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September Allen County Lines Quarterly

Members recently received Volume 36 Number 1 of our Quarterly Allen County Lines. We also received the updated password to our Members Only Section of our ACGSI.org website.

September 2011 Allen County Lines

Several pages highlight our 35th anniversary banquet in June including a copy of Mayor Henry’s proclamation of June 8, 2011 as Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana, Inc. Day. Marge Graham discusses new databases on our ACGSI.org web site. Several pages discuss Mayor Henry’s family roots of this well known large family in Fort Wayne. Several pages show 1861 Dawson Daily Times newspaper articles discussing the Civil War, people, and activities in Fort Wayne. Several detailed death memoriams in July and August 1911 for pioneer John Jacob Buehler, Mrs. Bridget O’Conner widow of Jeremiah O’Conner, golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kemp of New Haven, Louis Schmoe, Mr. J. W. Zeublin of Pendleton the Oldest Methodist College Student, railroad newspaper articles, and recognition of Henry A. Fletter the oldest living native born in 1833 Fort Wayne. A list of names for letters remaining at the Post Office in 1845, member queries, full page memoriam for long time member and Genealogy Center volunteer George Fitzgerald, a list of new members, publications for sale, and lists of board members and contact information.

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September 14, 2011 Genealogy Program “America’s Second Revolution”

Visitors are Always Welcome! 6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time, 7:00 p.m. genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Curt Witcher, manager of The Genealogy Center will open our Fall Programs presenting “America’s Second Revolution: Records & Resources for War of 1812 Research.”

Curt is the Senior Manager for Special Collections of the ACPL in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he manages the Genealogy Center, serves as general curator for that institution’s Rare & Fine Book Collection. He is the project lead on the library’s digitization initiatives that include partnerships with the Internet Archives, ProQuest, Footnote and WeRelate. Curt is a former president of the FGS, the NGS and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. He was distinguished in 1995 as a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) and received the Federation of Genealogical Societies Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award in 1997. Curt was recognized in 2006 by being named the first fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society. He was honored in May of 2007 with the National Genealogical Society’s P. William Filby Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to genealogical librarianship.

Next Wednesday September 21, 2011 the Computer Interest Group will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the ACPL Computer Lab for a round table discussion of genealogy software and hardware issues. Followed by a question and answer discussion of our Facebook site and our new “What’s Going On @ ACGSI” blog.