14 July, 2013
Speaker Spotlight: Tina Lyons
Hey everyone! My name is Tina Lyons. I’ve been working behind the scenes of the FGS 2013 Conference as Publicity Chair, but I’m also a speaker at the conference. I’m a genealogy researcher, lecturer and blogger in Fort Wayne, Indiana. That means I’m just a little bit spoiled living so close to The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. I also serve as Vice President of the Indiana Genealogical Society.
On Wednesday at 2:00 PM, join me for “Social Media for Our Societies” (W-115) as part of Focus on Societies Day. Is your society ready to take the step into social media? Or is your society looking to expand the social media presence it already has? In this session, we’ll discuss old and new social media platforms and how your society can use them effectively. These tips will apply whether you are representing a society, library or your own professional presence online.
“History and Records of Indiana’s ‘Gore’” is session S-444 on Saturday at 3:30 PM. This session isn’t about blood and guts in Indiana. Instead, it covers the history of a triangle of Southeastern Indiana that led to records in unexpected places (unless you know the history). Even if your ancestors didn’t live in this area, you can still learn how knowing the history of your ancestor’s homelands can lead you to the records and help you understand them. And don’t miss the trivia game at the end to see what you learned.
I look forward to seeing everyone in Fort Wayne this August. Until then, you can find me online at my website, my GenWishList blog or on Twitter @genwishlist.