With the completion of the Allen County Library and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, Indiana is full of enthusiastic, cheerful, and happy genealogists and historians, including employees from World Vital Records, Inc.
This week employees at WorldVitalRecords.com are attending the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme of the conference is A Meeting at the Crossroads of America.
And we are indeed meeting with people at the crossroads, as we have met with professional genealogists, first-time conference attendees, individuals representing many societies (FGS includes more than 500 societies), individuals who have developed products for the genealogy and family history market, along with thousands of others who are in attendance for this FGS Conference.
While we were working at the booth this morning we had a lady named Nancy Dzierzawski from Brooklyn, MI, come and share a funny success story with us. She said that she recently joined WorldVitalRecords.com and that she was trying to trace an obscure name.
She typed the name into the search box and found a result from the Everton Pedigree and Family Group Sheets database. She clicked on the result, saw the name and said, “Oh great. There is a family group sheet that has been submitted with the name.”
Next Dzierzawski clicked on the family group sheet and discovered her own family group sheet that she had submitted more than 30 years ago when she received her first computer!
“It’s proof that all of those old group sheets that we sent to Everton are still there. They really were saved, and I was very pleased,” Dzierzawski said.
Updates on the conference will be provided throughout the week.