by Dawne

Has this ever happened to you? You are doing a search in Ancestry.com and you ask for 1860 census entries for an individual in Allen County, Indiana, but the first several results you get are for another county entirely. Yet there are Allen County, Indiana, results further down in the list. WHY does this happen and how can you get the results that you really want? Genealogy Center librarian Melissa Shimkus will demonstrate tips for getting the most meaningful results for your searches in Ancestry.com at a presentation titled “Becoming Expert on Using Ancestry” at this year’s Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, Saturday, April 28, at the Allen County Public Library. The conference also will two talks by FamilySearch’s Michael Hall and one by 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.