News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 16, 2013

Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in August

Tamie Dehler
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Federation of Genealogical Societies will stage its 2013 conference Aug. 21-24 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne. The Allen County Library is sponsoring the event.

This year’s conference promises to be an interesting one. Several “tracks” featuring areas of interest and special information will be highlighted. These include: African American research, research in the British Isles, focus on ethnic origins, European roots, genetics, German research, how to and lessons learned, methodologies, Midwestern research, including religious communities, neighboring states, and Midwestern repositories, migration and immigration, military, NARA/federal research, online resources, researching records, technology and transportation. Within each special interest “track,” several different presentations will be offered throughout the conference.

Cost is $190 for the full four days and $80 for a single day, if early registration is sent in by July 1. After that date, the cost will be $240 for the full conference and $100 for a single day. A number of local hotels have special room rates for the event.

To view a list of speakers, get lodging information, see the agenda, or to register, visit

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is offering a bus trip to attend the FGS conference and do research at the Allen County Library, Aug. 21-24. Round-trip bus tickets are $85 per person (subject to a fee adjustment depending upon how many people sign up for the trip). A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown. Cost of the room will be $129 per night for two nights; maximum occupancy is four people per room.

Contact Linda Malooley for more information at or call 812-238-2415. To register for the WVGS bus trip, visit and look under “Upcoming WVGS Events.”

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