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  • Remember Sunday, February 14th is "A Day in Allen County"

    Friday, Feb 12, 2016

    We invite you to capture a day in Allen County, Indiana! On Sunday, February 14, 2016, take pictures of anything and everything that is happening in our county in that twenty-four hour time period, and send them to us! What is your view of Allen County that day?  These pictures are not limited to marquee events. We want to capture what is going on throughout the entire community, so pictures can be of people at work, children at play, sporting events, weather and blooming flowers, homes and buildings, traffic scenes, hikers and bikers, and people just hanging out. Include a description you would like put with the picture. for more information, see the brochure.

    Email pictures to Genealogy@ACPL.Info
    Twitter #DayinAllenCo2016
    Upload pictures at www.Facebook.com/GenealogyCenter
    Instagram @GenealogyCenter

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • February 14th - A Day in Allen County

    Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

    We invite you to capture a day in Allen County, Indiana! On Sunday, February 14, 2016, take pictures of anything and everything that is happening in our county in that twenty-four hour time period, and send them to us! What is your view of Allen County that day?  These pictures are not limited to marquee events. We want to capture what is going on throughout the entire community, so pictures can be of people at work, children at play, sporting events, weather and blooming flowers, homes and buildings, traffic scenes, hikers and bikers, and people just hanging out. Include a description you would like put with the picture. for more information, see the brochure.

    Email pictures to Genealogy@ACPL.Info
    Twitter #DayinAllenCo2016
    Upload pictures at www.Facebook.com/GenealogyCenter
    Instagram @GenealogyCenter

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Technology Tour on January 13th

    Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

    Cynthia Theusch will present January’s entry in the WinterTech series with “Technology Tour of The Genealogy Center,” on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 2:30–3:30 p.m., in Meeting Rooms B&C. Cynthia will demonstrate all the technology available for our customers to use including scanners, printers and more! Remember that WinterTech is offered in the afternoons of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana’s monthly meeting, so stay until 7 p.m. to hear ACGSI members “Sharing Unique Finds during Genealogical Research.” To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Who's a Hoosier? Who and What Make Indiana Great

    Friday, Dec 11, 2015

    Do you live in Indiana? Have you ever resided in Indiana? Do you have family who once made Indiana their home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you know someone who is a Hoosier.

    In celebration of the state’s bicentennial, The Genealogy Center invites Hoosiers to contribute images of “life lived in the small places” as that is what makes, and has made, Indiana great. We are interested in old and new images of daily life and the people of Indiana that showcase Hoosier life. These can include children at play, people at work, people hanging out, sporting events, homes and buildings, and so much more.

    The Genealogy Center will collect Who’s a Hoosier? images from December 11, 2015 through December 11, 2016 in honor of Indiana’s 200 years of statehood.

    To show your Hoosier pride, please contribute a picture along with a description of the image, detailing Who and What Makes Indiana Great!

    Upload pictures at Who's a Hoosier
    Email pictures to Genealogy@ACPL.Info
    Upload pictures to Facebook 
    Instagram @ GenealogyCenter

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Where Art Thou, PERSI?

    Sunday, Dec 06, 2015

    Have you been wondering what's happened to PERSI? Do you wonder what PERSI is, and how to use it? Join Melissa Tennant at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Meeting Room B&C, as she discusses  where one can find PERSI, the differences between the sites, how to get copies of articles cited in the periodical index, and the dramatic things that are happening with PERSI at FindMyPast. To register for this free program, call 260-421-1225 or send an email.

    And stay until 7 p.m. for the monthly meeting of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana for Marge Graham's presentation "Wills and Probate Records," in Meeting Room A.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Lincoln at the Library Lecture on Sunday December 6, 2015

    Thursday, Dec 03, 2015

    On the 150th anniversary of the thirteenth amendment's ratification by the states, Professor Brian Dirck of Anderson University will discuss the amendment and Lincoln's role in its success. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Join us Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., in Meeting Room A for this free event. For more information, visit The Lincoln Collection.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • One-on-One Consultations for December

    Monday, Nov 23, 2015

    Have a brick wall in your research? Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research? The Genealogy Center is offering 30-minute personal research consultations with a staff member on some troublesome aspect of your research. The Consultations will be offered on Wednesday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 8th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info for an appointment, requesting a Consultation and providing basic information concerning the nature of your quandary. A staff member will be assigned and a time established for your consultation. Be sure to bring your research notes to your consultation.

    Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register today!

     

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Genealogy & the Holocaust Event - November 15, 2015

    Sunday, Nov 15, 2015

    A special program on "Genealogy and the Holocaust"  will be presented on Sunday, November 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Main Branch to learn about resources relevant to the Holocaust, including the recently opened International Tracing Service Archives and what’s available locally.

    Speakers include  Robert M. Ehrenreich, Director of University Programs, and Elizabeth Anthony, International Tracing Service and Partnerships Program Manager, both from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Manager and Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; and Irv Adler, a Temple member who will share his experience researching what happened to his family during the Holocaust and discovering new relatives in the process.
     
    “What makes this kind of research different from other genealogy research is that it is more than simply compiling a list of family names,” said Dr. Steve Carr, director of IPFW’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. “Rather, it asks us to think about the hard questions and choices family members had to make under the harshest of circumstances.”

    The program is sponsored by Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center,  and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller.
     
    Do you have a family story about the Holocaust or a more recent genocide? Tell it at tellmyfamilystory.tumblr.com.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Last Week of Family History Month!

    Friday, Oct 23, 2015

    Ah, the last week of October brings the end of Family History Month, but first, we have a week full of events and opportunities!

    Sunday, October 25, starts off with John Beatty sharing his knowledge about “Ancestry’s Public Member Trees: How to Explore, Evaluate, and Add Value.” This talk will explore some of the benefits and pitfalls of the Public Member Trees and will offer advice on how to make your own Tree outstanding. Be there, 1-2 p.m., in Meeting Room A.

    Kay Spears concludes her computer assistance series with “Mysteries of Microsoft for Beginners: Excel, PowerPoint and Access” on Monday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Computer Classroom. Explore Excel, PowerPoint and Access and how you can use them, with helpful hints on some things you should do, what each program does, and some of the things to avoid. Register early. Space is limited. Call 260-421-1225 or send an email to register.

    Tuesday, October 27, offers “Finding Billy Yank and Johnny Reb: Beginning Research on Your Civil War Soldier,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A. Join Delia Bourne and learn about service records, pensions, regimental histories, salt lists, questionnaires and more to help you discover your Civil War soldier.

    Melissa Tennant will present “City Directories: More than Basic Facts,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A on Wednesday, October 28. City directories provide more than just a name and address for a particular year. Discover the stories held within these volumes.

    Thursday, October 29 we will have John Beatty with “Death Heads and Clasped Hands: Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography for the Genealogist.” Many tombstones of the past had icons and carvings that had deep meaning at the time but are lost on us today. This talk will explore some of those symbols and offer a guide on how to interpret them. Be in Meeting Room A, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 30 brings our “Midnight Madness Extended Research Hours,” 6 p.m.-Midnight, in The Genealogy Center. You know you've always wanted to stay to research after everyone else leaves! So stay until Midnight to research and celebrate the end of another great Family History Month! As an added bonus, we are also offering three mini-programs:
    6:30 p.m. – “Family Connections via Facebook,” presented by Melissa Tennant. Discover a place where everyone wants to hear your latest genealogical discovery or help you find the answer to your latest family query. Learn how family connections and an entirely new genealogical community is waiting on Facebook.
    7:30 p.m. – “What Can I Find in The Genealogy Center’s Free Databases?” Curt Witcher will guide you on a tour of the many useful resources available for free on GenealogyCenter.org.
    8:30 p.m. – “Seeking Michigan Ancestors?” Kris Rzepczynski will explore search strategies and the growing array of genealogically rich Michigan resources available for free at Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org). Current content includes death records from 1897-1939, The Detroit News card index, state census records, and Civil War enlistment records.
    Note: No preregistration is necessary for Midnight Madness, but you must be in The Center by 6 p.m. You may leave at any time, but there is no re-admittance. Call 260-421-1225 or send an email for more information.

    Saturday, October 31, brings the end of Family History Month by presenting one last program, “Success with Fold3,” presented by Delia Bourne, 10-11 a.m., in the Globe Room. Millions of documents await discovery at Fold3! Learn how to browse and search records in this premier collection of military records, newspapers, and city directories.

    And don’t go anywhere! WinterTech is right around the corner!


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Photo Detective Maureen Taylor Visits!

    Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

    Maureen Taylor brings The Photo Detective Seminar to The Theater on Saturday, October 24, 2015. All are welcome to this free event! Sessions are:

    9:30-10:30 a.m. "Identifying and Dating Family Photographs"

    Audiences love this interactive lecture on discovering who’s who in their family pictures. They’ll learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes.

     

    11 a.m.-Noon. "Buns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors through Clothing"

    • Ancestral fashions and the industry that produced them left behind a fascinating legacy of images and information.
    • Paris fashion in America: north, south, east and west interpretations
    • Fashion icons from Charles Dickens to stage star Lillie Langtry
    • Fashion foibles and practical pastimes: how our ancestors designed and hand-crafted accessories.
    • What’s old is new and what’s new is old? Repeating fashion trends and how to read the clues
    • Labor records relating to hat, hair and accessory factories and home-work

    2-3 p.m. "Google Images and Beyond"

    Add new photographs to your family album by learning a few basic search techniques. A single photo can connect you to new genealogical data and a network of information.

     

    3:30-4:30 p.m. "Eight Steps to Preserving Your Family Photographs"

    Photo preservation basics from storage to labeling and everything in-between. Each step includes low-cost solutions that won’t bust your budget.

     

    Reserve your spot by calling 260-421-1225 or sending us an email.

     

    Maureen is also available for private, paid Consultations on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You must pre-register for these Consultations at her special event rate through her Eventbrite site

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • More for Family History Month!

    Friday, Oct 16, 2015

    Kay Spears will start the week on Monday, October 19, 2015, with “The Mysteries of Microsoft for Beginners: Microsoft Word.” Explore the basics of creating a manuscript using Microsoft Word, including techniques on the manipulation of photographs and images, with helpful hints for preparing a book for printing. Be there, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Computer Classroom. Register early. Space is limited. Call 260-421-1225 or send an email to register.

     

    On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Sara Allen will help you with “Making Sense of Your DNA Test Results” at 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A. Have you taken a DNA test for genealogical purposes? Learn the basics of how to interpret and understand your results, then move forward with your research using this new-found information.

     

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 will see the monthly meeting of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana’s Genealogy Technology Group, 7-8:30 p.m., in Meeting Room C. Genealogical research is enhanced by using computers, iPads, tablets, smart phones and other devices, as well as social media. ACGSI  invites everyone to attend this free open discussion about anything related to Internet research, computers, social media, software, websites, genealogy programs – and more – and how they enhance our genealogical research. Bring your questions and problems.

     

    Curt Witcher will discuss “Online Resources off the Beaten Path: A Look at NUCMC, DPLA, and other Alphabetic Soup Bibliographic Sites,” on Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room BC. With so much information online, often bibliographic sites of great importance for genealogists are overlooked. The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, the Digital Public Library of America, and other mega sites will be explored.

    To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or send an email.

     

    Keep watching to see what’s up for Friday and Saturday. Or go ahead and check the brochure!

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month Continues

    Friday, Oct 09, 2015

    Kay Spears starts off Week 3 of Family History Month with Part 2 of her “Basics of Adobe Elements Workshop,” on Monday, October 12, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Computer Classroom. Remember to bring copies of photographs on a USB (“flash”) drive for hands-on instruction. Space is limited. Call 260-421-1225 or send an email to register.

    Is DNA all Greek to you? Come and learn about the three major tests for genealogists - the Y-DNA, mtDNA, and autosomal tests when Sara Allen presents “Introduction to DNA for Genealogy,” Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A. By the end of the session, you will know how to use DNA testing to enhance your traditional genealogical research.

    The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana meets Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. This month’s offering is “Diaries, Journals, and Day Books,” presented by Rodney Scott. When in the process of our genealogical research, if we are fortunate to uncover a diary or journal, there is an explosion of information about our ancestors. The style and type of these documents are reviewed with outlines of how such items can be created for your own family histories. All are welcome.

    Curt Witcher will provide a basic preservation presentation on how to care for paper documents, photographs, and numerous heirlooms on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in “So What Do I Do With This? Caring for Family Documents & Keepsakes.” Be there 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A as both processes and products are shown.

    Are you at a loss when it comes to using The Genealogy Center’s new microfilm and fiche printer/scanners? Join Cynthia Theusch Friday, October 16, 2015 for “Using the ST-ViewScan III Microfilm & Microfiche Printer/Scanners,” 10-11 a.m., in The Genealogy Center Microtext Reading Room  as she demonstrates these new machines and offers suggestions for getting the best prints and scans possible. Register early. Space is limited. Call 260-421-1225 or send an email to register.

    On Saturday, October 17, 2015 Melissa Tennent will answer “Why Should I Look at Revolutionary War Pension Records?” 11 a.m.-Noon, in The Genealogy Center. Pension records are a valuable source for learning more about your Revolutionary War ancestor. Understand Revolutionary War Pension Records better by discovering how to access these files and what information is available in the documents.

    Careful analysis of the 1880 census can help you solve genealogical problems with origins well before that year. Join Cynthia Theusch on Sunday, October 18, 2015, Meeting Room A, 1-2 p.m. for “Using Clues in the 1880 Census to Solve Earlier Research Challenges.” Learn to use all the categories of information recorded in every column of the 1880 census to your full advantage. Little pieces of data gleaned from censuses can help you make deductions that break down long-time brick walls, including those of the pre-1850 time period.

    To learn more about these or any of our Family History Month events, see the brochure, To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • What's Next for Family History Month?

    Saturday, Oct 03, 2015

    Family History Month starts week two with Kay Spears offering “Basics of Adobe Elements Workshop, Part 1,” on Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Computer Classroom. She will demonstrate how to restore images of old photographs using techniques similar to those in Adobe Photoshop. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their own family photographs on a USB (“flash”) drive for hands-on instruction in applying what they have learned to their photos. The class will continue on Monday, October 12th, at the same time. Register early as space is limited. Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 brings provides guidance on one of the most desired sources as Delia Bourne presents “Vital Records for Beginners,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A. This class will explain what can be found in a vital record, and what other sources may be used when an official record doesn’t exist.

    In the past, some towns and villages issued warnings to some of the inhabitants to leave the area. On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Cynthia Theusch will explain why in “Warnings Out Issued in the Colonies and Early United States,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A. Learn how to locate records to see if an ancestor or other family members received a warning.

    At the meeting of the African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne Meeting at 6:60 p.m. on  Thursday, October 8, in Meeting Room B, during “What Genealogy Has Done For Me—A Youth Presentation,” you will hear how young people have researched their families’ histories and what they have discovered about their families and themselves. All are welcome.

    Meet up in the Microtext Reading Room of The Genealogy Center on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. for “Tech Talk: Microfilm & Fiche and Use of the ST200 Printer/Scanner.” Delia Bourne will discuss what types of materials are available in microtext format and how to use the ST200 printer/scanners. Register early. Space is limited, so register early by call 260-421-1225 or send an email to Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.

    John Beatty will discuss “Using German Church Records” on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10 to 11 a.m., in Meeting Room BC. This talk is intended for both the beginner and the more experienced genealogist wishing to learn more about how to locate, read, and interpret German church records. It will offer research tips, reveal some common idiosyncrasies found in records, discuss the steps needed in finding the right parish, look at ecclesiastical dates, and cover how to read various types of German handwriting found in church records.

    How often have you bemoaned “I Can’t Find It on Ancestry.com!”? Sara Allen will address that on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 1-2 p.m., in Meeting Room A. Learn about genealogical records that are not on Ancestry.com and how to access them.

    For more information about any of these events, or other events in Family History Month, see the brochure. To register for any of these free classes, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email!


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month Begins!

    Sunday, Sep 27, 2015

    Family History Month starts on Thursday, October 1st, with “An Evening of Storytelling!” Telling the stories of our lives is not only a great way to engage people in learning about their families and ancestors, it is a terrific way to share the family’s story. Join us at 6:30 p.m., in Meeting Room A for stories and music to inspire and entertain you!

    Our Polish Heritage weekend begins Friday, October 2nd with our own Sara Allen presenting “Crossing the Pond with Your Polish Ancestors,” at 10 a.m., in Meeting Room A. She will tell us how to track Polish immigrants from the new world back to their ancestral village. Some information is applicable to Eastern European research in general, so make time for this great program!

    Saturday, October 3rd will offer two exciting opportunities for Polish heritage researchers. “Polish Mission and Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI),” presented by Ceil Jensen, will provide a survey of the Polish Mission’s collections and their new website Michigan Polish Heritage,  where families can come together to research their roots, discover the villages and records of their ancestors, and document their family history. This event starts at 10 a.m., in Meeting Room A.

    At 2 p.m., also in Meeting Room A, Ceil Jensen will present “Advanced Polish Research.” In this class, Ceil will cover finding an ancestor’s parish and civil registration records in Poland, will dispel the myths that records were destroyed during the world wars, and that language barriers make Polish research difficult. She will also give examples and suggestions on how to use advanced records, databases, and archives.

    Finally, on Sunday, October 4th, in Meeting Room A, Ceil Jensen will detail the case study of Eugenia Okruta in “Displaced Persons,” and will explore the archives, associations, and organizations that have record sets of interest to anyone researching displaced persons in World War II.

    For more information on these and other Family History Month activities, see the brochure. To register for these free events, call 260-421-1225, or send us an email.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Photoshop Consultations in October

    Monday, Sep 14, 2015

    Do you need help restoring your family photos? We are offering one hour consultations to provide suggestions using basic techniques you may not have tried. The Consultant will work with you to try to achieve the results you want. Please bring your scanned image(s) on a USB drive that is free of other files. For best results, images should be scanned at 300dpi and saved as TIFF files.

    Consultations are by appointment only. Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to arrange an appointment.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Following Up with More Records

    Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

    Continue your Family History Journey on Saturday, August 29, 2015, when Curt Witcher will show you how to use major record groups and how to let one record’s data lead you to still more sources of information. An overview of military records as well as passenger and immigration records will be provided. The second half of the program will provide attendees with a “quick walk” through The Genealogy Center’s free databases – online resources that can provide meaningful next steps for family history research. So be there at 9:30 a.m., in Meeting Room A.

    TO register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Ohio & Indiana African-Americans in the Maumee Valley

    Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

    Join us on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7PM in Meeting Room A for the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor’s “Layers of History.” Angie Quinn will focus on the Wren and Little Africa communities in Van Wert County, Ohio, the former Randolph family slaves in Darke and Mercer County, Ohio, and communities in Whitley County, Indiana, and Paulding, Ohio. Curt Witcher and Roberta Ridley will share "how-to" information about performing research using census data, government land office records, and other resources. John Aden, PhD, from the Fort Wayne African/African-American Historical Society Museum will provide some artifacts and collection items used by early rural African American residents in our region. Mark your calendar for this great program on the history and people of the Maumee River Valley!


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • One-on-One Consultations for August

    Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

    Have a brick wall in your research? Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research? The Genealogy Center is offering 30-minute personal research consultations with a staff member on some troublesome aspect of your research on Wednesday August 19th and Tuesday August 25th, from 2PM to 4PM, in The Genealogy Center. Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info for an appointment, providing basic information concerning the nature of your quandary. A staff member will be assigned and a time established for your consultation. Be sure to bring your research notes to your consultation.

    Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register today!

     To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Beyond the Family Bible: Making the Most of Family Heirlooms and Artifacts in Genealogy Research

    Monday, Jul 20, 2015

    John Beatty will be presenting "Beyond the Family Bible: Making the Most of Family Heirlooms and Artifacts in Genealogy Research" on Tuesday September 15, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Globe Room of the Main Library. The program will discuss how to analyze a variety of inherited items - books, textiles, photographs, jewelry, paintings - and how they can aid in doing genealogical research. Often there are clues imbedded in such items that researchers can use to their advantage if they know where and how to look. The talk will also discuss a variety of printed sources for heirloom evaluation.

    This lecture is part of “A Heritage of Needle Art,” sponsored by the Fort Wayne Area Embroiderer’s Guild, an exhibition that honors embroidery, in all its shapes and traditions, as a timeless and enduring expression of art. A sampling of historic needle art, on loan from the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s Permanent Collection in Louisville KY, will be on display. Items selected for exhibition will represent a wide variety of embroidery techniques as well as cultural needle art traditions from all over the world. Highlighting the exhibit will be a 6' x 6' military insignia designed and embroidered by Master Sergeant Edward Kuhn in the early 1900. Kuhn used 800 skeins of silk and stitched the tapestry over a period of 14 years. The Exhibit Opening is on Friday, August 21 at 6:00pm in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Allen County Public Library, with a program on Sergeant Edward C Kuhn, Master Sergeant and Master Embroiderer, at 7:00 pm in the Globe Room, presented by Jeffrey Krull, retired Director of the Allen County Public Library and descendant of the creator of the exhibited Tapestry of the Insignia of the United States.


    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Early African-American Settlers of the Maumee Valley on July 28th

    Monday, Jul 13, 2015

    Mark your calendar for an informative evening on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7PM in Meeting Room A as Angie Quinn will discuss the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor’s “Layers of History,” while Curt Witcher, and Roberta Ridley will share "how-to" information about performing research using census data, government land office records, and other resources. John Aden, PhD, from the Fort Wayne African/African-American Historical Society Museum will provide some artifacts and collection items used by early rural African American residents in our region.

    For more information, see Early African-American Settlers of the Maumee Valley. Join us for this free event!

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center