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“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/

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“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/

“Using GIS to Find Ancestral Homes” April 11, 2018 presented by John Schreiber – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Using Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to find location of and display maps of ancestor’s residences and farms. Learn how to take information from land deeds and use it to create image maps. John provided links to the Rectangular Survey System found on our Land Records page on Allen INGenWeb.

John Schreiber is a retired engineer who uses his training and experience to apply the latest technology to locate and present genealogical information. For over thirty years, John has been obsessed with using this mapping technology.

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/

“Using FamilySearch for Your Family History” March 14, 2018 presented by Melissa Tennant – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Learn the search techniques that can maximize your FamilySearch.org experience and discover the millions of records available on this free website.

Melissa C. Tennant is the Assistant Manager of Public Services at the Allen County Genealogy Center where she co-coordinates the programs and seminars held by The Center, supervises preservation and digital projects, and administers the Center’s website. She is a former Director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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/

“Deciphering the History of Your House” February 14, 2018 presented by Jill Downs – Free Educational Genealogy Program

If one is interested in genealogy, then it’s a sure bet that you want to know some history about the houses where your ancestors lived. This presentation will focus on where to look for information and how to assemble the segments you turn up into a logical storyline.

Jill Downs has a graduate degree in historic preservation and is listed on the Qualified Professionals Roster with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. She is an author of a National Register of Historic Places. She has researched the histories of over 100 houses and has written four successful nominations for the National Registry of Historic Places.

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/

“Great Discoveries and Unique Ancestors” January 10, 2018 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. This evening program is in the lower level Allen County Public Library Theater.

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/

“The Genealogy Center Online” December 13, 2017 presented by Curt B. Witcher – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Get an up-close-and-personal look at The Genealogy Center’s website. From the more than 3M free searchable records to some of the best licensed databases, the site has much to offer. Tips for effective use will be shared as well as ways to contribute your data.

Curt B. Witcher is the Senior Manager of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library and in that capacity 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-eighth 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 for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.

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 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/

“ACGSI: What We’re Up To on the Web” November 8, 2017 presented by Adam J. Barrone – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Our website has been twelve years in the making and aims to promote the work of our Society and to bring a variety of useful Allen County research sources to your fingertips. Learn about our goals, needs, collections, and strategies for searching.

Adam J. Barrone, in addition to being the webmaster for our ACGSI website, is supervisor of the ACPL Historical Genealogy Research Center which produces the PERSI index and fulfills research and copy requests received by the Genealogy Center. He has been into genealogy since the age of ten and has written several books.

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 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/

“Resources for Researchers: Today and Tomorrow” October 11, 2017 presented by Curt B. Witcher – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Hear about new materials, print, and virtual, in The Genealogy Center as well as shifting strategies for enhancing access to family and local history resources wherever they may be. Knowing about the resources available and how to access them will be the focus.

Curt B. Witcher is the Senior Manager of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library and in that capacity 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-eighth 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 for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.

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 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/

“Introduction to DNA” September 13, 2017 presented by Sara Allen – Free Educational Genealogy Program

Learn about DNA testing for genealogy including the differences in the various types of tests and testing companies. Learn about typical results and how they assist in genealogical research.

Sara Allen is a Reference Librarian in The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library. She is the DNA administrator for the Mitchell surname project. She has completed the Advanced Genetic Genealogy course with CeCe Moore.

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 in the theater on the lower level at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Usually we meet in Meeting Room A except for this September and January sessions in the theater on the lower level.

 

DNA “Day with Cece Moore” October 7, 2017

DNA "Day With Cece Moore"

DNA “Day With Cece Moore” – https://www.acgsi.org/

 

$40 for Forty – 40th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

40-for-40

 

Genealogy Technology Group

Third Wednesday evening September to May at 7:00 p.m in ACPL Meeting Room B. An open discussion of anything related to genealogy whether software, the internet, monthly backups, computers, mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets, social media and much more.

Web and Social Media Sites

ACGSI web site: www.acgsi.org

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/