“Using Online Newspaper Databases” presented by Delia Cothrun Bourne – February 10, 2016 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

Newspapers provide a wealth of information about our ancestors’ lives, vital records, notices, tax records, biographical detail and local gossip.  Online databases have made browsing and searching much easier. This presentation will demonstrate the major databases available at the Genealogy Center that you will find most useful for your family history search.

Delia Cothrun Bourne has been on staff at the Genealogy Center since 1983.  She is Co-Coordinator of Programming and Co-Administrator of Genealogy Center’s blog and Facebook page.  For 25 years, she has worked with PERSI as an encoder and editor.  Delia was a writer for the History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 1700-2005.  She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

—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 – January 20, 2016

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

“Sharing Unique Finds during Genealogical Research” presented by ACGSI Members – January 13, 2016 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

Members of ACGSI are  invited to share any unique ancestors or facts that they have discovered during their genealogical research.  This will be a fun evening as we share our famous or infamous ancestors, their occupations, and their unique life experiences.

—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.

2015 New ACGSI Website “Stuff”

Some of the 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.

Highlights of 2015

  • ——Marriage Books 144, 146, 148 photographed and uploaded
  • —Deed Index through #1906
  • —Funeral Card Collection through #12510
  • —1860 Plat Map Index fixed
  • —John Colletta 2016 event online shopping page
  • —Enumerations of 1871 and 1889 reports of statistics
  • —Local census 1897, Shirley – later renamed Woodburn
  • —Vital Records Collection through #151 Fort Wayne deaths August 1871 – July 1872,  clippings 1895-1899,
  • —Monroeville Odd Fellows Cemetery 1888 articles of incorporation
  • —Mortality schedule images added, 1850, 1870, 1880
  • —Court Records through #1964 (Guardianships through 1903)
  • Estate Index files
  • Fort Wayne Electric Corporation payroll ledger 1894-1896
  • Vital Records Collection – 132 deaths list clippings 1895-1899, 1781
  • —Guardianship bonds 1867-1879
  • —Peltier mortuary records 1874-1938
  • —Deceased voters, 1934-1975, Bi-Bj
  • —Divorce newspaper extractions, 1917-1918
  • —Mary Ward inquest, 1865
  • —20th Century Veterans Honor Roll
  • —African American Marriages, 1867-1892
  • Guardianships through year 1890 comprise 6,931 names
  • ——Marriage book records  photographed cover 10 years, almost 25,000 images from 41 books, volunteer indexing continues
  • —Wellman Funeral Home records consolidated with Peltier records as Funeral Home Records Index
  • —Marriages 1943-
  • —Marriages 2005-2014

Members Only Section

  • ——Forest Park United Methodist Church pictorial directory 1974
  • —Grace Reformed Church register, 1930s-1940s in progress
  • —Society general meetings, 1976-June 2007, May, June, October 2015
  • —Society scrapbook Volume 6 (2011-2014)
  • —Tokheim Oil Tank & Pump Co. employee newsletter, 1940-1949
  • —Bowser Ink employee newsletter, 1955-1961
  • —Constitution/Bylaws/Guidelines, 2015
  • —Trinity English Lutheran Church newsletters, 1948-1970
  • —Zollner Machine Works Rocket employee magazine, 1942-1946
  • —Monroeville Church of the United Brethren in Christ worship program with board members, March 17, 1929
  • —First Families files #1-60
  • —Fort Wayne Superintendent’s Report excerpt, deceased teachers, 1949
  • —Huntertown High School commencement program 1967
  • —Monroeville High School Echo, 1911-1912
  • —North Christian Church births, weddings, scrapbooks, 1950s+
  • —Plat map index to landowners 1965
  • —West Creighton Av. Christian Church deed to New Haven Missionary Church, 2008
  • March Lines
  • —Treasurer reports December 2014-February 2015
  • —December 2014 Allen County Lines quarterly periodical
  • —Geschichte der Evangelisch Lutheran St. Johannis Gemeinde, 1855-1905, Fort Wayne

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 – December 16, 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

“Probate Records, More Than Just Wills!” presented by Marge Graham – December 9, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Wills are one of the first documents searched for proof of family relationships.  What other types of records are filed in probate court?  Where will they be found and how are they used?  What substitutes are available in case of missing or destroyed records?  Suggestions and tips will be shared for a successful search of probate records.

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

Marge Graham, former Certified Genealogist, has more that 33 years of genealogy research experience.  She is past president of ACGSI and now serves as Education Chair and Website Coordinator.  An instructor at the ACPL Genealogy Center, she continues to volunteer having surpassed 2,500 hours.  She is the Allen County Genealogist for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

—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 – November 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

“Roll Call: New Sites and Sources for Military Records and Research” presented by Curt Witcher – November 11, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

There are ever increasing numbers of online resources for those looking to document the military history of their ancestors.  This talk will highlight some new as well as some lesser-known online resources for military research.

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

Curt B. Witcher is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library and is also the manager of the Genealogy Center.  Curt is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society.  He is also the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.

—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 – October 21, 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

“Diaries, Journals, and Day Books” presented by Rodney Scott – October 14, 2015 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

When in the process of our genealogical research we are fortunate to uncover a diary or journal there is an explosion of information about our ancestors.  The style and type of these documents are reviewed with outlines of how such items can be created for your own family histories.

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

Rodney Scott is a retired clinical therapist.  He taught at Ivy Tech College for ten years and at the University of Saint Francis for three years.  A long time ACGSI member, Rodney has written his own journals since 1976 and he has also made a study of such elements.

—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.

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