What’s New at ACGSI.org for October 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 from local estate sales, online sites, and wherever we can find local “stuff” to post online to our ACGSI website.

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

2022 November Story Map

Public Section

  • Nothing this month

Members-Only

  • ACGSI program videos and handouts, Sep. & Oct. 2022
  • Beck-Dunlap family
  • Concordia Lutheran High School senior review program, 1973
  • Fort Wayne Baseball Federation, 1948
  • GTE residential telephone listings, 1974, Fort Wayne, P-Z & outlying towns
  • GTE residential telephone listings, 1983
  • GTE residential telephone listings, 1984
  • Maple Creek Middle School football program, 2022
  • Memorial Park Middle School jazz program, 2022
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church bulletins, 23 Jun 1996, 19 Mar 2000, 11 Mar 2001, 14 Sep 2003, 22 Feb 2004, 24 Apr 2005, 24 Sep 2006
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church death records, 1879-1927
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church directory, 2018
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church First Communion programs, 1991, 1994
  • St. Vincent Catholic Church pictorial directory, 1982
  • St. Vincent’s Voices newsletter, 2007
  • Summit Middle School football program, 2022
  • Village Woods Jr. High School yearbook, 1974

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 2022-2023 season of programs will be hybrid programs, both in person in the Discovery Center Room at The Allen County Public Library and live streamed on the Zoom platform for those who cannot attend in person. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, our blog at acgsi.wordpress.com, 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. All times listed below are
Eastern Time. Programs are recorded and placed on our website under the “members only” tab.

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.

2022-23 ACGSI Programs

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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/

“The Family History Story Map – Plotting an Ancestors Story” – November 9, 2022    – Free Genealogy Program

This presentation provides you with the tools and knowledge to plan your first family history story. Learn how to outline a story using our Family History Story Map. With this map in hand, combined with a couple of new tools we’ve developed for the family history writer, you’ll be armed to create story after story. This presentation takes all the guessing out of what comes next in your story; there is no more writer’s block when you enlist our story map and plot your ancestor’s story.


Lynn Palermo is a family historian with a love for the written word. She is the writing and accountability coach at the Family History Writing Studio. She spends most of her days helping her students enrolled in her flagship writing course, The Masterclass. As a freelance writer and research coach, she has written for Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History, and Family Chronicles magazines. Named one of the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs by Family Tree Magazine, her posts have also been featured on The National Genealogical Society website. Lynn’s passion lies in teaching others how to write their family history stories. She guides family historians through writing their family history stories using a variety of mediums, including online courses, webinars, workshops, eBooks, and one-on-one conversations. Lynn holds a certificate in creative writing from the University of Toronto.

Zoom meeting register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of–tqDMjE9ZsBwl5Mtl9ayNbondZSb-b.

Future Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Programs are recorded for the Members Only section of our website: https://www.acgsi.org/

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 2022-2023 season of programs will be hybrid programs, both in person in the Discovery Center Room at The Allen County Public Library and live streamed on the Zoom platform for those who cannot attend in person. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, our blog at acgsi.wordpress.com, 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. All times are Eastern Time. Programs are recorded and placed on our website under the “members only” tab.

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 September 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.

AACGSI volunteers indexed the names in the 1950 census for Allen County now on our 1950 Census Index page. The official population count for Allen County was 183,722, but we indexed a few additional names which were not included in the official count.CGSI volunteers are now indexing the 1950 census of Allen County.

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

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Public Section

  • Deed Index 4, 1867-1873, scanned and queued for indexing
  • Funeral Card Collection through #18086

Members-Only

  • Allen County inauguration program, 1991
  • Allen County Basketball guide, 1947
  • Allen County Hockey League news, 1974
  • Catholic Youth Organization grade school basketball tournament programs, 1973, 1974
  • Central Catholic High School senior day program, 1958
  • Central Catholic High School vocations article, 1955
  • Central Catholic High School yearbook, 1922
  • Concordia High School and Concordia College yearbook, 1947
  • Elmhurst High School class of 1959 reunion directory, 2004
  • First Presbyterian Church pictorial directories, 1975, 1994
  • First Wayne St. United Methodist Church pictorial directory, 1982
  • Fort Wayne Bowling Assn. yearbook, 1977
  • Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce directory, 1993
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theater program, Oct. 1953
  • Fort Wayne Police Academy commencement program, 1968
  • Fort Wayne Scouts softball program, 1979
  • Fort Wayne Speedway program, Jun. 1933
  • GTE telephone directory, 1974, G-P
  • North Christian Church pictorial directory, 1976
  • North Side High School class of 1933 reunions, 1963, 1968
  • Portage Junior High School yearbook, 1966
  • Purdue University honor students and graduates, Jun. 2022
  • Scottish Rite convocation program, 1965
  • St. Jude Catholic Church bulletin, 16 Jul 1978
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church pictorial directory, 1987
  • South Side High School Archer Arrows alumni newsletter, Spr. 2022
  • South Side High School commencement program, 2022

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 2022-2023 season of programs will be hybrid programs, both in person in the Discovery Center Room at The Allen County Public Library and live streamed on the Zoom platform for those who cannot attend in person. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, our blog at acgsi.wordpress.com, 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. All times listed below are
Eastern Time. Programs are recorded and placed on our website under the “members only” tab.

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.

2022-23 ACGSI Programs

2022-23 ACGSI Programs2

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 Summer 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 indexed the names in the 1950 census for Allen County now on our 1950 Census Index page. The official population count for Allen County was 183,722, but we indexed a few additional names which were not included in the official count.

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“Endangered Ephemera: Rescuing Evidence of Our Endeavors” – October 12, 2022    – Free Genealogy Program

Learn to identify and preserve often overlooked and discarded bits of local history which capture evidence of people in the midst of activities which shed light on their associates, civic engagement, education, employment, faith, personal interests, and upbringing.

Adam Barrone is PERSI/Research Center Supervisor for the ACPL Genealogy Center and is webmaster for the Allen County Genealogical Society. In his role as webmaster, he searches out and digitizes materials of interest to families of Allen County people. To build on our impressive online digital archive, he needs your help to be the eyes and ears of the Society to seek out gems in personal collections, local offices, antique stores, auctions, used bookstores, and garage sales.

Zoom meeting register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkc-6przouHdW-u9OKkUN0vkMs6npiBovI.

Future Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Programs are recorded for the Members Only section of our website: https://www.acgsi.org/

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 2022-2023 season of programs will be hybrid programs, both in person in the Discovery Center Room at The Allen County Public Library and live streamed on the Zoom platform for those who cannot attend in person. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, our blog at acgsi.wordpress.com, 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. All times are Eastern Time. Programs are recorded and placed on our website under the “members only” tab.

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/

“A Genealogist’s Holiday: The 1950 Census” – September 14, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

“Census Release Day” is an informal but long-anticipated holiday for genealogist as we get to dive into a treasure trove of data. The Census was released on April 1st of this year, and it has been indexed. What are we missing? How can we find more about our ancestors? What is the best way to navigate the information? This presentation will answer these questions and more.

Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, is a senior librarian in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In that capacity she provides research consultations, serves on the Center’s programming team, and leads its family history webinars and educational initiatives. Allison presented at the 2020 RootsTech Conference, the 2018 Indiana Genealogical Society Conference, and was slated to speak at the 2020 National Genealogical Society’s Librarians’ Day. As a part of her position at The Genealogy Center, Allison was a Co-Chair of the 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. She is also a NE Regional Co-Coordinator for the National History Day in Indiana. In addition to her employment activities, Allison is also on the board of the Indiana Genealogical Society and Indiana German Heritage Society.

Zoom meeting register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIkd….

Future Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Programs are recorded for the Members Only section of our website: https://www.acgsi.org/

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 2022-2023 season of programs will be hybrid programs, both in person in the Discovery Center Room at The Allen County Public Library and live streamed on the Zoom platform for those who cannot attend in person. Registration for the virtual programs will be on the ACGSI website. For more information and current program offerings, please see www.acgsi.org, our blog at acgsi.wordpress.com, 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. All times are Eastern Time. Programs are recorded and placed on our website under the “members only” tab.

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 May 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 May Judy Russell Ladies

 

Public Section

  • Clergy record collection additions: Archbishop Noll photo, Rev. Spitzer card
  • Divorce case filings, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Members-Only

  • ACGSI minutes and treasurer reports, Nov. 2021-Apr. 2022
  • ACGSI program video, May 2022
  • Allen County Lines, Mar. 2022
  • GTE whitepages, 1986, 1998, Fort Wayne & surrounding communities
  • Indiana Institute of Technology commencement program, 2022
  • North Side High School commencement program, 1982
  • North Side High School Natl. Honor Soc. program, 2022
  • St. Andrew Commercial High School reception program, 1935
  • St. Henry Catholic School class photos, 1963-1969
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, history, 1959
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, pastors timeline, 2021
  • Village Elementary School kindergarten class photo, 1961
  • South Side High School commencement program, 1986

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/

“ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET” – June 8, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022 AT 7 PM

Curt B. Witcher will be speaking on “What’s New at The Genealogy Center.”

Curt B. Witcher is the Director of the Special Collection of the Allen County Public Library and 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 as well as the Indiana Historical Society 2019 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award winner for his extraordinary contributions to the field of history.

At our banquet, we will honor our new inductees into the following certificate programs:

FIRST FAMILIES those who were in Allen County prior to 12/31/1850

HOMESTEADERS those who were Allen County residents 1/1/1851 – 12/31/1875

CENTURY FAMILIES those who were Allen County residents 1/1/1876 through
100 years prior to the date of application (this year that is April 9, 1922).

We will also be recognizing the following individuals who volunteered for the society during the year:

Katharine Andrew, Adam Barrone, Judy Bunn, Linda Churchward, Dick Florea, Marge Graham, Sue Hart, Rebecca Irwin, Nancy Kucharski, Toni Meyers, Pat Ormiston, Deb Osborne, Judy Richter, Mike Rosswurm, John Schreiber, Mike Vorndran, Natalie Witters.

Register for Zoom online: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0pc…

Programs: https://www.acgsi.org/meetings.php

Website: https://www.acgsi.org/

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 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/