What’s New at ACGSI.org for April 2022

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

ACGSI volunteers are now indexing the 1950 census of Allen County. Visit the 1950 Census Index to monitor our progress. We have a “live” counter on our home page www.acgsi.org that updates as indexed names are added to our page.

Aboite, Adams, Cedar Creek, Eel River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Madison, Marion, Maumee, Milan, Monroe, Perry, Pleasant, St. Joseph, Scipio, and Springfield Townships are complete with the exception of areas within the Fort Wayne city limits. Indexing work is ongoing. The official population count for Allen County was 183,722, but we are indexing a few additional names which were not included in the official count.

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“Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogists Guide to Women & the Law” – May 11, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status, and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. An internationally-known lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠ from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Her blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com.

Register for this free genealogy educational Zoom program: Zoom – Don’t Forget the Ladies

View future programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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. Monthly handouts are on our Programs page: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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 at ACGSI.org for March 2022

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

ACGSI volunteers are now indexing the 1950 census of Allen County. Visit the 1950 Census Index to monitor our progress. We have a “live” counter on our home page www.acgsi.org that updates as indexed names are added to our page.

Aboite, Adams, Cedar Creek, Eel River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Madison, Marion, Maumee, Milan, Monroe, Perry, Pleasant, St. Joseph, Scipio, and Springfield Townships are complete with the exception of areas within the Fort Wayne city limits. Indexing work is ongoing. The official population count for Allen County was 183,722, but we are indexing a few additional names which were not included in the official count.

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

2022 April 13 Land Records AJC

Public Section

  • ACGSI program handout, Mar. 2022

Members-Only

  • ACGSI program video, Feb. 2022
  • Bethany Lutheran Church bulletin, 26 May 2013
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church newsletter, 2015
  • Crossroad newsletter, 2019-2021
  • Emmanuel Community Church women’s events flyer
  • Epiphany Lutheran Church newsletters, 2011-2020
  • Northrop High School Jazzfest program, 2022
  • Purdue Fort Wayne Mathematics Dept. alumni newsletter, 2021
  • Purdue graduates and honor students from Allen Co., Jan. 2022
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church bulletin, 19 Aug 2012
  • St. John Fisher (SSPX) Catholic Church history, 2009
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church bulletins, 13 Aug 2017, 29 Oct 2017
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church deaths, 1881-1896

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.

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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/

What’s New at ACGSI.org for February 2022

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

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

December 8, 2021 Free program Family Tree Maker Software for Moderate Users

Public Section

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Members-Only

  • Aboite Lutheran Church bulletins, 1994-1995, 2011-2019 (sel.)
  • Avalon Missionary Church newsletters, 2015
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church newsletter, Dec. 2013
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) deaths, 1994
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) index cards, through name #900
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Interfaith Thanksgiving service program, 1992
  • Grace St. John’s United Church of Christ newsletter, Oct. 2010
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church bulletins, 15 Sep 1991, 24 Dec 2011, 28 Oct 2012, 24 Dec 2012
  • Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren bulletin, 17 Apr 1992
  • Memorial Park Middle School musical program, 2021
  • North Christian Church newsletter, Mar. 22, 2016
  • Plat book, 1993
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lake Twp., newsletter, Jan. 1985
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church bulletins, 22 Dec 2013, 24 Dec 2013, 24 Dec 2015, 26 Mar 2016
  • Snider High School jazz invitational program, 2022

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.

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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/

“Get More Out of Your DNA Matches with Autoclusters” – March 9, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

Clustering your DNA matches is a tool that can help identify matches and explore branches of your family. This presentation will explore several methods to cluster your DNA matches. We will then focus on using autocluster reports available from GeneticAffairs.com or MyHeritage to analyze unknown DNA matches. We will explore autoclusters to understand how they can help you understand relationships with matches. We will also look at other clustering tools.

Glenn York, Glenn’s current focus is on genetic genealogy. He took is first test in 2005. He now manages DNA tests with all major testing companies for over 30 different family members. Glenn facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society. He is co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA. He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Library.

Register for this free genealogy educational Zoom program: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIpce…

View future programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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. Monthly handouts are on our Programs page: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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 at ACGSI.org for January 2022

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

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

December 8, 2021 Free program Family Tree Maker Software for Moderate Users

Public Section

  • Fort Wayne Times, Aug. 29, 1840, newspaper with added index
    Issue (v.1 n.6) contained much discussion of William Henry Harrison’s campaign for president. It has
    much of genealogical value including court notices from Allen, Dekalb, Steuben, and Whitley Counties, numerous local and regional advertisements, and three obituaries. One of the obituaries was for Michael Crants, aged about 90, one of the nine known Revolutionary War veterans buried in Allen County.
  • Funeral card collection through #17669
  • Probate case files from boxes 793, 794, 795 & 796 added to Estate Index (1890s)
  • Rev. Geo. S. Marlow church calendar added to Clergy Records Collection
  • Marriages, 2021

Members-Only

  • Fort Wayne Press Club dinner program, 1958
  • South Side High School class of 1961 reunions, 1971, 1981, 1986, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 
  • St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church financial report, 1936
  • St. John’s Reformed Church financial reports, 1927, 1929
  • St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church pictorial directories, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2010, 2015 
  • Woodlan H.S. class of 1973 reunion, 2013

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.

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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/

“Finding Your Germanic Ancestral Place of Origin” – February 9, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

To make progress in our German family history, we often want to keep going and “jump the pond” back to the old country. Yet, there is no central record repository for the former Germanic states, and many of the records we need were kept at the parish and local level. Thus, our first step is to find our ancestors’ local place of origin. We will look at a variety of sources in the U. S. and abroad that can guide you to your ancestor’s home place of origin. Examples and case studies will highlight how to approach and interpret these records when you find them.

Gail Shaffer Blankenau is on a mission to help fellow genealogists to succeed with their family history. She shares her research and advice in a wide variety of publications and speaks on genealogy at local, state, and national conferences, as well as at the Legacy Family Tree webinars online. She specializes in German genealogy, the Midwest and West, land records, homesteading, 19th-century photographs and lineage research. She was a consulting researcher for William G. Thomas III’s award-winning book A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (2020 Yale University Press), and serves as the genealogist for the Nickerson Family Association (Cape Cod), and the Germanic Genealogy Society board. She recently earned a master’s degree in history with an award-winning thesis “Journey to Freedom from Nebraska Territory.”

You may register for this free genealogy educational online Zoom program.

To see all our upcoming online Zoom programs go to the Programs page of our website: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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. Monthly handouts are on our Programs page: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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 at ACGSI.org for December 2021

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

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

December 8, 2021 Free program Family Tree Maker Software for Moderate Users

Public Section

  • Divorce filings, 1995
  • Divorce filings, 2021
  • Estate sale buyers, 1863
  • Peltier-Bockeloh undertaking property inventory, 1864
  • Researchers page updated

Members-Only

  • ACGSI program video, Dec. 2021
  • Allen County Lines, Dec. 2021
  • Central Catholic High School yearbooks, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953
  • Forest Park School Tatler newspaper, Jan. 1931
  • Fort Wayne City Government directory, 1930
  • Fort Wayne Red Book reverse tel. dir. and classified business dir., 1927 
  • North Side High School yearbook, 1963
  • Northrop High School Jazz Fest program, 2018
  • South Side High School Archer Arrows alumni newsletter, Win 2018; Spr, Fal 2019; Win 2020; Win 2020-21; Spr, Fal 2021
  • South Side High School yearbooks, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1973, 1974

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.

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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/

“Open Forum Panel Question and Answer”” – January 12, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

What do you need to know about research in Allen County? Is your Allen County research blocked because you don’t know where to find a record? Help is on the way! A panel of Allen County genealogists will review your question and offer advice. All you have to do is fill out a brief form which will be available one month prior to the program date. Our experts will provide information in a virtual program open to all, so other members with similar questions can benefit too.

You may register for this free genealogy educational online Zoom program.

To see all our upcoming online Zoom programs go to the Programs page of our website: www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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. Monthly handouts are on our Programs page: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

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 at ACGSI.org for November 2021

New Allen County, Indiana records added to our www.acgsi.org website. Many items are Public, while some are Members Only.  Your financial Donations, Volunteer time, articles for Lines, Certificate research, and Membership fees make it possible to maintain and add more items online to our ACGSI website.

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

December 8, 2021 Free program Family Tree Maker Software for Moderate Users

Public Section

  • North Side High School classes of 1941-1944 added to Alumni Directory Index

Members-Only

  • ACGSI meeting minutes, Mar.-May, Sep.-Oct. 2021
  • ACGSI treasurer’s reports, Jun., Sep., Oct., 2021
  • Baer Field Raceways program, 1980
  • Bible Baptist Church pictorial directory, 1973
  • Bishop Luers High School Knight Lights newspapers, 1973
  • Blackhawk Baptist Church directories, 1996, 1996; pictorial directories, 1999, 2001, 2003
  • First Baptist Church pictorial directories, 1978, 1992; directory, 1998
  • Fort Wayne Pistons program, 1956
  • Immanuel Baptist Church directories, 1973, 1974
  • North Side High School Northerner newspapers, 5 May 1978, 29 May 1981
  • North Side High School IHSAA regional track meet program, 1953
  • South Wayne Baptist Church pictorial directory, 1974; anniversary, 1986
  • Summit City Masonic Lodge No. 170 membership rosters, 1956 (with updates 1956-1963), 1966; officers and committees, 1965
  • West Creighton Avenue Christian Church histories, 1938, 1981; anniversaries, 1946, 1981, 1996; dedications, 1896, 1953

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.

20212022-genealogy-essentials-front

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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/