Writing a family history is the goal of many genealogists who want to take preserve for future generations the material that they have found during countless hours of research. Allen County Genealogical Society President Curt Sylvester will present “Writing a Book Using Family Tree Maker and Microsoft Word” during the 2012 Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, Saturday, April 28, at the Allen County Public Library. The featured speaker for this year’s conference is Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm), of the Chicago area. Also presenting lectures will be Melissa Shimkus, librarian in The Genealogy Center, and Michael Hall of FamilySearch. The IGS Conference 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.