Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming events

14 Apr 2021 9:00 AM •
24 Apr 2021 9:30 AM • Indianapolis Liederkranz 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis
05 May 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
10 May 2021 6:30 PM • Zoom, On line
02 Jun 2021 6:00 PM • Virtual via ZOOM
04 Jun 2021 9:00 AM • Virtual

Upcoming events

    • 14 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)

    2021 OGS Conference

    April 14-17, 202

    Bringing Sessions

    Directly to You

    Here is your opportunity to discover the sessions that are being offered at this year’s conference in several ways. You can download the 2021 conference registration booklet, flip through the registration booklet on-site, and/or check out a summary of the overall conference schedule.

    We have plenty of sessions to choose from that will help you grow as a genealogist. 

    Register Here

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Indianapolis Liederkranz 1417 E. Washington St., Indianapolis

    Palatines to America, 

    Indiana Chapter

    Spring Meeting

    April 24, 2021

    9:45 AM – 4:00 PM [EDT]

    Virtual via Zoom

    Featured Speaker: James Beidler

    Topic 1— Pennsylvania’s Launching Pads into the Midwest o Many Midwestern families spent a generation or more in Pennsylvania before migrating throughout the region as it grew in the 1800s. Hear details on major spots they came from in—and routes they took from—the Keystone State.

    Topic 2— Researching German Families in Pennsylvania o Applying genealogical basics to the peculiarity of searching for the rich records relating to America’s first large ethnic minority population – especially highlighting church registers and immigration documents – as well as the Second Wave Germans who joined them in Pennsylvania.

    Topic 3— Digging Pennsylvania Roots from Your Desktop o It’s estimated that one in four Americans has “Keystone State” roots. Much Pennsylvania research – from church records to land documents to courthouse filings – can be done remotely. Learn to get much of your genealogy done without setting foot in Pennsylvania by using FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania State Archives and other sites

    Topic 4— Go with the Flow: Finding All the Newspapers You Need! o There’s been a huge increase in accessibility of newspapers to genealogists due to digitization but keeping up with the many services—ranging from free to paid to publisher-sponsored sites—offering content is difficult. Learn the ebb and flow of finding historical newspapers onand offline, as well as finding and utilizing other newspaper resources such as abstracts and clipping files, and learn through a couple of case studies _________________________________________________________

    • 08 May 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Virtual DNA Workshop

    Presented by the

    Central Indiana DNA Interest Group and the Indiana State Library

    Saturday, May 8, 2021 ● 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

    This free virtual workshop focuses on using various DNA tools to understand how you are connected to your DNA matches. Speakers from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will cover topics on understanding genetic genealogy, reviewing DNA results; comparing shared matches; building family trees based upon DNA matches; and using various DNA tools to analyze matches. Using the Zoom Chat feature, attendees will be able to submit questions during the sessions and during the panel discussion at the end of the program.

    Register at: https://events.in.gov/event/virtual_dna_workshop.

    Beginner to Intermediate levels.

    Session Information:

    Session 1: Your DNA Test Results Arrived – What’s My Next Step?

    Speaker: Denise Anderson-Decina

    Description: This session will include an overview of genetic genealogy: autosomal DNA test results, match lists, ethnicity estimates, and tools to help you understand how you are connected to your matches.

    Session 2: Shared Matches and Genetic Networks

    Speaker: Andrea Ackerman

    Description: This session will focus on using the shared matches tool to organize your matches, verify ancestral lines, and solve recent unknown parentage and distant ancestral mysteries.

    Session 3: Ancestry Tools: Putting it all Together in Your Family Trees

    Speaker: Angela Guntz

    Description: This session will focus on creating well-documented family trees using Ancestry’s DNA groups, ThruLines, and ethnicity tools, along with traditional genealogical documents to verify relationships.

    • 04 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual