- The Indiana house of representatives is considering a bill proposing a 24 percent cut in Indiana State Library funding, including eliminating the library’s genealogy department and reducing staff by 10 percent.
Read more about this bill and its effect on the Indiana State Library’s genealogy collection on the Indiana Genealogical Society blog. The blog post also gives links for the best representatives to contact (both for Indiana residents and those outside the state).
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is extending its 2015 conference early registration discount deadline to Monday, Jan. 26. The 2015 FGS conference will be held Feb. 11-14 in Salt Lake City, in conjunction with FamilySearch’s RootsTech conference (which runs Feb. 12-14). Register for FGS here (you’ll have the option to add on a RootsTech registration).
- Do you have Greek roots? The first national Hellenic American Genealogy Conference is planned for Saturday, April 25, in New York City at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Topics will cover Greek genealogy in the United States and in Greece, and speakers include Dr. Marietta Minotos of the General State Archives of Greece, and HellenicGenealogyGeek.com founder Georgia Stryker Keilman. Attendance is free, but registration is required. See the agenda and registration contact on the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce website (scroll down on the Upcoming Events page).