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2015 New ACGSI Website “Stuff”

Some of the new “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2015 is listed here. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, membership fees and donations make it possible to keep adding more items online.

Highlights of 2015

  • ——Marriage Books 144, 146, 148 photographed and uploaded
  • —Deed Index through #1906
  • —Funeral Card Collection through #12510
  • —1860 Plat Map Index fixed
  • —John Colletta 2016 event online shopping page
  • —Enumerations of 1871 and 1889 reports of statistics
  • —Local census 1897, Shirley – later renamed Woodburn
  • —Vital Records Collection through #151 Fort Wayne deaths August 1871 – July 1872,  clippings 1895-1899,
  • —Monroeville Odd Fellows Cemetery 1888 articles of incorporation
  • —Mortality schedule images added, 1850, 1870, 1880
  • —Court Records through #1964 (Guardianships through 1903)
  • Estate Index files
  • Fort Wayne Electric Corporation payroll ledger 1894-1896
  • Vital Records Collection – 132 deaths list clippings 1895-1899, 1781
  • —Guardianship bonds 1867-1879
  • —Peltier mortuary records 1874-1938
  • —Deceased voters, 1934-1975, Bi-Bj
  • —Divorce newspaper extractions, 1917-1918
  • —Mary Ward inquest, 1865
  • —20th Century Veterans Honor Roll
  • —African American Marriages, 1867-1892
  • Guardianships through year 1890 comprise 6,931 names
  • ——Marriage book records  photographed cover 10 years, almost 25,000 images from 41 books, volunteer indexing continues
  • —Wellman Funeral Home records consolidated with Peltier records as Funeral Home Records Index
  • —Marriages 1943-
  • —Marriages 2005-2014

Members Only Section

  • ——Forest Park United Methodist Church pictorial directory 1974
  • —Grace Reformed Church register, 1930s-1940s in progress
  • —Society general meetings, 1976-June 2007, May, June, October 2015
  • —Society scrapbook Volume 6 (2011-2014)
  • —Tokheim Oil Tank & Pump Co. employee newsletter, 1940-1949
  • —Bowser Ink employee newsletter, 1955-1961
  • —Constitution/Bylaws/Guidelines, 2015
  • —Trinity English Lutheran Church newsletters, 1948-1970
  • —Zollner Machine Works Rocket employee magazine, 1942-1946
  • —Monroeville Church of the United Brethren in Christ worship program with board members, March 17, 1929
  • —First Families files #1-60
  • —Fort Wayne Superintendent’s Report excerpt, deceased teachers, 1949
  • —Huntertown High School commencement program 1967
  • —Monroeville High School Echo, 1911-1912
  • —North Christian Church births, weddings, scrapbooks, 1950s+
  • —Plat map index to landowners 1965
  • —West Creighton Av. Christian Church deed to New Haven Missionary Church, 2008
  • March Lines
  • —Treasurer reports December 2014-February 2015
  • —December 2014 Allen County Lines quarterly periodical
  • —Geschichte der Evangelisch Lutheran St. Johannis Gemeinde, 1855-1905, Fort Wayne

Free Monthly Educational Programs

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 Genealogy Technology Group

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Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

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New ACGSI Website “Stuff”

New “stuff” added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2015 is listed here. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, membership fees and donations make it possible to keep adding more items online.

Added so far in 2015

February

  • —Guardianship bonds 1867-1879
  • —Funeral Cards now up to 11,155
  • —Peltier mortuary records 1874-1938

January

  • —Deceased voters, 1934-1975, Bi-Bj
  • —Divorce newspaper extractions, 1917-1918
  • —Marriage Book 144, photographed and uploaded
  • Mary Ward inquest, 1865
  • —20th Century Veterans Honor Roll
  • —African American Marriages, 1867-1892

Members Only Section

  • —December 2014 Allen County Lines quarterly periodical
  • —Geschichte der Evangelisch Lutheran St. Johannis Gemeinde, 1855-1905, Fort Wayne
  • —Membership directory, November 2014
  • —Minutes, November
  • —Treasurer reports, October-November

Free Monthly Educational Programs

6:30 p.m. refreshments and social time. 7:00 p.m. a free genealogy program in Meeting Room A at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 Genealogy Technology Group

GTG-title-

Meets the third Wednesday evening of each month September to May in Meeting Room B at 7:00 p.m at ACPL. We have an open discussion of anything related to the internet, computers, social media, genealogy software and much much more.

2014 Review of www.acgsi.org Additions

Lots of new “stuff” was added to our www.acgsi.org web site in 2014. Some items are public while some are Members Only. Volunteer time, membership fees and donations help us keep adding more items online.

A sample of new “stuff” added in 2014.

Public Section

  • Allen County Marriages from State Index 1958-2004
  • Allen County Marriages, 1943-
  • Cholera Deaths, etc., Fort Wayne, 1849
  • Divorce newspaper notices 1896-1899, 1905-1916
  • First Families database updated with 2014 applicants
  • Funeral Card Collection now over 11,000 cards!
  • Gable Civil War clippings collection
  • Old Catholic Cemetery History from 1849+
  • Marriage books 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142
  • Home page 52 week portraits
  • Lindenwood Cemetery Index 1979-1992, 2011-2013
  • Social Security Death Index pre-2010
  • Voter registrations

Members-Only Section

  • Allen County Lines quarterly publications
  • Kinerk-Dalman family papers
  • Mid-1800s to mid 1900s church class lists, directories, calendars, donor lists, dedications, histories, manuals, and more
  • Miscellaneous business and high School records

What Does The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Do?

Membership of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana is increasing with over 330 paid members in our 37th year since 1976. The monthly unique visitor numbers to our web site continues to increase. Annual membership fees and donations help fund our web sites and growing online social media presence.

  1. We offer monthly education programs September through May, a monthly Computer Interest Group and genealogy workshops at the Allen County Public Library.
  2. We have an Annual June Banquet where we award First Family, direct descendant of a pioneer who settled in Allen County, Indiana before December 31, 1850, and Homesteaders, direct descendant of a pioneer who settled in Allen County between January 1, 1851 and December 31, 1875, Certification.
  3. We have both public and members only information on our web site www.acgsi.org.
  4. We are currently indexing the 1940 Census which will have an individual link for each name to the census image.
  5. We snail mail members a printed quarterly publication The Allen County Lines which is then posted online in the members only section of our ACGSI website.
  6. Our social media pages include over 470 Fans on Facebook, Google+ (ACGSI), Twitter (@ACGSI), and this What’s Going On @ ACGSI blog.
  7. We host Allen INGenWeb one of the 92 Indiana county sites of INGenWeb.
  8. We collaborate with the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center by recruiting member volunteers when they host state and national seminars, look up obituary requests for copying then mailing, provide various indexing and scanning projects that go into books on the library shelves and online digital databases for their website or ours.

Feel free to offer ideas for our monthly education programs, suggest guest speakers, workshop topics, contribute genealogy information for our web sites and the library shelves, volunteer your time, or offer financial donations to fund our genealogy projects.

Contact the Allen County Genealogical Society

Thank you for visiting our blog and for your support.

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.