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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.

03 February 2012

IGS and RootsTech - SLC - Day 1

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Picture taken during Barbara Renick's lecture "Eleven Layers of Online Searches"

IGS is "in the house" at the RootsTech conference! We are meeting the "Who's Who" in the genealogy world. (Well, Christa is and Juvanne is meeting old friends and making new.) Saw Joshua Taylor who has jumped from NEGHS to Brightsolid- a major sponsor here at Rootstech. Saw Geneabloggers Thomas MacEntee who made mention of IGS in his luncheon talk about the IGS's progress in technology and he also gave Christa some blogger beads. We took a class to help out our Idaho genealogists join the 1940 censuss indexing group. (Got confirmation that the IGS is a group for the 1940 Census and we are getting trained to take on volunteers). Just got a demo on BillionGraves.com- a new site that'll knock the socks off of genealogists who roam cemeteries with their camera. Took a class from Barbara Renick (a fabulous and personable lecturer) on internet search techniques. A night at the library ended a great day 1 at Rootstech convention in SLC. Stay tuned for details tomorrow!

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