Come explore “Migration Then and Now” at the Midwestern Roots 2010: Family History and Genealogy Conference presented by the Indiana Historical Society at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The conference is scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7, with pre-conference activities on Aug. 5.
Session tracks will include immigration/emigration, ethnic history, methodology, and technology and DNA. Learn about the many types of resources that can answer questions about your family’s history in different places over time, and discover how these resources have “migrated” to new technology.
Expand your research base with the help of national and regional experts including John Phillip Colletta, Kandie Adkinson, Roberta Estes, Thomas D. Hamm, Shamele Jordon, George G. Morgan, David E. Rencher, Loretto “Lou” Szucs and others. Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, the conference banquet speaker, will explain how he has used genealogical fact to inspire his poetry.
A number of pre-conference activities will be offered on Aug. 5. Sign up for a writing workshop, computer lab, genealogy library assistant workshop and an evening panel discussion on migration. The panel discussion will take place at the Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library Central Library and will include authors and historians June Alexander and James Bergquist, who will share their insight on the migration experience.
The conference center is conveniently located off I-465 with free parking and two hotels in order to fit your budget. Multiple registration options are available so that you can plan on attending all three days or just the one day that fits your hectic schedule.
For more information, please call (317) 234-0033 or visit www.indianahistory.org/midwesternroots.
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