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Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Monthly Program

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m. (Meet and mingle with light refreshments begins at 6:45)

Place: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library's Strassweg Auditorium

“Stories of the First Families”

“Stories of the First Families” is the theme of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS) April 6 program. Ancestral accounts of some of the earliest settlers of Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties will be presented. The program is part of the “First Families Bicentennial Legacy Project” which identifies tri-county pioneers and their direct descendants and preserves those families’ histories.

“Jonathan Jennngs - a Presentation present by David P. Elliott”

Speaker, David P. Elliott, presents a Powerpoint program he has compiled on the Life of Jonathan Jennings

A “meet and mingle” with light refreshments will begin at 6:45 PM with program at 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. For more information, please visit http://www.sigsweb.org/meetings or call Donna Foster at 812-923-3492.


About "First Families"

“First Families” is an official Legacy Project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The project identifies Floyd, Clark, and Harrison County pioneers and their direct descendants and preserves those families’ histories. Membership is open to anyone verifying direct descent from a tri-county settler in the area prior to 1841. For more information about the First Families Legacy Project, please visit www.sigsweb.org/firstfamilies/" or call Donna Foster at 812-923-3492.

SIGS invites individuals to join the First Families Project by verifying direct descent descent from an ancestor living in the tri-county area prior to 1841. Approved applicants will receive First Families certificates and be honored guests at the annual History and Heritage Celebration in October of each year. First Families applications are online and can be downloaded at http://www.sigsweb.org/
Download First Family Documents

For more information, or to request a SIGS volunteer to assist with First Families research, e-mail SIGSVolunteer@gmail.com or call Donna Foster at 812-923-3492.


First Family Celebration 2017

The next "History and Heritage Celebration" will be held in October, 2017, location to be announced at a later date. It isn't too early to start working on your applications to be submitted in 2017. All applications must be submitted by August 1st, 2017 to be eligible to receive your certificate at the October 2017 event.

Note: The regular program times for our monthly meetings is the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. The public is invited to attend these monthly meetings.


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Need Help With Your Genealogy?

For assistance with First Families research, e-mail sigsvolunteer@gmail.com or call Donna Foster at 812-923-3492.
Deadline for 2017 submissions is August 1.

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  • Download First Family Documents Here
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  • Memories - History and Heritage Celebration October 2, 2014 - List of Certified Pioneer Ancestors