in genealogy.
8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. Session: Before Crossing the Ocean: Records of Our Immigrant Ancestors
10:30 a.m. Session: The Ellis Island Experience
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Session: Voyages at Your Fingertips: Online Immigration Records
2:15 p.m. Session: Naturalization Records of our Ancestors
For session descriptions, PDF version, or more information about GSMC, go to www.GenealogyIndy.org.
Conference Fee (Includes lunch, free parking, discounts in bookstore, access to exhibitions) $30 for GSMC, IHS, and IAAGG members and $38 for non-members.
Special: for GSMC, IHS, and IAAGG members: Register by Oct. 16 - $27 (save additional 10%) Not a member? Join now and enjoy the Member rate as well as all of the other benefits throughout the year.
For information on GSMC, go to www.GenealogyIndy.org
To register: Make payment online via PayPal (accepts checking accts and all major cards) or Mail payment to: GSMC, P.O. Box 2292, Indianapolis, IN 46206-2292