Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

State News

March 7, 2014

IHS hosts genealogy online: Productive, organized and successful

Cyndi's List creator offers advice on research, organization and efficiency

Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) will host Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi’s List, as she leads a workshop covering online genealogy research. The event will take place Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

Genealogy Online: Productive, Organized and Successful is a workshop designed to teach individuals about creating a research plan using online tools and services, learning to stay organized and on task and writing effective communications and research notes.

Ingle has been a genealogist for more than 33 years and has accomplished many milestones over those years. She created Cyndi’s List, a categorized and cross referenced index to over 327,000 online genealogical resources. The website receives more than 3.2 million visitors a month and was voted the best genealogy site on the Web several times. Ingle has also authored three books about genealogical research on the Internet, is an internationally known lecturer and has served as a past board member for the National Genealogical Society.

Registration is $40 for general public and $32 for IHS members; box lunch is $12. Registration includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience, which uses interactive and high technology experiences to bring to life the tremendous archival holdings of the IHS in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The Indiana Experience will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

For more information about this and other IHS programs and events, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. Normal operating hours for the History Center and the Indiana Experience are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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