by Dawne

If someone suggests that you search for material for your ancestors at FamilySearch.org and you think, “Been there, done that,” think again! New material is being added to this free site at an amazing rate. Some of this material is indexes and abstracts, along with the film numbers of microfilmed records that you may order from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, to be used at The Genealogy Center. For other record types and localities, FamilySearch is linking digital images of the original records. FamilySearch employee Michael Hall from Utah will present a lecture on “What’s New With Family Search” at the 2012 Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, Saturday, April 28, at the Allen County Public Library. The conference also will include a second lecture by Hall, talks by Genealogy Center librarian Melissa Shimkus, and Allen County Genealogical Society President Curt Sylvester, as well as four presentations by featured speaker Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm). The IGS Conference 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.