“Researching Tennessee and Kentucky Ancestors” – March 10, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

Learn how to track your Tennessee and Kentucky ancestors, including the best print sources, physical repositories and online resources.

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 January 2021

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.

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

 

Public Section

  • Divorce filings, 2020
  • Insanity records, 1870-1876
  • Marriages from state indexes, 2020

Members-Only

  • Aboite Elementary School yearbook, 1988
  • ACGSI Allen County Lines, Dec. 2020
  • ACGSI general meeting minutes, Sep.-Dec. 2020
  • ACGSI program video, Jan. 2020
  • ACGSI treasurer’s reports, Sep.-Dec. 2020
  • Archer Arrows alumni newsletter, South Side High School, 2016-2020
  • Arcola telephone directories, 1926, 1958, 1963
  • Bishop Dwenger High School commencement program, 1977
  • Blackhawk Middle School yearbook, 2002
  • Carroll Middle School yearbook, 1991, 1997, 2000
  • Central Catholic High School commencement programs, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1954
  • Central High School class of 1945 reunion program and directory, 1990
  • Central High School yearbooks, 1926, 1945, 1964
  • Columbia City telephone directory (with Arcola), 1977
  • Concordia College history, 1939
  • Indiana Institute of Technology commencement program, 2020
  • Irwin Elementary School yearbook, 1993
  • Memorial Park yearbook, 1995
  • Miami Middle School yearbooks, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Monroeville High School commencement program, 1955
  • Most Precious Blood School yearbook, 2003
  • New Haven High School yearbooks, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • New Haven High School yearbooks, 1985, 1986
  • North Side High School yearbooks, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1949, 1959, 1960, 1964
  • Northwood Jr. High yearbooks, 1972, 1974
  • Peace Lutheran Church pictorial directory fragment, 1976 
  • Shriners Allah Bi newsletter, Feb. 1968
  • Spotlite on Fort Wayne magazines, 1964-1971
  • St. Louis Academy (Besancon) yearbook, 1999
  • Wayne St. Methodist Church history, 1949
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 2003, 2014, 2019
  • Weisser Park/Whitney Young Elementary School yearbook, 1991; directory, 1991; 2nd grade class lists, 1993

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/

“Go West, Young Man: Westward Migration in the Mid-1800’s” – February 10, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

The concept of moving west was not a new one by the mid-1800’s. Americans had been setting their sights on land to the west of civilization since before the United States was even a country. This hunger for land could not even be stopped by a civil war. Let’s explore a bit of the history and available records sets for studying your ancestors’ movement to the west.

Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, is a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center. Among her activities at the Genealogy Center, she is a Northeast Regional Co-Coordinator for the National History Day in Indiana, was a co-chair of the 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, and recently spoke at the 2020 RootsTech Conference.

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 December 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.

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

 

Public Section

  • Nothing this month

Members-Only

  • Central High School yearbooks, 1943-1944
  • Crescent Avenue Evangelical Church (later UMC) Aramanth Circle booklet and photo, 1913, Fort Wayne
  • Daughters of Isabella Domestic Review, Fort Wayne
  • First Methodist Church (later First Wayne St.) directory, 1955, Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne High School commencement program, 1901
  • Fort Wayne Historical Pageant & Regatta program, 1931
  • Fort Wayne Woman’s Club yearbook, 1926-1927
  • Franklin Middle School yearbooks, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980
  • Jefferson Junior High School yearbooks, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975
  • Lakeside Middle School yearbooks, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1979, 1984
  • Lane Junior High School yearbooks, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974
  • Maplewood Mennonite Church history, 1960-1995
  • Memorial Park Middle School yearbooks, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991
  • Order of the Eastern Star session program, Prince Hall Grand Chapter, 1967
  • Peace Lutheran Church directory, 2008
  • Peace Lutheran Church pictorial directories, 1970, 1980-1981, 1985-1986, 1990-1991, 1995, 2001
  • Program video, Allen
  • Realtor Girls Club yearbook, 1925-1926
  • Scottish Rite convocation/reunion programs, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1939, 1945, 1958
  • Shriners session program, 1910, Fort Wayne
  • South Side High School class of 1970 reunion, 2015
  • Summit Middle School yearbooks, 1998, 2001, 2003
  • Telephone directory, 1959, Hoagland, Poe, Preble & Tocsin
  • Village Woods Junior High School yearbooks, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Unity Lutheran School yearbooks, 1975-1979, 1983

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/

“Great Discoveries and Unique Ancestors” – January 13, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

Presented by ACGSI Members

This evening will be an open sharing time for those who wish to share about a unique ancestor, a great discovery, how they broke through a brick wall, or any other topic of interest. Prior to this online event, information will be provided on how those wishing to share can register to be a presenter. These evenings always prove to be fun and informative.

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 November 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.

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

Public Section

  • Deceased voter registrations, surnames Bras-Bro
  • Divorce case packets from Boxes 496 & 497 (1870s-1880s)
  • Divorce news, 1930, 2nd half (from Linda)
  • Divorce filings, 2002
  • Funeral card collection through #17089

Members-Only

  • American Business Women’s Assn. documents, 1973-1990
  • College Club directory, 1923-1924 (Amer. Assn of Univ. Women)
  • Leadership Fort Wayne commencement program, 2000
  • North Highlands Church of Christ directory, 1988
  • Order of the Eastern Star session programs, Queen Esther Grand Chapter, 1944; Prince Hall Grand Chapter, 1955 (these Indiana state-level chapters comprised of African-American women convened in Fort Wayne in these years.)
  • Program videos, Milner & Tennant
  • Waynedale Elementary School class photos, 1983-1986
  • Waynedale Elementary School PTA appreciation lunch program with recollections by retiring teacher, Carol Ayres, 1988
  • West Creighton Av. Christian Church Creightionian newsletter, 1930-1961

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/

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/