by Dawne

Once you have received that death record by mail, or found a digital image of it online, you enter the death date and place for your ancestor into your genealogy computer program and file the record away … but, wait! Have you squeezed every bit of information out of that record that you can? What else might it reveal that you haven’t considered? Can it lead you to other potential avenues of research? Do you really know – and understand – what it says and what the record implies? Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm) will teach listeners about “Digging Through Documents Word for Word” at this year’s Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, to be held at the Allen County Public Library Saturday, April 28. As featured speaker, she will present a total of four lectures. The conference also includes a second track of lectures and the society’s annual meeting and presentation of inductees into the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana and the Indiana Territorial Guard. It is open to the public. Cost is $30 for IGS members and $40 for non-members. To register online or print a registration form, visit the IGS website.