What’s New at ACGSI.org for March 2021

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only. Volunteers, membership fees, and your donations of family research, time, and money make it possible to keep adding more items online.

We are adding videos of our Free monthly online Zoom Programs in our Members-Only section.

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Public Section

  • ACGSI program schedule, 2021-2022
  • Besancon Chronicles (n.68-71), 2019-2020
  • Divorce case files from boxes 498-500 (1868-1882)
  • Estate sale buyers, 1859-1862
  • Funeral Card Collection through #17189

Members-Only

  • ACGSI meeting minutes and treasurer reports, Jan.-Feb. 2021
  • ACGSI program video and handout, Mar. 2020
  • Allen County Lines, Mar. 2021
  • Bishop Luers High School student newspapers, 1961-1965
  • Republican Women’s Club booklets, 1957, 1958
  • South Side High School yearbooks, 1932, 1937

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI Events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Your History Can Be Found At Home: Virtual Libraries” – April 14, 2021- Free Genealogy Program


Attendees will learn about the different online resources available to help them find hard-to-locate genealogy books online for free. Whilst researching family history, many find they need to access a resource from a remote place that is not local. Others have exhausted most research options other than books and need to use these published sources to break through a brick wall. Attendees will receive a list of Virtual Libraries to use for research, including such websites as Internet Archive, FarmilySearch Books, Google Books, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and more. Attendees will also receive tips on how to utilize these resources to get the best results.

Curt Witcher, Manager of the Genealogy Center, will present the program.

Register on Zoom

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for February 2021

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only. Volunteers, membership fees, and your donations of family research, time, and money make it possible to keep adding more items online.

We are adding videos of our Free monthly online Zoom Programs in our Members-Only section.

 

Public Section

  • Estate sale buyers, 1857-1858

Members-Only

  • ACGSI program video and handout, Feb. 2020
  • Allen County plat book, c. 1963
  • Arcola telephone directory, 1967
  • Associated Churches history, 1984 (from First Christian Church)
  • Cathedral deaths, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925
  • Forest Park School student photos, 1957
  • Fort Wayne Country Club booklets, 1940-1944
  • Fort Wayne Orphan Home 50th anniversary souvenir, 1933 (from First Christian Church)
  • Fortnightly Club program, 1895
  • Haley Elementary School yearbook, 2000
  • Maccabees party programs, 1940, 1941
  • Macedonian Political Organization convention program, 1934
  • Monroeville High School commencement program and photo, 1951
  • Nebraska Elementary School attendance book, grades 2A and 2B, 1948-1949
  • North Side High School class of 1934 reunion, 1959
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall, proceedings, 1955
  • Poe School class photo, 1950
  • Pythian Sisters programs and tickets, 1922, 1945, 1949-1955
  • Republican Fort Wayne Forum News, Jul. 1939
  • St. Jude’s Catholic Church First Communion photo, 1962
  • St. Jude’s Catholic School eighth grade class photo, 1968
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church history, 1940
  • Snider High School yearbooks, 1978, 1979, 1980
  • South Side High School baccalaureate program, 1940; Ivy Day program, 1939
  • South Side High School yearbooks, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1930
  • Village Woods Junior High School Norseman yearbook, 1970
  • Wayne High School commencement program, 2020
  • West Creighton Av. Christian Church Creightonian newsletter, 1962, 1963, 1964

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI Events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Researching Tennessee and Kentucky Ancestors” – March 10, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

Learn how to track your Tennessee and Kentucky ancestors, including the best print sources, physical repositories and online resources.

Sara Allen is a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. She is the administrator of the Mitchell Y-chromosome surname project at FamilyTreeDNA. She has completed several advanced DNA courses at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).

Register on Zoom

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for January 2021

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only. Volunteers, membership fees, and your donations of family research, time, and money make it possible to keep adding more items online.

We are adding videos of our Free monthly online Zoom Programs in our Members-Only section.

 

Public Section

  • Divorce filings, 2020
  • Insanity records, 1870-1876
  • Marriages from state indexes, 2020

Members-Only

  • Aboite Elementary School yearbook, 1988
  • ACGSI Allen County Lines, Dec. 2020
  • ACGSI general meeting minutes, Sep.-Dec. 2020
  • ACGSI program video, Jan. 2020
  • ACGSI treasurer’s reports, Sep.-Dec. 2020
  • Archer Arrows alumni newsletter, South Side High School, 2016-2020
  • Arcola telephone directories, 1926, 1958, 1963
  • Bishop Dwenger High School commencement program, 1977
  • Blackhawk Middle School yearbook, 2002
  • Carroll Middle School yearbook, 1991, 1997, 2000
  • Central Catholic High School commencement programs, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1954
  • Central High School class of 1945 reunion program and directory, 1990
  • Central High School yearbooks, 1926, 1945, 1964
  • Columbia City telephone directory (with Arcola), 1977
  • Concordia College history, 1939
  • Indiana Institute of Technology commencement program, 2020
  • Irwin Elementary School yearbook, 1993
  • Memorial Park yearbook, 1995
  • Miami Middle School yearbooks, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Monroeville High School commencement program, 1955
  • Most Precious Blood School yearbook, 2003
  • New Haven High School yearbooks, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • New Haven High School yearbooks, 1985, 1986
  • North Side High School yearbooks, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1949, 1959, 1960, 1964
  • Northwood Jr. High yearbooks, 1972, 1974
  • Peace Lutheran Church pictorial directory fragment, 1976 
  • Shriners Allah Bi newsletter, Feb. 1968
  • Spotlite on Fort Wayne magazines, 1964-1971
  • St. Louis Academy (Besancon) yearbook, 1999
  • Wayne St. Methodist Church history, 1949
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 2003, 2014, 2019
  • Weisser Park/Whitney Young Elementary School yearbook, 1991; directory, 1991; 2nd grade class lists, 1993

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI Events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Go West, Young Man: Westward Migration in the Mid-1800’s” – February 10, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

The concept of moving west was not a new one by the mid-1800’s. Americans had been setting their sights on land to the west of civilization since before the United States was even a country. This hunger for land could not even be stopped by a civil war. Let’s explore a bit of the history and available records sets for studying your ancestors’ movement to the west.

Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, is a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center. Among her activities at the Genealogy Center, she is a Northeast Regional Co-Coordinator for the National History Day in Indiana, was a co-chair of the 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, and recently spoke at the 2020 RootsTech Conference.

Register on Zoom

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for December 2020

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only. Volunteers, membership fees, and your donations of family research, time, and money make it possible to keep adding more items online.

We are adding videos of our Free monthly online Zoom Programs in our Members-Only section.

 

Public Section

  • Nothing this month

Members-Only

  • Central High School yearbooks, 1943-1944
  • Crescent Avenue Evangelical Church (later UMC) Aramanth Circle booklet and photo, 1913, Fort Wayne
  • Daughters of Isabella Domestic Review, Fort Wayne
  • First Methodist Church (later First Wayne St.) directory, 1955, Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne High School commencement program, 1901
  • Fort Wayne Historical Pageant & Regatta program, 1931
  • Fort Wayne Woman’s Club yearbook, 1926-1927
  • Franklin Middle School yearbooks, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980
  • Jefferson Junior High School yearbooks, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975
  • Lakeside Middle School yearbooks, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1979, 1984
  • Lane Junior High School yearbooks, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974
  • Maplewood Mennonite Church history, 1960-1995
  • Memorial Park Middle School yearbooks, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991
  • Order of the Eastern Star session program, Prince Hall Grand Chapter, 1967
  • Peace Lutheran Church directory, 2008
  • Peace Lutheran Church pictorial directories, 1970, 1980-1981, 1985-1986, 1990-1991, 1995, 2001
  • Program video, Allen
  • Realtor Girls Club yearbook, 1925-1926
  • Scottish Rite convocation/reunion programs, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1939, 1945, 1958
  • Shriners session program, 1910, Fort Wayne
  • South Side High School class of 1970 reunion, 2015
  • Summit Middle School yearbooks, 1998, 2001, 2003
  • Telephone directory, 1959, Hoagland, Poe, Preble & Tocsin
  • Village Woods Junior High School yearbooks, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Unity Lutheran School yearbooks, 1975-1979, 1983

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI Events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Great Discoveries and Unique Ancestors” – January 13, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

Presented by ACGSI Members

This evening will be an open sharing time for those who wish to share about a unique ancestor, a great discovery, how they broke through a brick wall, or any other topic of interest. Prior to this online event, information will be provided on how those wishing to share can register to be a presenter. These evenings always prove to be fun and informative.

Register on Zoom

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for November 2020

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only. Volunteers, membership fees, and your donations of family research, time, and money make it possible to keep adding more items online.

We are adding videos of our Free monthly online Zoom Programs in our Members-Only section.

Public Section

  • Deceased voter registrations, surnames Bras-Bro
  • Divorce case packets from Boxes 496 & 497 (1870s-1880s)
  • Divorce news, 1930, 2nd half (from Linda)
  • Divorce filings, 2002
  • Funeral card collection through #17089

Members-Only

  • American Business Women’s Assn. documents, 1973-1990
  • College Club directory, 1923-1924 (Amer. Assn of Univ. Women)
  • Leadership Fort Wayne commencement program, 2000
  • North Highlands Church of Christ directory, 1988
  • Order of the Eastern Star session programs, Queen Esther Grand Chapter, 1944; Prince Hall Grand Chapter, 1955 (these Indiana state-level chapters comprised of African-American women convened in Fort Wayne in these years.)
  • Program videos, Milner & Tennant
  • Waynedale Elementary School class photos, 1983-1986
  • Waynedale Elementary School PTA appreciation lunch program with recollections by retiring teacher, Carol Ayres, 1988
  • West Creighton Av. Christian Church Creightionian newsletter, 1930-1961

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites:

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI Events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

Pre-1850 Census Records and Census Substitutes – December 09, 2020 – Free Genealogy Program

The time period before 1850 is a challenging one for family history. Record gaps exist, while other records often do not name women and children. How can you bridge those gaps and surmount those obstacles? Come to this program to find out how to use pre-1850 census records and census substitutes effectively in your genealogical research.

Sara Allen is a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. She is the administrator of the Mitchell Y-chromosome surname project at FamilyTreeDNA. She has completed several advanced DNA courses at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).

Register on Zoom

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Our Free Educational Programs are presented at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. To expand our audience and bring the amazing resources of the society to a wider audience, our 2020-2021 season of programs will begin as virtual programs on the Zoom platform. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, or visit us on Facebook.

ACGSI members will be emailed an invitation to each Free Educational Program. Membership in the society is open to all.

Any changes to the meeting platform will be announced on our social media sites.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Monthly Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/acgsifw/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/