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We are so excited you found us. Come join us and see why the unraveling of family history is the fastest growing hobby in the land. All members of Idaho Genealogical Society and persons interested in their family history are welcome. The Idaho Genealogical Society meets 11 months out of the year. December is our holiday month.

Board meetings are held at the Lake Hazel Library, located at the corner of Five Mile and Lake Hazel, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho 83709.

05 October 2011

IGS Annual Conference October 3, 2011

Craigmont, Idaho      3 October 2011     IGS Annual Conference

Thank you kindly to Shelley Kuther, President of the Ilo-Vollmer Genealogical Society,  and the IVGS who kindly hosted our annual event.  We had two wonderful speakers, a 2011 Esto Perpetua award winner gave an amazing lecture about his bountiful knowledge in necrogeographical studies. We were amazed at his research and appreciated his humorous and informative stories. Who knew why some people were buried facing west, or why older cemeteries could possibly contain a ton of arsenic if tested? Steve Branting's lecture alone made the drive north well worth the trip.

We also had the wonderful Jean Timmermeister, President of the Kootenai County Genealogical Society, give us some tips as to what makes an organization thrive. As you probably already know... it's the people. She showered kindness on those she served with and amongst.  As many of us know, genealogy is truly about the relationships you build, past, present, and future. Thank you Jean for coming! You inspired us all to take, just one thing, if anything, and use it to inspire us in our genealogy endeavors.

Our wonderful newly voted-in President of the Idaho Genealogical Society, Juvanne Martin, introduced us to the 1940 U.S. Census that will be released to the public in a few months.   A short film from the National Archives & YouTube was shown. See one of  the videos at :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZk6rASC8k&feature=relmfu

Genealady (aka Dana) reviewed our IGS Annual Conference on her blog!
Catch Genealadies full review  of our IGS Annual Meeting at:
http://www.justfolks.us/archives/458

Hopefully Genealady can give us a few tips to help our blog grow and thrive!

We hope to see you all next year!!!


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