Indiana librarians can receive Librarian Education Units for attending various sessions.
To learn conference details and/or register online, visit http://www.indgensoc.org/conference.php.
One of the advantages of a membership in this society is being able to access several databases that are available only to members at http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/databases.php. Members also receive discounts on events, such as this conference.
Genealogy in Time magazine, an online newsletter at http://www.genealogyintime.com, suggests a simple way to read an old tombstone. Bring a bottle of water to the cemetery and sprinkle some water on the lettering to make the inscription more legible. The website provides the scientific explanation of why this procedure works. Genealogists only need to know that water will not damage the stone.
“This technique is particularly useful if you want to get good photographs of old tombstones. It is always a good idea to wet the tombstone first.”
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