by Dawne

Sometimes the most interesting information about our ancestors can be found in records that we don’t use on a daily basis. These less common sources are the ones that can “put flesh on the bones” of our ancestors and make them more to us than someone who was born, married and died. One of the four talks to be presented by featured speaker Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm) at this year’s Indiana Genealogical Society Conference will be on one of these less-common record groups. Debbie will discuss locating patent records in her lecture, “Patently Unique: Locating Patent Records, Online and Off” at the Allen County Public Library on Saturday, April 28. The conference also includes a second track of lectures and the society’s annual meeting and presentation of inductees into the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana and the Indiana Territorial Guard. It is open to the public. Cost is $30 for IGS members and $40 for non-members. To register online or print a registration form, visit the IGS website.