Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
May Monthly Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 West Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Genealogical Society Hosts “First Families” Workshop

Speakers: Melissa Wiseheart, Allison Frederickson, and Kathy Fisher

Library representatives of genealogy and local history departments will present a workshop,
“Finding First Families in Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties” at the May 1 program of the
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Guest speakers Melissa Wiseheart, Allison Fredrickson,
and Kathy Fisher of the New Albany-Floyd County, Jeffersonville Township (in Clark County),
and Harrison County Public Libraries will suggest strategies for researching original settlers in
the three counties by using common and unique resources.

The program is part of SIGS’ First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Project
which is dedicated to discovering, honoring, and preserving the memory of the tri-county pioneers.
Membership in First Families is open to anyone proving direct descent from a settler living in the
tri-county area prior to December 31, 1840.

You may download applications at the link below for the First Families Project.
SIGS will celebrate its 35th anniversary at the program and refreshments will be served.
Meeting time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library,
180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana.

The Public is invited to attend.

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    Upcoming Meetings

    June 5. - “New Albany: City by the River,” a documentary film about New Albany by Daniel Frank and Philip Collins.

    July 3. - Kaleidoscope Genealogy. Several speakers will present various family history topics.

    Need Help With Your Genealogy?

    Several evenings each month, SIGS members assist individuals in their research to qualify for
    "First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties, a project of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

    To set up a meeting with a SIGS volunteer, please call us at 949-3527 or
    E-mail us at
    for more information.