“Antique Post Cards of Fort Wayne” presented by Randy Harter – April 8, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

The Harter Postcard Collection is housed in the Allen County Public Library.  The antique postcards record the history of the city of Fort Wayne.  Learn how the vintage postcards were collected, dated, and stored.

Randy Harter is a retired business executive and local history buff.  He has been collecting for nearly forty years.  He is the author of Postcard History: Fort Wayne. He and his wife have gifted over 3,000 postcards to the Allen County Public Library.

—Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Genealogy Technology Group

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Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

New ACGSI Website “Stuff”

New “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2015 is listed here. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, membership fees and donations make it possible to keep adding more items online.

Added so far in 2015

February

  • —Guardianship bonds 1867-1879
  • —Funeral Cards now up to 11,155
  • —Peltier mortuary records 1874-1938

January

  • —Deceased voters, 1934-1975, Bi-Bj
  • —Divorce newspaper extractions, 1917-1918
  • —Marriage Book 144, photographed and uploaded
  • Mary Ward inquest, 1865
  • —20th Century Veterans Honor Roll
  • —African American Marriages, 1867-1892

Members Only Section

  • —December 2014 Allen County Lines quarterly periodical
  • —Geschichte der Evangelisch Lutheran St. Johannis Gemeinde, 1855-1905, Fort Wayne
  • —Membership directory, November 2014
  • —Minutes, November
  • —Treasurer reports, October-November

Free Monthly Educational Programs

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 Genealogy Technology Group

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Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

Genealogy Technology Group – March 18, 2015

GTG-title-An open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, computers, mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets, social media and much more.

Guests are Always Welcome!

Every 3rd Wednesday, September through May, bring your questions and/or problems to the 7:00 p.m. discussion in Meeting Room B at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Visit our web ACGSI site: www.acgsi.org

 

“Photograph Preservation” presented by Kay Spears – March 11, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

—This presentation includes the basics of scanning, suggestions on organizing, and a few tips on how to use Adobe Photoshop and/or Elements to restore your old family photographs.

—Kay Spears is Administrative Assistant for The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library for more than fourteen years.  She assists volunteers with database, digitizing work, and presents classes on graphics programs and preservation of photographic images.

—Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Genealogy Technology Group

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Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

Genealogy Technology Group – February 18, 2015

Guests are Always Welcome! 7:00 p.m. discussion in Meeting Room B at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

GTG-title-Our Genealogy Technology Group is an open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, computers, mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets, social media and much more. Bring your questions and/or problems to the Allen County Public Library, Room B on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Visit our web ACGSI site: www.acgsi.org

“Introduction to DNA for Genealogy” presented by Sara Allen – February 11, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Is DNA all Greek to you? Learn about the three major tests for genealogists: Y-DNA, mtDNA, and autosomal tests. By the end of the presentation, attendees will know how to use DNA testing to embrace their traditional genealogical research.

Presented by Sara Allen a Reference Librarian in The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library. A native of this area, she began researching her own family over thirty years ago at ACPL. She and her mother are co-administrators of the Mitchell surname and DNA project at Family Tree DNA.

—Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Genealogy Technology Group

GTG-title-

Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

Genealogy Technology Group – January 21, 2015

Guests are Always Welcome! 7:00 p.m. discussion in Meeting Room B at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

GTG-title-Our Genealogy Technology Group is an open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, computers, mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets, social media and much more. Bring your questions and/or problems to the Allen County Public Library, Room B on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Visit our web ACGSI site: www.acgsi.org

“Telling Your Own Story” presented by Curt Sylvester – January 14, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

During your genealogical searching, wouldn’t it be exciting to find that one of your grandparents had written their own autobiography?

Curt Sylvester will show us how each of us can write our own story as a gift to our future generations.

—Curt is past President of ACGSI and is the present Chair of Programming. He has written six genealogical books which are shelved in the Family History Room.

—Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Genealogy Technology Group

GTG-title-

Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

2014 Review of www.acgsi.org Additions

Lots of new “stuff” was added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2014. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, membership fees and donations help us keep adding more items online.

A sample of new “stuff” added in 2014.

Public Section

  • Allen County Marriages from State Index 1958-2004
  • Allen County Marriages, 1943-
  • Cholera Deaths, etc., Fort Wayne, 1849
  • Divorce newspaper notices 1896-1899, 1905-1916
  • First Families database updated with 2014 applicants
  • Funeral Card Collection now over 11,000 cards!
  • Gable Civil War clippings collection
  • Old Catholic Cemetery History from 1849+
  • Marriage books 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142
  • Home page 52 week portraits
  • Lindenwood Cemetery Index 1979-1992, 2011-2013
  • Social Security Death Index pre-2010
  • Voter registrations

Members-Only Section

  • Allen County Lines quarterly publications
  • Kinerk-Dalman family papers
  • Mid-1800s to mid 1900s church class lists, directories, calendars, donor lists, dedications, histories, manuals, and more
  • Miscellaneous business and high School records

Genealogy Technology Group – December 17, 2014

Guests are Always Welcome! 7:00 p.m. discussion in Meeting Room B at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

GTG-title-Our Genealogy Technology Group is an open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, computers, mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets, social media and much more. Bring your questions and/or problems to the Allen County Public Library, Room B on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Visit our web ACGSI site: www.acgsi.org

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