Technology in Genealogy Users Group Meeting – November 16, 2019

The topic for discussion this month is the library’s new catalog, WISE that launches November 11, and how genealogists can most successfully use it.

We meet at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month in the Discovery Center at the Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN. The library has a web page describing the new WISE website here.

 

Please begin brainstorming about the December technology topic.

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Second Wednesday evening September to May with 6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. FREE genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Digital Newspaper Sources in The Genealogy Center” presented by Delia Cothrun Bourne on November 13, 2019 – Free Education Program

Newspapers can be a great source of information about your ancestor, from birth announcements and wedding descriptions to gossip, both scandalous and mundane. Learn the sources available to you to locate electronic newspaper databases in The Genealogy Center.

Delia Cothrun Bourne, staff member of The Genealogy Center since 1983, has worked with PERSI as an editor and encoder for over twenty-five years. She was a writer for the History of Fort Wayne and Allen County 1700-2005.

Guests are Always Welcome!

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

 

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for September 2019

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.

Public Pages

  • Estate buyers lists, 1846
  • Fort Wayne Sentinel death lists, 1895-1898, added to Vital Records Collection
  • Funeral card collection through #16728

Members-Only

  • ACGSI general meeting minutes, Apr-May 2019
  • ACGSI treasurer reports, Apr-Aug 2019
  • Allen Co. Lines full issue PDF, Sep. 2019
  • Felix Goyings descendants
  • Franz Berghoff descendants
  • Grace Reformed Church Heidelberg Class record, 1922-1926
  • Grace Reformed Church Ladies Aid & Missionary Society minutes, 1893-1896
  • Grace Reformed Church Young Womens Missionary Society minutes, 1914-1916
  • Grace St. John’s United Church of Christ membership database index cards (433 members), 1988
  • Herman Berghoff descendants, 1993
  • Hubert Berghoff descendants, 1993
  • Mayer-Baker materials
  • Newspaper ads, 1950s-1990s, Fort Wayne
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church histories and research, 1848+

Fall Seminar

Day with Judy G. Russell

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Tips for Interviewing Military Veterans” presented by Kayleen Reusser on October 9, 2019 – Free Education Program

Kayleen Reusser will share her experiences of interviewing hundreds of veterans of all eras. An interview form will be provided with key questions for securing information about the veteran’s life and military service. Guidelines will also be provided for photographing the veteran, their medals, and military souvenirs. She has written their stories in magazines, newspapers, and books.

Kayleen Reusser has interviewed hundreds of veterans from all eras beginning with World War II. She has written three books from her interviews and has had many articles published in newspapers and magazines. She has also written sixteen non-fiction middle-grade books on Greek mythology, celebrity biographies, and ethnic cookbooks.

Guests are Always Welcome!

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm.

Fall Seminar

Day With Judy G. Russell


Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for August 2019

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.

Public Pages

  • Broadway Cemetery historical notes, documents, and plat map
  • Estate buyers lists, 1839-1846
  • Peltier mortuary surnames starting with S, added to funeral home record collection
  • Society program schedule, officers lists, and contacts updated for 2019-2020

Members-Only

  • 127 Berghoff & Klug photos
  • Berghoff Brothers the Story, 1987
  • Berghoff Family, 1898-1998, and index
  • Berghoff Family from Germany to America, 1818-1998
  • Church Women United newsletter, Sep. 2003
  • Family of Gregor Klug…, 1870-1973
  • First Presbyterian Church pictorial directories, 1980-1981, 2004
  • Haley Elementary School dedication program, news, and speech, 1970
  • Hoagland-Poe-Preble-Tocsin telephone directory, 1958
  • Indiana Federation of Clubs District 12 history, 1882-1938
  • June Lines
  • Klug Family Tree, 1942
  • Marriage Book 183 photographed and uploaded for indexing
  • Most Precious Blood Catholic Church pictorial directory, 2007
  • Simpson United Methodist Church pictorial directory, 1997
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church pictorial directories, 1976-1977, 1999
  • St. Jude Catholic Church pictorial directory, 2009
  • St. Peter Catholic Church pictorial directory, 2003
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church pictorial directory, 1992

Fall Seminar

Day with Judy G. Russell

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

The second Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m. is our FREE genealogy program in the Discovery Center on the second floor in the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Exploring French Settlers in Allen County, Indiana” presented by Martine Copeland on September 11, 2019 – Free Education Program

The area now known as Allen County has a long history of French explorers, traders, and settlers. Many of the county’s prominent families share in this French heritage. This presentation will share research into this segment of our county’s heritage.


Martine Copeland, born and educated in France, came to the United States as a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina. She later moved to New York City where she worked on Wall Street and as a real estate broker. Her research in Allen County was sparked by a surname found on a stained-glass window at Saint Louis Besancon Catholic Church.

Guests are Always Welcome!

The second Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m. is our FREE genealogy program in the Discovery Center on the second floor in the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fall Seminar

Day With Judy G. Russell


Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for April 2019

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.

Public Pages

  • Funeral Card Collection through #16516
  • Jury lists, 1873-1900, Allen Co.

Members-Only

  • Christ United Methodist Church pictorial directories, 1994, 2000
  • Church Women United directories, 1960, 1984-1985, 1988-1990; luncheon program, 1988
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Home/Crossroad Messenger newsletters, 1950-1991 (65 scattered issues)
    •  50th-anniversary program, 1933
    •  news clippings, 1935-1990
    •  centennial history, 1883-1983
  •  Indiana Michigan Power Imprint employee newsletter, Jun. 1993
  •  Lines (Mar.), Treasurer’s Reports (Dec.-Mar.), Minutes (Nov.-Mar.)
  •  Marriage book 182 photographed and uploaded for indexing
  •  St. John’s United Church of Christ confirmation class photos, 1897-1982, Fort Wayne (completed)

Fall Seminar

Day with Judy G. Russell

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Second Wednesday evening September to May with 6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. FREE genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

 Genealogy Technology Group

Third Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m in ACPL Meeting Room B. Round table discussion of anything related to genealogy research using the internet, computers, mobile devices, social media, software and much much more.

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

Genealogy Technology Group – May 15, 2019

An open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, monthly backups, computers, mobile devices such as cell phones 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.

Fall Seminar

 

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Second Wednesday evening September to May with 6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. FREE genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2018-2019 Free Educational Program brochure on Facebook

 

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Colonial Era Research” presented by Curt Sylvester on May 08, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation reviews research in the “Colonial Era” (1607 through July 4, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence). A review of the thirteen colonies provides information on people of various nationalities, languages, religions, and political beliefs struggling to create a unique life experience while living under English Law.

Curt Sylvester, an ACGSI member, has many ancestors who were residents of the colonies in the early 1600’s and residents of Indiana before it was a state. He has researched and written several books. He is secretary of the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. Refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fall Seminar

Day With Judy G. Russell


Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Genealogy Technology Group

Third Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m in ACPL Meeting Room B. Roundtable discussion of anything related to genealogy research using the internet, computers, mobile devices, social media, software and much much more.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for March 2019

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.

Public Pages

  • Funeral Card Collection through #16516
  • Jury lists, 1873-1900, Allen Co.

Members-Only

  • Christ United Methodist Church pictorial directories, 1994, 2000
  • Church Women United directories, 1960, 1984-1985, 1988-1990; luncheon program, 1988
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Home/Crossroad Messenger newsletters, 1950-1991 (65 scattered issues)
    •  50th-anniversary program, 1933
    •  news clippings, 1935-1990
    •  centennial history, 1883-1983
  •  Indiana Michigan Power Imprint employee newsletter, Jun. 1993
  •  Lines (Mar.), Treasurer’s Reports (Dec.-Mar.), Minutes (Nov.-Mar.)
  •  Marriage book 182 photographed and uploaded for indexing
  •  St. John’s United Church of Christ confirmation class photos, 1897-1982, Fort Wayne (completed)

Spring Seminar

April 26-27, 2019

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Second Wednesday evening September to May with 6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. FREE genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

 Genealogy Technology Group

Third Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m in ACPL Meeting Room B. Round table discussion of anything related to genealogy research using the internet, computers, mobile devices, social media, software and much much more.

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/