Archive for the ‘Program’ Category

“Colonial Era Research” presented by Curt Sylvester on May 08, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation reviews research in the “Colonial Era” (1607 through July 4, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence). A review of the thirteen colonies provides information on people of various nationalities, languages, religions, and political beliefs struggling to create a unique life experience while living under English Law.

Curt Sylvester, an ACGSI member, has many ancestors who were residents of the colonies in the early 1600’s and residents of Indiana before it was a state. He has researched and written several books. He is secretary of 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

Day With Judy G. Russell


Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

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/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

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“One Woman’s Results: DNA Company Comparisons” presented by Sara Allen & Allison Singleton on April 10, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation will discuss five different DNA companies and compare the results of each for the same individual. The presentation will examine how the DNA results compare to the actual genealogical research and the differences of the DNA companies.

Sara Allen and Allison DePrey Singleton are both staff members of The Genealogy Center. Sara completed the Advanced Genetic Genealogy course with CeCe Moore. Allison previously served as the coordinator of family history programming at the Indiana Historical 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.

Spring Seminar

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

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/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

“Finding Family: Researching Adopted Children in the Past — and Today” presented by Delia Cothrun Bourne on March 13, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation examines the various possibilities open to those seeking answers from historical research to the ever-expanding world of open adoption records.

Delia Cothrun Bourne, staff member of The Genealogy Center since 1983. She has worked with PERSI as an editor and encoder for over twenty-five years. She was a writer for the History of Fort Wayne and Allen County 1700-2005.

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.

Spring Seminar

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

 

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/

“Creating Life Stories about Ancestors and Family Members You Never Met” presented by Cynthia Theusch on February 13, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation will show how to create a life story on an ancestor by taking known information on an ancestor and highlighting key facts and adding other key information on the historic event and including what relatives have shared about this individual.

Cynthia Theusch, staff member of The Genealogy Center since 2008, is a native of Michigan where she served as President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society. She has an MLS and a certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University.

Spring Seminar

Register online at: https://www.acgsi.org/event.php

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/

“Great Discoveries and Unique Ancestors” January 9, 2019 presented by ACGSI Members – Free Educational Genealogy Program

This evening will be an open sharing time for those in attendance to share about a unique ancestor, a great discovery, how they broke through a brick wall, or any other topic of interest. Each person will have a time to share and, if they have documents, to share those. These evenings always prove to be fun and informative.

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/

“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/

“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/

“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/

“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/

“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/