CALDWELL----The Idaho Genealogical Society will kickoff their annual
statewide conference and meeting Saturday, May 18th at the Caldwell
Canyon County Family Scanners are hosting this year's IGS
Conference. Family Scanners along with the local chapter of DAR are
providing their genealogy collection for individual research in the
Idaho Room of the library.
The conference begins at 10 o'clock with registration and signing up
for afternoon workshops. Rick Ardinger, Executive Director for the
Idaho Humanities Council, will give an overview of IHC funding and
programs. Linda Morton-Keithley, Administrator for the Idaho State
Historical Society Library and Archives, will preview what's new at ISHS
and projections on the new building.
A catered luncheon is scheduled for 12:15 PM.
"Historical Quilts of Idaho" will be the keynote address at the IGS
Conference. Sharon Harleman Tandy, published author and designer, will
discuss the pioneer craft with a slide presentation and display many of
Idaho's finest quilts.
Tandy is a native of the Pacific Northwest and Idaho for 24 years.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University in
1986 and a Master's degree in Quilt and Textile History in 1998.
The Boise native is a member of the Idaho Humanities Council
Speakers Bureau and has addressed audiences throughout the United
Participants are encouraged to bring their own quilts for helping
in the dating process.
Tandy's presentation is made possible with funds from the Idaho
Humanities Council and the Boise Cascade Corporation.
Concurrent workshops will run throughout the afternoon until 4
PM. Topics are as follows: Adoption records-Presenter, Lois Wight,
Searchfinders of Idaho; Model Program-Mobilizing Student Researchers for
Genealogical and Historical Research-Presenter, Kay Stauff, Warren E.
McCain Middle School Librarian, Payette, Idaho; Naturalization
Records-Presenter, Glenda Longstreet, Deputy Clerk for the U.S. Courts;
What's new at the ISHS Library and Archives-Presenters, Rod House,
Archivist; Phyllis Lyons and Steve Barrett, Library Assistants; Creating
a genealogical work area in your local library or history museum-a panel
of presenters throughout the state.
The Idaho Room at the Caldwell Public Library will house a DAR
booth for service programs, eligibility and the application process.
Juvanne Clezie Martin, owner of the Research Network and Idaho
Connections, will demonstrate the Idaho Death Index CD (1911-1950) and
answer queries on various Internet sites.
Advanced registration for the IGS Conference is $15.00 for IGS
members and $20.00 for non-members. Registration is available at the
door, but lunch cannot be guaranteed for late registration. Registrants
may send their name, address, and telephone number to the Idaho
Genealogical Society, PO Box 1854, Boise, Idaho 83701-1854.