Archive for the ‘Program’ Category

“How to Organize All of this Genealogy Stuff!” – December 14, 2022    – Free Genealogy Program

A Free Hybrid Program

In person at the Genealogy Center & Livestreamed on Zoom

Save yourself future frustration and disappointment by putting a solid genealogy organizational plan in place for all the types of items that will be coming your way. I personally use the systems that I am sharing with you, and they have proven to be reliable and efficient. We will cover systems for 4 types of stuff:

1. Organizing All This Paper! The Physical Items Organization System
2. Organizing All That Genealogical Data! The Family Tree Data Organization System
3. Organizing All These Digital Files! The Digital Organization System
4. Organizing All that Web Information! The Online Notetaking System

Lisa Louise Cooke is the author of several books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 3rd edition. She produces and hosts the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast (founded in 2007) and publishes weekly videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. She offers a Premium Membership service at her website at https://lisalouisecooke.com featuring exclusive on-demand genealogy education. And she writes a regular column for Family Tree Magazine and produces the Family Tree Magazine Podcast.

Zoom meeting register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcOmqpzkvHtXBWaCpQDMPOJAs6tSn4SBf.

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/

“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/

“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/

“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/

“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/

“Get More Out of Your DNA Matches with Autoclusters” – March 9, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

Clustering your DNA matches is a tool that can help identify matches and explore branches of your family. This presentation will explore several methods to cluster your DNA matches. We will then focus on using autocluster reports available from GeneticAffairs.com or MyHeritage to analyze unknown DNA matches. We will explore autoclusters to understand how they can help you understand relationships with matches. We will also look at other clustering tools.

Glenn York, Glenn’s current focus is on genetic genealogy. He took is first test in 2005. He now manages DNA tests with all major testing companies for over 30 different family members. Glenn facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society. He is co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA. He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Library.

Register for this free genealogy educational Zoom program: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIpce…

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/

“Finding Your Germanic Ancestral Place of Origin” – February 9, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

To make progress in our German family history, we often want to keep going and “jump the pond” back to the old country. Yet, there is no central record repository for the former Germanic states, and many of the records we need were kept at the parish and local level. Thus, our first step is to find our ancestors’ local place of origin. We will look at a variety of sources in the U. S. and abroad that can guide you to your ancestor’s home place of origin. Examples and case studies will highlight how to approach and interpret these records when you find them.

Gail Shaffer Blankenau is on a mission to help fellow genealogists to succeed with their family history. She shares her research and advice in a wide variety of publications and speaks on genealogy at local, state, and national conferences, as well as at the Legacy Family Tree webinars online. She specializes in German genealogy, the Midwest and West, land records, homesteading, 19th-century photographs and lineage research. She was a consulting researcher for William G. Thomas III’s award-winning book A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (2020 Yale University Press), and serves as the genealogist for the Nickerson Family Association (Cape Cod), and the Germanic Genealogy Society board. She recently earned a master’s degree in history with an award-winning thesis “Journey to Freedom from Nebraska Territory.”

You may register for this free genealogy educational online Zoom program.

To see all our upcoming online Zoom programs go to the Programs page of our website: 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/

“Open Forum Panel Question and Answer”” – January 12, 2022 – Free Genealogy Program

What do you need to know about research in Allen County? Is your Allen County research blocked because you don’t know where to find a record? Help is on the way! A panel of Allen County genealogists will review your question and offer advice. All you have to do is fill out a brief form which will be available one month prior to the program date. Our experts will provide information in a virtual program open to all, so other members with similar questions can benefit too.

You may register for this free genealogy educational online Zoom program.

To see all our upcoming online Zoom programs go to the Programs page of our website: 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/

“Family Tree Maker for Moderate Users”” – December 8, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

Learn strategies to build a robust, portable, sourced, cloud-synchronized digital tree. Learn about privacy options and how to back up your tree to prevent losing everything. Learn strategies to maximize your DNA information-messaging matches, sharing trees, and how to use surname message boards.Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker.

Kelli holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science supervising editor for Smart Education—a K-12 textbook company located in Dubai writing textbooks for the MENA region—Middle East Northern Africa. Kelli runs two small businesses—Geo-Centric Learning and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with an accompanying blog, YouTube channel, and online store. Kelli is the Genetics, Genealogy, and You facilitator. Kelli is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, International Society of Genetic Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild.

You may register for this free genealogy educational online Zoom program at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZwsceCsrTsiHdLIC3T0m3UH9TQXt…

To see all our upcoming online Zoom programs go to the Programs page of our website: 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/