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/

“Using Technology in DNA Research” – Saturday, February 15, 2020

Genealogy Center librarian Sara Allen will lead a discussion on using technology in DNA research.

The Technology in Genealogy Users Group meets 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.

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/

“Pennsylvania Genealogy: Doing Research in the Keystone State” presented by John Beatty on February 12, 2020 – Free Education Program

This presentation is a general overview of Pennsylvania sources, including vital records, church records, land records, and other research tools. It is designed for the beginner who is interested in learning more about what is available for Pennsylvania, both online and in printed form.

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.

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.

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.

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/

“Family Tree Maker” – Saturday, January 18, 2020

Learn what’s new with Family Tree Maker. Everyone is encouraged to bring your laptop for this session. Have FTM 2017 or 2019 loaded onto your laptop computer. Please have your laptop completely charged as there will be limited electrical outlets.

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.

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/

“Our Ancestor’s Immigration Records” presented by Melissa Tennant on January 08, 2020 – Free Education Program

Discover your immigrant ancestor through the available immigration and supplemental documents. Learn what information was collected, where to find these records, and watch your immigrant ancestor’s story come alive.

Melissa Tennant, Assistant Manager of Public Services of The Genealogy Center, co-coordinates programs and seminars, supervises preservation and digital projects, and administers the GenealogyCenter.org website.

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.

 

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 Gadgets for your Christmas List” – Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Technology User’s Group topic for discussion this month is Technology Gadgets for your Christmas List.

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.

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/

“Meet Cousin Joe” presented byMarge Graham on December 11, 2019 – Free Education Program

This presentation will discuss how the usual sources led to unusual sources to complete a biography of a distant cousin. Extensive research led to information also on his mother and how she lived, raised her family, and supported them.

Marge Graham, a former Certified Genealogist with over 37 years of genealogical research experience, is an ACGSI past president and now serves as our Recording Secretary and Coordinator of our website. She is the Allen County Genealogist for the Indiana Genealogical Society.

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.

 

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/

“Digital Newspaper Sources in The Genealogy Center” presented by Delia Cothrun Bourne on November 13, 2019 – Free Education Program

Newspapers can be a great source of information about your ancestor, from birth announcements and wedding descriptions to gossip, both scandalous and mundane. Learn the sources available to you to locate electronic newspaper databases in The Genealogy Center.

Delia Cothrun Bourne, staff member of The Genealogy Center since 1983, 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!

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.

Free Monthly Educational Programs

 

 

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/