The Journey from Imaging to Your Computer"
Ann and Michael Packham
Monday, April 13, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VCPL Rooms A, B & C
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world, with a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. The Packhams are here in Vigo county to preserve the county's probate records dating back to 1818 so that they can be shared online at FamilySearch.org, one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the Internet. The Packhams will present the details of this process.
Ann and Michael Packham are from Utah. She is a retired accountant, and he, a retired band and orchestra teacher. They are here in Vigo County as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the specific assignment as record preservation volunteers. They do this because of their love for genealogy and their dedication to connecting families across generations. Their family, posterity and ancestry, brings joy and meaning to the Packhams' lives.
Follow their progress at Packham's Pixels.
Read a featured article in the TribuneStar.
Wednesdays – April 22, 29 – May 6, 13, 20, 27
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Vigo County Public Library
Computer Room #2
Legacy is a family history computer program that makes it extremely easy to store your genealogical information.
Family trees containing millions of people can be recorded, displayed and reported. Legacy keeps track of names, alternate names, dates, places, events, notes, sources, pictures and sounds and presents them on screen in such an intuitive manner that you can easily see the big picture of your entire family. It is easy to navigate through all your family links using the Family View and Pedigree View screens. Moving from generation to generation is a breeze. Adding new individuals and marriages can be done at any time and in either view. Editing and adding new information is simple and understandable.
For more information and registration regarding the Beginning Legacy Genealogy Classes view under "Upcoming WVGS Events."
Indiana Genealogical Society
Annual Meeting and Conference
Featuring The Legal Genealogist
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Saturday, April 25, 2015
University Hall, Indiana State University
401 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN
IGS Members - $35.00 Non-Members - $45.00 Dead line for pre-registration is Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
At the Door Fee - $50.00
For more information and registration - please visit this website www.indgensoc.org/conference.php
The featured speaker will be Judy G. Russell of The Legal Genealogist. Russell holds a law degree from Rutgers and credentials as a Certified Genealogist and Genealogical Lecturer from the Board of Certification of Genealogists.
Russell started the The Legal Genealogist website legalgenealogist.com in part to help people understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are important to those studying family history.
Sessions presented by Russell on Saturday, April 25 include: “Your First Trip to the Courthouse”; “Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty: Military Pensions and the Civil War”; “Staying Out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists”; and “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep”.
Other local presenters will provide sessions on: The Settlement of Vigo County; The Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, a collection of area images, audio histories and artifacts; and DNA, its applicability to genealogy and family history research.
Preceding the Saturday event a Society Management Seminar will be held on Friday, April 24 in the Vigo County Public Library. The Friday event will provide tips and ideas on to improve local genealogy societies. This session is free for officers of IGS chapters and $5.00 for everyone else. For more information visit - http://www.indgensoc.org/seminar.php.