June 8, 2016 – Day with John Philip Colletta

Brick Wall stopping you? Wonder how to search Naturalization Records or Ship Passenger lists? Join us June 8, 2016 at the Allen County Public Library to hear one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Share our blog with your friends and come hear John Colletta who has worked at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.
ACGSI 2016 Banquet confirmation
We are co-sponsoring this event with the Genealogy Center to keep costs low so that everyone can afford to attend.

Use our online PayPal registration page: http://www.acgsi.org/colletta.php,

or download a pdf form for printing: http://www.acgsi.org/colletta.pdf

ACGSI 2016 Banquet confirmation2

Please share this day long event with your friends on Social Media and via email.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

 

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.

Web and Social Media Sites:

 

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

New ACGSI Website “Stuff” for March 2016

20160419 acgsi web pageNew Allen County, Indiana genealogy family history research “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2016 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.

March 2016

  • www.acgsi.org is now a secure https site with an SSL certificate
  • Allen County naturalizations from state indexes, 1840-1930
  • Common Pleas Court divorces and associated order book images, 1868-1869
  • Deceased voter registrations, Boa-Boo
  • Funeral Card Collection through #14164
  • Marriage books 152 & 153 photographed and uploaded
  • Vital record collection through #175

Members Only Section

  • First Christian Church membership register, 1911-1980s, M-O
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church pictorial directory, 1999

Free Monthly Educational Programs

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

 

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

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

Genealogy Technology Group – April 20, 2016

Family Tree Maker replacement software and Windows 10 continue as leading discussion topics. Any genealogy technology topic is welcome.

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

“Maps: The Use of Cartography to Enhance your Family’s History” presented by John Beatty – April 13, 2016 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

The use of maps can enhance one’s genealogical books and family history.  This presentation will explore the history of Fort Wayne from the perspective of its maps, from the early 1700’s to the present.  Gain insight on how maps can be used creatively in your family’s history.

John Beatty is a Certified Genealogist with Masters degrees in History and Library Science from the University of Michigan. He has a staff member at the Genealogy Center for 31 years.

—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.

New ACGSI Website “Stuff” for February 2016

New “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2016 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.

February 2016

  • “Day with —John Philip Colletta” June 8, 2016 banquet online registration form: http://www.acgsi.org/colletta.php or print to mail form: http://www.acgsi.org/colletta.pdf
  • Deceased voter registrations, surnames starting with BL
  • Deed index through #1990
  • Divorces 1891
  • Emanuel Lutheran (Marion Twp.) burials, fixes for diacritics
  • First Baptist Church registers, 1837-1853, 1837-1865
  • First Christian Church membership register, I-M
  • Marriage book 151
  • ‘Grow as a Genealogist’ page: http://www.acgsi.org/grow.php
  • Vital record collection through #166
  • Fort Wayne deaths, Jan.-Jul. 1873

Members Only Section

  • ——Grace Reformed Church register, 1883-1887
  • St. John’s Reformed Church register, 1844-1848, —was at SE corner of Washington & Webster (only a dozen or so local churches have 1840s records)

Free Monthly Educational Programs

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

 

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

GTG-title-

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.

Genealogy Technology Group – March 16, 2016

Family Tree Maker software and Windows 10 continue as leading discussion topics. Any genealogy topic welcome.

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

“Gaining Insight into a Life with School Research” presented by Adam Barrone – March 9, 2016 – Free Educational Genealogy Program

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

School records are often overlooked by genealogical researchers.  School records might help fill in dates, places and other information.  Learn where to look for school records that will enhance your research.

Adam Barrone is supervisor of the ACPL Historical Genealogical Research Center.  He began genealogical research at the age of fifteen.  After a short stint as a teacher, he became a staff member at ACPL working with PERSI and is webmaster for ACGSI.

—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.

New ACGSI Website “Stuff”

New “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2016 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 2016

  • —Divorce news, 1919-1923
  • —Common Pleas guardianship bond book 1
  • —Court records collection through #2624, 1847-1853, 1863-1868
  • —Marriage Book 149 & 150 photographed and uploaded for indexing
  • —2015 Marriages added
  • —Deed Index through #1906
  • —Funeral Card Collection through #14064

Members Only Section

  • ——December Allen County Lines
  • —First Christian Church membership register A-H
  • —Forest Park United Methodist Church pictorial directory 1974
  • —Society membership directory, email list update November 2015, general meetings, 1976-June 2007, May, June, October 2015
  • —Society scrapbook Volume 6 (2011-2014)
  • —Tokheim Oil Tank & Pump Co. employee newsletter, 1946-1949

Free Monthly Educational Programs

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

2015-2016 Free Educational Programs brochure

 

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 – February 17, 2016

We continue our discussions about upgrading to Windows 10, replacement software for Family Tree Maker, how to copy data from old to new computers, and any other topics that attendees want to discuss.

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

“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

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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