Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

What’s New on ACGSI.org for September 2020

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.

October 12, 2020, was the 15th anniversary of acgsi.org. Our deed index continues to grow steadily. The index cites nearly 46,000 deeds (two parties each) in the period 1873-1889. We are now indexing in the 1890s.

Public Section

  • Funeral Card Collection through #17007
  • Marriage record #205, pp. 201-300 scanned and uploaded for indexing
  • Milner seminar registration information

Members-Only

  • ACGSI Bylaws & Guidelines updated
  • ACGSI Treasurer reports, Jun., Jul. & Aug. 2020
  • Allen County Lines, Sep. 2020
  • Central Catholic High School class of 1944 directory
  • Central High School anniversary program, 1954
  • Commencement programs
    • Central Catholic High School, 1957
    • Heritage High School, 2020
    • Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, 1950
    • New Haven High School, 2020
  • Fort Wayne High School yearbook, 1921
  • Forest Park School Tatler newspaper, June 1934
  • GTE white pages, 1994-1995, Allen Co.
  • St. Therese 1st grade class photo, 1967-1968
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 1988, 1989
  • Waynedale Elementary School yearbooks, 1995-1999

Free Monthly Educational Programs

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

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, 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.

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: 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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for August 2020

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 Section

  • Funeral Card Collection through #16967
  • Klaehn mortuary records, P-S, from vol. 5 added to Funeral Home Records

Members-Only

  • Commencement programs
    • Central Catholic High School, 1958, 1969
    • Central High School, 1952
    • East Allen Univ. High School, 2019, 2020
    • International College, 1958
    • IPFW, 2007, 2008
    • Leadership Fort Wayne, 2010
    • Leo High School, 1951, 2020
    • North Side High School, 1961, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1993
    • Northrop High School, 2020
    • Snider High School, 2020
    • South Side High School, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Fort Wayne Newspapers employe manual with history, 1970s
  • GE News, Nov. 1957, Oct.,Dec. 1977, Oct.,Nov. 1978, Nov. 1982
  • Indiana Tech directory, 1946-1947
  • IPFW Alumni publications, 2003-2016
  • IPFW Donors, 2010-2011
  • IPFW Math Club newsletter, 1997
  • IPFW Math Alumni Dinner program, 2010
  • Republican Party slate, 1968
  • St. Peters Lutheran Church documents, 2013-2019 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Spiece Fitness membership newsletter, 2015 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Washington School Surveyor newspaper fragment, 1954
  • Wayne High School honors dessert program, 1996
  • Wayne High School student newspapers, 1978, 1980, 1992

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Presented by ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA, INC. and THE GENEALOGY CENTER

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 FacebookPinterest 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.

 

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

Allen INGenWeb: www.acgsi.org/genweb/

Facebook: facebook.com/ACGSI/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/acgsi/

Twitter: twitter.com/ACGSI

WordPress blog: acgsi.wordpress.com/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for July 2020

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 Section

  • Estate buyers, 1856

Members-Only

  • Commencement programs
    • Blackhawk Christian, 2020
    • Central Catholic, 1941
    • Central High School, 1931, 1934, 1943
    • Concordia Lutheran, 2012-2014, 2016, 2018-2020
    • Elmhurst, 1968 (baccalaureate only)
    • Harding, 1995
    • Homestead, 2007-2020
    • Indiana Institute of Technology, 2015-2019
    • IPFW, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2000, 2013
    • Monroeville, 1887, 1922, 1926, 1937, 1948, 1967
    • Snider, 1968, 1975
    • South Side, 1956, 1968
    • Woodlan, 1973, 2019-2020
  • Ely School souvenir, 1926, St. Joseph Twp., 20 records added to School Souvenir Collection
  • Faith Holiness Church history, 1971
  • Fort Wayne High School rank of scholars, 1871
  • Fort Wayne Public Schools perfect attendance certificate, 1860s
  • Harvester Avenue Missionary Church pictorial directory, 1985
  • Home Telephone & Telegraph Co. directory, 1923
  • North Side High School class of 1961 reunion, 1971
  • Polk city directory, 1974, Fort Wayne
  • Wayne High School student newspapers and documents, 1980-1982, 2008-2009

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our future programs in the fall of 2020 will be online as Zoom meetings. Our programs normally meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for May 2020

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 Section

  • Divorces, Jan.-Jun. 1930; 2006-2011
  • Estate buyers, 1854-1855
  • Marriage book #205 (pp. 1-200) scanned and uploaded for indexing
  • Peltier mortuary records, T-Z added to Funeral Home Records

Members-Only

  • Central Catholic High School Class of 1960 reunion announcement and lists, 2015 (from Dave Peterson
    estate)
  • Concordia Lutheran High School National Honor Society induction program, 2015 (from Dave Peterson
    estate)

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 was scheduled as in-person event with AMY JOHNSON CROW. Because of the COVID-19 shutdown of the library, this event will be online as a Zoom program.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our future programs in the fall of 2020 will be online as Zoom meetings. Our programs normally meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for April 2020

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

  • Divorce case files from Boxes 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494 & 495, 1870s-1880s
  • Funeral card collection through #16910

Members-Only

  • Berghoff family reunion papers, 1987, 1998 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Frontier residential telephone listings, 2019, Allen County
  • General Telephone Co. telephone directory, 1959, Fort Wayne & New Haven (ACGSI purchased book)
  • Misc. Berghoff, Engesser, Goings, Goyings, Jauch, Klug, Mayer papers (from Susan Prowant estate)

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 was scheduled as in-person event with AMY JOHNSON CROW. Because of the COVID-19 shutdowns whether this event proceeds online as a Zoom program or an in-person event is yet to be determined.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our programs meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events until May 17, 2020 since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for March 2020

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

  • Divorce news, 2012-2013

Members-Only

  • Alter family papers (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Berghoff family mailing lists, 2007-2010 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Berghoff family reunion papers, 2009, 2011 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Central Catholic High School all-alumni reunion, 2005
  • Central Catholic High School class of 1941 reunion, 2001
  • Central Catholic High School class of 1957 reunions
  • Central Catholic High School dedication booklet, 1939
  • Frontier residential telephone listings, 2013-2014, Fort Wayne
  • Home Telephone & Telegraph telephone directory, 1955, Fort Wayne
  • St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church pictorial directory, 1999
  • Verizon residential telephone listings, 2010-2011, Fort Wayne
  • Who’s Who in the Phone Directory, 1931, Fort Wayne

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 with AMY JOHNSON CROW.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our programs meet at the Allen County Public Library which is currently closed for public events until May 17, 2020 since Governor Eric Holcomb Ordered Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19.

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for February 2020

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

  • Divorce news, 1929, 2014-2019
  • Mungovan vol. 1 & 2 added to Funeral Home Records Collection

Members-Only

  • Baer Field 50th anniversary history, 1991 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Berghoff family card file, 2001 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Berghoff reunion, Berghoffest family celebration, 1987, Fort Wayne (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • Central Catholic High School band programs, 1962-1964*
  • Central High School class of 1939 reunion documents, 1991, 1994 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Delta Kappa Gamma yearbook, 1969-1970, Fort Wayne
  • First Christian Church Tidings newsletter, 1951-Jul. 1952
  • First Christian Church wedding program collection, 1990s-2010s
  • Franz Anton Berghoff descendants, 1998 (from Susan Prowant estate)
  • GE News, Oct. 30, 1981*
  • Grace Reformed Church Philathea class record, 1926-1928
  • Harrison Hill Elementary School programs, 2008-2019
  • Hoosier Observer, Oct. 1930 (from Susan Prowant estate)*
  • Indian Village neighborhood plat map, 1953*
  • Lines, Dec. 2019, Mar. 2020
  • Society 40th anniversary mayoral proclamation, 2016 (from Dave Peterson estate)
  • Society minutes and treasurer reports, Sep. 2019-Jan. 2020
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church pictorial directory, 1979*
  • St. Luke Lutheran Church scrapbook, 1936-1943*

* oversized documents scanned with 11×17 scanner from Dave Peterson estate

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 with AMY JOHNSON CROW.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for January 2020

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

  • Church records from ACPL digital collections (name index with links to Gen. Center site)
  •  Hoagland Charge, Methodist Episcopal Church (in progress)
  •  Eighth-grade graduates lists from newspapers added to one-room schools database, 1890-1925, rural Allen Co. (5240 records)
  •  Funeral Card Collection through #16848
  •  Luther Institute graduates, 1918-1935, Fort Wayne

Members-Only

  • Christ Lutheran Church memorial plaque promotional booklet, 1917
  •  Corville Family of Allen County
  •  Holy Cross Lutheran Church pictorial directory, 1971
  •  Good Shepherd United Methodist Church pictorial directories, 1997, 2006
  •  Komets Hockey program, 1969-1970
  •  Joyce Moore collection of wedding programs, 1976-2001
  •  Maplewood Mennonite Church pictorial directory, c. 1974
  •  Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church pictorial directories, 1978, 1995
  •  North Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pictorial directories, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2006
  •  North Highlands Presbyterian Church history, 1970
  •  Northside Wesleyan Church pictorial directory, 1974
  •  Pageler-Henderson family record
  •  Red Ball Express WWII convoy, William Kohrman recalls Cpl. Archie Smothers
  •  St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church bulletin with Easter flower memorial list, 15 Apr. 2012
  •  St. Luke Lutheran Church:
    •  Anniversary programs, 1961, 1966, 1986
    •  Building dedication programs, 1938, 1955, 1966
    •  History, 1935-1973
    •  Newsletters, Jun. 1954, Nov.-Dec. 1978
    •  Pictorial directories, 1982, 1986, 1992
    •  Promotional booklets, 1963, late 1960s, 1978
    •  Truthseekers class recollections, roster, 1963, 1986
    •  Yearbooks, 1955, 1956
  •  Salem United Church of Christ 150th anniversary program, 2018

GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

 

July 18, 2020 with AMY JOHNSON CROW.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

What’s New on ACGSI.org for October 2019

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

  • Divorces, 1928
  • Estate buyers lists, 1847-1852

Members-Only

  • Allen Co. Lines articles, Sep. 2019
  • Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren bulletins, 1957-1967
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception burials, 1874-1881
  • Fort Wayne Church of the Brethren bulletin, Jul. 27, 1952
  • Highland Bethel Church of the Brethren bulletins, 1947
  • Huntertown Church of the Brethren bulletin, Jul 14, 1963
  • Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren bulletins, 1947-1958
  • Northern Indiana District, United Methodist Church, conference bulletin and sermon notes, 1964

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/

Technology in Genealogy Users Group Meeting – November 16, 2019

The topic for discussion this month is the library’s new catalog, WISE that launches November 11, and how genealogists can most successfully use it.

We meet at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month in the Discovery Center at the Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN. The library has a web page describing the new WISE website here.

 

Please begin brainstorming about the December technology topic.

 

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

Our FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the Discovery Center of The Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. Social time and networking begin at 6:30 pm. ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

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/