Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

October 2, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society to Present
"First Families' History and Heritage Celebration"

A History and Heritage Celebration, the premiere event of First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties, Indiana, will be held
Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. The public is invited to visit
between 6 and 7 PM and enjoy frontier era music by fiddler Tom Cunningham; meet genealogists, historians and re-enactors of
tri-county citizens, and view local history displays. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are welcome to dress in pioneer costume.

At 7 PM, First Families certificates will be awarded to those who have proved direct descent from an ancestor living in Floyd, Clark or
Harrison County prior to 1841.

Living historian Mandy Dick will present as her first family ancestor, Elizabeth Pennington, and tell her remarkable story of kidnap
by Indians, return to her Harrison County family, marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, and her influence on the writing of Indiana’s
state constitution.

The celebration is co-sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room.

Note: Meeting time for this event has been changed to 6 PM.

Current time in New Albany

Upcoming Meetings

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Genealogist Joanne Pry Howard will present a workshop on beginning German genealogy. She will suggest strategies for pinpointing an immigrants’
home village, town, or city in Germany. Topics to be covered include using family records, passenger lists, naturalization papers, cen-suses, local
histories, newspapers, and cemetery records.

DECEMBER 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Genealogist Phil Hysell will share tips, tricks, and tools to make your genealogy come alive, be more efficient and more enjoyable by using your
computer. He will illustrate the effective use of family tree databases, photo restoration, finding “lost” family cemeteries, writing your family story,
and the creative use of old photos and 8 mm movies.

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.