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March 24, 2013

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The National Genealogical Society’s annual conference on May 8-11, “Building New Bridges,” will be in Las Vegas, Nev., with multiple sessions offered every hour, presented by more than 100 speakers, including Henry “Hank” Jones, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Megan Smolenyak, and Curt Witcher. For details on this important event, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info.

Indiana workshop

The Indiana Historical Society will host a special class, “Read All About It: Accessing Digitized Indiana Newspaper Archives,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18. This database contains more than 2 million digitized newspaper pages from more than 760 Indiana newspapers dated 1924 and earlier, and can be searched by keyword.

The cost is $10 (or $8 for IHS members); participants are eligible for two technology LEUs (teaching units); and the fee includes parking and same-day admission to the Indiana Experience. For more information, call (317) 232-1882 or visit the society’s website at http://www.indianahistory.org.

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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