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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for October 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.

October 12, 2020, was the 15th anniversary of acgsi.org. Our deed index continues to grow steadily. The index cites nearly 46,000 deeds (two parties each) in the period 1873-1889. We are now indexing in the 1890s.

Public Section

  • Divorce filings, 2003-2005

Members-Only

  • Central High School yearbooks, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1937, 1938, 1939
  • First Christian Church anniversary programs, 1946, 1971, 1977, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2002
  • First Christian Church dedication program, 1952
  • First Christian Church directories, 1946, ‘65, ‘72, ‘74, ‘79, ‘82, ‘84, ‘88, ‘95-‘96, ‘99, 2000, 2004-2012
  • First Christian Church histories, 1946, 1971
  • First Christian Church Tidings newsletter, 1953-2000, 2004-2012
  • Fort Wayne High School yearbook, 1923
  • Fort Wayne Rose Society documents, 1958-1971, bylaws, 1963, yearbooks, ‘60,’64,’65,’70,’71,’72
  • Program video, Oct. 2020
  • Reaching Out in Love sister congregations list, 1992, Fort Wayne
  • Waynedale Elementary School class photos, 1968-1974 (sel.)
  • West Creighton Av. Chrsitian Church membership record cards, 1896-2007
  • West Creighton Av. Christian Church memorial fund record cards, 1970s-1990s

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/

Why Should I Look at Revolutionary War Pension Records? – November 11, 2020 – Free Genealogy Program

Pension records are an invaluable source for learning more about your Revolutionary ancestor, his family, military unit, and fellow servicemen. Discover how to access these rich files and what family history information could await.

Melissa Tennant, the Genealogy Services Manager of The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, co-coordinates programs and seminars, supervises preservation and digital projects, and administers the Genealogy Center.org website.

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 September 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.

October 12, 2020, was the 15th anniversary of acgsi.org. Our deed index continues to grow steadily. The index cites nearly 46,000 deeds (two parties each) in the period 1873-1889. We are now indexing in the 1890s.

Public Section

  • Funeral Card Collection through #17007
  • Marriage record #205, pp. 201-300 scanned and uploaded for indexing
  • Milner seminar registration information

Members-Only

  • ACGSI Bylaws & Guidelines updated
  • ACGSI Treasurer reports, Jun., Jul. & Aug. 2020
  • Allen County Lines, Sep. 2020
  • Central Catholic High School class of 1944 directory
  • Central High School anniversary program, 1954
  • Commencement programs
    • Central Catholic High School, 1957
    • Heritage High School, 2020
    • Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, 1950
    • New Haven High School, 2020
  • Fort Wayne High School yearbook, 1921
  • Forest Park School Tatler newspaper, June 1934
  • GTE white pages, 1994-1995, Allen Co.
  • St. Therese 1st grade class photo, 1967-1968
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 1988, 1989
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 1995-1999

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/

October 14, 2020 – Finding Unknown Fathers or Grandfathers by DNA – Free Genealogy Program

Have a family secret in your family? Those with unknown fathers or grandfathers may not have found any traditional genealogical records naming their father or grandfather. A next step is to take a DNA test. Learn how to find an unknown father or grandfather by DNA testing.

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).

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 FacebookPinterest 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: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.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 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.

Public Section

  • Funeral Card Collection through #16967
  • Klaehn mortuary records, P-S, from vol. 5 added to Funeral Home Records

Members-Only

  • Commencement programs
    • Central Catholic High School, 1958, 1969
    • Central High School, 1952
    • East Allen Univ. High School, 2019, 2020
    • International College, 1958
    • IPFW, 2007, 2008
    • Leadership Fort Wayne, 2010
    • Leo High School, 1951, 2020
    • North Side High School, 1961, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1993
    • Northrop High School, 2020
    • Snider High School, 2020
    • South Side High School, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Fort Wayne Newspapers employe manual with history, 1970s
  • GE News, Nov. 1957, Oct.,Dec. 1977, Oct.,Nov. 1978, Nov. 1982
  • Indiana Tech directory, 1946-1947
  • IPFW Alumni publications, 2003-2016
  • IPFW Donors, 2010-2011
  • IPFW Math Club newsletter, 1997
  • IPFW Math Alumni Dinner program, 2010
  • Republican Party slate, 1968
  • St. Peters Lutheran Church documents, 2013-2019 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Spiece Fitness membership newsletter, 2015 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Washington School Surveyor newspaper fragment, 1954
  • Wayne High School honors dessert program, 1996
  • Wayne High School student newspapers, 1978, 1980, 1992

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 FacebookPinterest 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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

GENEALOGY FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 2020 – 2021

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, 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.

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

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

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 July 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.

Public Section

  • Estate buyers, 1856

Members-Only

  • Commencement programs
    • Blackhawk Christian, 2020
    • Central Catholic, 1941
    • Central High School, 1931, 1934, 1943
    • Concordia Lutheran, 2012-2014, 2016, 2018-2020
    • Elmhurst, 1968 (baccalaureate only)
    • Harding, 1995
    • Homestead, 2007-2020
    • Indiana Institute of Technology, 2015-2019
    • IPFW, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2000, 2013
    • Monroeville, 1887, 1922, 1926, 1937, 1948, 1967
    • Snider, 1968, 1975
    • South Side, 1956, 1968
    • Woodlan, 1973, 2019-2020
  • Ely School souvenir, 1926, St. Joseph Twp., 20 records added to School Souvenir Collection
  • Faith Holiness Church history, 1971
  • Fort Wayne High School rank of scholars, 1871
  • Fort Wayne Public Schools perfect attendance certificate, 1860s
  • Harvester Avenue Missionary Church pictorial directory, 1985
  • Home Telephone & Telegraph Co. directory, 1923
  • North Side High School class of 1961 reunion, 1971
  • Polk city directory, 1974, Fort Wayne
  • Wayne High School student newspapers and documents, 1980-1982, 2008-2009

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our future programs in the fall of 2020 will be online as Zoom meetings. Our programs normally meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for May 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.

Public Section

  • Divorces, Jan.-Jun. 1930; 2006-2011
  • Estate buyers, 1854-1855
  • Marriage book #205 (pp. 1-200) scanned and uploaded for indexing
  • Peltier mortuary records, T-Z added to Funeral Home Records

Members-Only

  • Central Catholic High School Class of 1960 reunion announcement and lists, 2015 (from Dave Peterson
    estate)
  • Concordia Lutheran High School National Honor Society induction program, 2015 (from Dave Peterson
    estate)

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 was scheduled as in-person event with AMY JOHNSON CROW. Because of the COVID-19 shutdown of the library, this event will be online as a Zoom program.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our future programs in the fall of 2020 will be online as Zoom meetings. Our programs normally meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for April 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.

Public Pages

  • Divorce case files from Boxes 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494 & 495, 1870s-1880s
  • Funeral card collection through #16910

Members-Only

  • Berghoff family reunion papers, 1987, 1998 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Frontier residential telephone listings, 2019, Allen County
  • General Telephone Co. telephone directory, 1959, Fort Wayne & New Haven (ACGSI purchased book)
  • Misc. Berghoff, Engesser, Goings, Goyings, Jauch, Klug, Mayer papers (from Susan Prowant estate)

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 was scheduled as in-person event with AMY JOHNSON CROW. Because of the COVID-19 shutdowns whether this event proceeds online as a Zoom program or an in-person event is yet to be determined.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our programs meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events until May 17, 2020 since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

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/