Spring is coming! I would like it a little warmer, thank
you! It’s coming!
would like to encourage you to go to some of the “bigger” conferences
where you can network with other people from all over and see what their
meetings are like. Get ideas of
what programs they have and where they get speakers from. You don’t need to go to the national
meetings, go to the smaller ones, Midwestern Roots (held on the even year in
Indianapolis), Indiana Genealogical Society’s Annual Management Seminar and
Conference(2015 will be April 25 in Terre Haute at Indiana State University). Go to a meeting in another county and
see what they do. Go to a workshop
or conference sponsored by another county that is close or one that you are
interested in researching.
are going to be coming up in November and we need the co-operation of
everyone. Think about getting
involved and bringing in new ideas. I
am 99% sure each of you has your own ideas.
We will try to publish the slate of officers on the website and through
email. Please, please contact me
if you would and let me know what office or committee you would like to get
the annual conference in Fort Wayne, J. Mark Lowe presented: “Out on a
Limb…Trapped by Bad Research”. Feeling
trapped by bad, weak or missing evidence contributes to misleading research. Get back on track by reviewing your
research finding, sharpen your techniques, evaluate your sources, and map a
new course. Often in collecting
evidence, we omit steps and create later problems with our research. “Haste makes waste!”
to work from the known to the unknown. We
were the following to help us on our research:
Create a profile
Link your ancestor
Examine each piece
Support your ideas
with a research plan
the research problem. Summarize
the known details. Identify fully
all records and repositories in this project.
Identify any limitations on the research.
Present both positive and negative findings. Summarize the findings. Develop a work plan for continuing the
luck on your researching…..