Archive for the ‘History’ Category

“Where to Search For Documentation” December 12, 2018 presented by Marge Graham – Free Educational Genealogy Program

This presentation will discuss where to search to find documents including birth and death certificates, records of marriage, military, pensions, wills, probate and other legal and public records. This meeting will be in the Discovery Center in The Genealogy Center.

Marge Graham, an ACGSI member, is a former Certified Genealogist with over 35 years of genealogical research experience. She is the Allen County Genealogist for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. Refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Genealogy Technology Group

Third Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m in ACPL Meeting Room B. Roundtable 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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

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What’s New on ACGSI.org for November 2018

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.

Public Pages

  • Deed books 64-67 scanned and linked to deed index (1870s)
  • Divorce case files from box 481-483 (1853, 1870)
  • Monroeville Masonic Cem. plat, 1875
  • Probate case files from boxes 393-402 linked to the estate index

Members-Only

  • Fort Wayne Newspapers employee newsletter, Feb. 1978
  • June & July 2018 treasurer’s reports

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Breaking Through the Brick Wall: 14 Steps for Re-thinking and Solving Genealogical Problems” November 14, 2018 presented by John Beatty – Free Educational Genealogy Program

This presentation looks intensely at a single case study in the presenter’s own research—an ancestor who for many years was a brick wall. 14 problem-solving tools/methodologies are identified that could apply to anyone’s brick walls.

John Beatty, staff member of The Genealogy Center since 2002, is a Certified Genealogist with a Master’s degree in History and Library Science from the University of Michigan.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for October 2018

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.

Public Pages

  • Deed books 64-67 scanned and linked to deed index (1870s)
  • Divorce case files from box 481-483 (1853, 1870)
  • Monroeville Masonic Cem. plat, 1875
  • Probate case files from boxes 393-402 linked to the estate index

Members-Only

  • Fort Wayne Newspapers employee newsletter, Feb. 1978
  • June & July 2018 treasurer’s reports

Fall Seminar

 

Days With Diahan Southard

October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Allen County Public Library.
Register online: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php
Print and mail registration form: https://www.acgsi.org/event.pdf

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Non-population Census Schedules” October 10, 2018 presented by Randi Richardson – Free Educational Genealogy Program

This presentation will review seven non-population census schedules. This information was collected at the same time as the population census, but the information is often overlooked in genealogical research.

Randi Richardson has been doing genealogy for about twenty-five years with a concentration in Monroe County, Indiana. She has written many articles for genealogical venues and websites. She serves as the South-Central District Director for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fall Seminar

Days With Diahan Southard

October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Allen County Public Library.
Register online: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php
Print and mail registration form: https://www.acgsi.org/event.pdf

Free Monthly Educational Programs

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for September 2018

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.

Public Pages

  • Allen County Deaths through #20123 (1902)
  • City assessor’s list, Fort Wayne, 1859, added to Tax Record Collection
  • Deed books 60-63 scanned and linked to deed index (1870s)
  • Divorce case files from boxes 462-480
  • Divorce case files, those misfiled in probate box 356 (1867, 1869)
  • Divorces from Circuit Court Civil Order Book C (1840-1841)
  • Fort Wayne deaths, Nov.-Dec. 1874, added to Vital Records Collection
  • Funeral card collection through #16122
  • President’s message updated on home page
  • Probate case files from boxes 285, 290, 313-318, 354-362, 376-392 linked to estate index

Members-Only

  • First Families files #167-170 (2017)
  • Marriage books 176-178 photographed and uploaded for indexing

Fall Seminar

 

Days With Diahan Southard

October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Allen County Public Library.
Register online: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php
Print and mail registration form: https://www.acgsi.org/event.pdf

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center: Update on Collections and Access” September 12, 2018 presented by Curt B. Witcher – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Update on new collections available in The Genealogy Center as well as tips on how to access materials in FamilySearch’s Family History Books, the Internet Archive and other online repositories.

Curt B. Witcher, Senior Manager of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library, manages the widely acclaimed Genealogy Center as well as the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of Abraham Lincoln related research materials. He is in his thirty-ninth year with ACPL. In 2016, the Indiana Lieutenant Governor presented Curt with the Hoosier Hospitality Award and the Dallas Genealogical Society awarded him the Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fall Seminar

Days With Diahan Southard

October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Allen County Public Library.
Register online: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php
Print and mail registration form: https://www.acgsi.org/event.pdf

Free Monthly Educational Programs

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for May 2018

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.

Public Pages

  • Fort Wayne tax lists, 1842 & 1857 added to newly-created Tax Record Collection
  • Funeral Card Collection through #16079
  • Divorce case files from box 461 (1840s-1860s)
  • “Days With Diahan Southard” event October 26-27, 2018 registration pages: www.acgsi.org/event

Members-Only

  • Allen County Lines, Jun. 2018

Fall Seminar

 

Days With Diahan Southard

October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Allen County Public Library.
Register online: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php
Print and mail registration form: https://www.acgsi.org/event.pdf

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for April 2018

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.

Public Pages

  • Besancon Historical Society website adopted, moved to our site, and adapted to work well with our site search box. https://www.acgsi.org/besancon/
  • Administration bonds from books 3 & 4 photographed and linked to estate index (1870s-1880s)
  • Deed books 58 & 59 scanned and linked to deed index
  • Divorce case files from boxes 459 & 460
  • FGS Conference links and volunteer registration page added to homepage
  • Miami Agency emigration records, 1845-1847 (sel.)

Members-Only

  • ACGSI membership directory, Mar. 2018
  • Allen County Lines, Mar. 2018
  • St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed/UCC register, 1941-1982, pp. 226-301 (complete)
  • St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church register, pp. 2-7, 63-65, front matter, communion & membership (1837), and baptisms (1837-1840)
  • Westview Alliance Church membership directory, 1999

Free Monthly Educational Programs

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Finding A European Village of Origin” May 9, 2018 presented by James Beidler – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Researching German Ancestors will be the topic of this evening presentation and two earlier in the afternoon (see brochure below for information). This presentation will be a case study of Johannes Dinius, a 1765 immigrant to Pennsylvania, is used to show how scraps of evidence properly deployed can lead to the discovery of a European hometown.

James Beidler is a free-lance writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in German genealogy. Based in Pennsylvania, he is a sought after speaker nationally and has presented at many national genealogical conferences.

Guests are Always Welcome!

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time the second Wednesday evening, September to May, at 7:00 p.m. is our free Genealogy Education Program normally in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Day With James Beidler information

Day With James Beidler

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

ACGSI events: www.acgsi.org/event.php

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Google+: plus.google.com

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/