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Immigration project

FamilySearch has been compiling immigration records for its U.S. immigration project, and millions of passenger ship and naturalization records and Ellis Island records have been indexed so far. However, there are 60 million more records to index, and volunteers are being sought. Interested individuals or groups should send an e-mail to fsindexing@familysearch.org.

Genealogy course

The Indiana Historical Society will present a class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 called Advanced Genealogy Resources, Methods, and Skills. The extensive workshop, to be presented by lecturer and author Debbie Mieszala, will include Digging Through Documents Word By Word (10 -11 a.m.); Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research: Resources, Methods, and Skills (11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.); and following lunch (12:30 p.m.), Citing Your Sources (1:30–3 p.m.). Teachers will be able to earn education units (four general LEUs).

Registration costs $20 (or $16 for IHS members) and includes parking and same-day admission to the special exhibit, the Indiana Experience. The class will be held in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. For more information visit http://www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882.

Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing JBGriffis@aol.com

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