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  • One on One Consultations for November!

    Friday, Oct 26, 2018

    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 Tuesday November 6, 2018 and Thursday November 29, 2018, both from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In The Genealogy Center. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • Last Family History Month Events!

    Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

    They say that all good things must come to an end, and so does Family History Month. But before it goes, we have several last events for you!

    Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Discovery Center I am Hilda Schrader Whitcher: Social Security History - Allison DePrey Singleton The Social Security Death Index and Applications are invaluable to family historians but why was it created? Sometimes to understand every aspect of a great resource, you need to know the history. This presentation will look at the history of Social Security and the identity of Hilda Schrader Whitcher.

    Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30p.m., Discovery Center Finding Fort Wayne Photographs - Delia Cothrun Bourne There are many visual sources for Fort Wayne and Allen County, showing streets, buildings, people and more. Learn about some of the sources available for locating old photographs of your town!
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center Using Tax Records in Genealogical Research - John Beatty Tax records are an underutilized source in genealogical research, and yet they are absolutely crucial for finding familial connections, especially in states like Virginia where many other records are lost. This talk will explore the various ways our ancestors were taxed and how to locate and interpret those records in our family history research.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center Genealogy of the Tragedies: Death and Sorrow in America - Allison DePrey Singleton Every family has at least one tragedy in their family narrative. Let’s explore the process of researching some of these tragedies and how you can apply these same methods to your family history research.

    To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

    And thanks for helping us celebrate Family History Month 2018.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week 4!

    Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

    Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Greenlawn Cemetery
    Cemeteries Are Not Just for Ghosts - Allison DePrey Singleton
    This program designed for ALL ages will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery. Come learn basic cemetery etiquette, participate in a scavenger hunt to search for unique gravestone carvings and symbolism, and learn how cemeteries can be helpful for family history research. Meet at the Greenlawn Parking Lot, 6750 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Please dress comfortable for walking outside.

    Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Native American/First Nations Research - Curt Witcher
    This presentation provides an overview for the person beginning Native American genealogical research. Emphasis is placed on paying close attention to historical details, the major differences between Euro-American and Native American societies, and conducting research within the proper historical and geographic contexts. Major records groups are defined with an extensive bibliography provided.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center Naming Practices and Genealogy - John Beatty What were the names your ancestors gave to their children? The choice of names can tell us a lot about a family, sometimes one of only a few clues he or she may have left us. This talk will explore naming systems used by various cultures in Europe and America, and will show examples of how you can sometimes break through brick walls in your research by understanding naming patterns.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Discovering Our FANs and Collaterals - Melissa Tennant
    This session will show how exploring the Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors (FANs) and relatives of your direct ancestors can help demolish the genealogical brickwall.

    Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center DNA Testing Techniques for Adoptees - Sara Allen Have you sought your birth family through traditional genealogical research, but had no luck? Adding DNA testing to your tool box can break down that brick wall and help find biological family members. This session is applicable to anyone with unknown close biological family members, including those with an unknown father or unknown grandparents.
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    Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Discovery Center Days with Diahan Southard - DNA Workshop - Diahan Southard A fun and interactive, no-computers-required genetic genealogy workshop that will have you actually DOING genetic genealogy. Registration is required. To register, go to https://www.acgsi.org.

    Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight, The Genealogy Center
    Midnight Madness Extended Research Hours
    Have you ever wished to be locked in the library at night with all of the genealogical goodies at your fingertips? Well, stay up late with The Genealogy Center Staff for extra research time and a little bit of learning! Plus, three 30-minute sessions will be offered in the Discovery Center:
    6:30 p.m.: Last Seen: Finding Family after Slavery – Delia Cothrun Bourne
    After the Civil War, divided African American families began to place advertisements in black newspapers across the country hoping to gain a clue to discovering their lost loved ones. “Last Seen” was created to promote crowdsourcing to transcribe and post these inquiries. Come learn about this fabulous source.
    7:30 p.m.: What’s in the Collection? Tour and Introduction to The Genealogy Center Collection – Allison DePrey Singleton
    Join us on a brief tour of The Genealogy Center where you will be introduced to our massive physical collection. This tour will give you a better idea of where to look for that fantastic book you located in our catalog. *Please be prepared to stand and walk for half an hour.
    8:30 p.m.: Beyond Google: Conducting a Reasonably Exhaustive Search – Curt Witcher This presentation is a quick look at locating materials for one’s research that may not be immediately obvious.

    Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:15 – 5:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms A,B, & C Days with Diahan Southard - Diahan Southard “Three Powerful Ways to Find Your Best Matches,” “Organizing Your DNA Results,” “Genetic Genealogy Advanced,” and “Three Ways to Get Your Children and Grandchildren Involved in Genealogy.” Registration is required. To register, go to https://www.acgsi.org/event.php. To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

    Part of Family History Month 2018.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week 3!

    Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

    Get ready for great things coming in the third week of Family History Month, like:

    Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Discovery Center
    Unlocking the Past with Digital African American Collections - Melissa Tennant
    Learn about the amazing African American collections that are freely available online and the best ways to access them.

    Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    School Work – Finding & Using School Resources in Family History - Delia Cothrun Bourne
    Education in the United States has been a fluid process from colonial days to the present. Discover what education-based resources you can utilize when finding your ancestors!

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    “The Douglas Has Come!” Stephen A. Douglas and the Presidential Campaign of 1860 in Fort Wayne - John Beatty
    This talk will discuss the presidential election of 1860 particularly as it relates to Fort Wayne. It will focus especially on the appearance of Stephen Douglas in Fort Wayne on October 2, 1860, and the racial hatred that was expressed during that visit as well as the social divide that existed in the community at that time.
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
    ACGSI Computer Interest Group
    Join the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana’s Computer Interest Group for tips for using your computer for family history!

    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    PERSI Help Session - Adam Barrone
    Unsure of how to use the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)? We’ll help you jump into PERSI to find resources you may have missed. Bring a laptop or tablet which you can connect to the library’s wireless internet along with a list of surnames and geographic locations of interest to you. (Don’t have a laptop or tablet? We will have a few computers to use on a first come, first serve basis.)

    Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Jumping the Pond: Beginning to Research Your European Immigrant Ancestors – Allison DePrey Singleton
    You found your immigrant ancestor, now what? Let’s look at the different types of records that may help you find out more about your immigrant ancestors and their families.

    Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Discovery Center
    Indiana Avenue - Life and Musical Journey from 1915 to 2015 - Aleta Hodge
    A book talk that shares the 100-year history of an African American family and the music legacy of Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

    Part of Family History Month 2018.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week 2!

    Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018

    So, now that you've learned how to search for information about your house, and the use of city directories, and all of the other great events of the first week of Family History Month, you're ready to run onto Week 2!

    Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Discovery Center, 
    Tracking Your Illinois Ancestors, Sara Allen
    Learn about the essential websites and important physical repositories for Illinois genealogical research.

    Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Beginning to Tennessee Research, Delia Cothrun Bourne
    The sixteenth state admitted to the Union, Tennessee‘s rich history is one of contrasts as pioneers settled or passed through to points west. Learn about the wide variety of sources available to researchers of the Volunteer State!

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Genealogical Research in Maryland, John Beatty
    As one of the original thirteen colonies, Maryland is a pivotal state for exploring ancestors who later moved into the Midwest and Deep South. It has some of the most complete extant records of early America, many of which are published. This session, intended for the beginner, will explore the many available records available in this state and how to find them both in books and online.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room A
    Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy - Floyd Clown Sr and author William Matson
    Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr and author William Matson will discuss and sign their book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" based on the family’s oral history.
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
    Non-population Schedules, Randy Richardson
    Join the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana for their monthly meeting. All are welcome!

    Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Empire State Genealogy, Sara Allen
    New York ancestral research can be challenging, due to record loss and lack of civil marriage records prior to 1880. Fortunately many other valuable types of genealogical resources exist. Attendees will learn about the records that are available for New York State and NYC and where to find these great resources.

    Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Hoosier Hospitality: Immigrating to Indiana, Allison DePrey Singleton
    Indiana is considered the Crossroads of America. Many families passed through Indiana on their way west but many stayed. Join us as we look at immigration to the Hoosier State and some uniquely Hoosier resources for family history.

    Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Discovery Center
    Basics of Adobe Elements, Kay Spears
    A walk through Adobe Elements. What’s new? What’s exciting? What’s useful? Discover some techniques, tips, workarounds, which may be used when restoring, enhancing, and retouching scanned documents, photographs, and family artifacts in Adobe Elements.

    To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

    Part of Family History Month 2018.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week 1!

    Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

    Family History Month starts next Monday, and there are informative events almost every day! Have a peek:

    Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Basics of Scanning, Kay Spears
    Learn about scanning, one of the ways to save your family photographs, documents, letters, diaries, etc. This program will cover the basics of scanning, from how to handle your different artifacts to the file format in which your family treasures should be saved. There will be a demonstration with a flatbed scanner, and you are invited to bring a few photographs to scan and save to your USB drive.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    City Directories: More than Basic Facts, Melissa Tennant
    City directories provide more than just a name and address for a particular year. Discover the stories held within these volumes.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Researching the History of Your House, Cynthia Theusch
    Discover the various resources available to learn about the history of your house and the people who lived there. This session will help you with ideas for researching houses both in the city and rural areas.

    Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    DNA Interest Group Meetings, Sara Allen
    Have you done a DNA test for genealogical purposes? Do you completely understand the results you received? Do you need advice in interpreting your results? Are you interested and wonder what the best test is for you? Come to the DNA & Genealogy Interest Group Meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month from to share and learn from each other! Beginners meet at 6:30 p.m., more advanced researchers gather at 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 5, 2018 – Closed for Staff Day

    Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Discovery Center
    Sharing Your Story – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’s, Rick Voight
    Would you like to relive treasured memories and share your story with kids and grandkids? We will show you fast and easy ways to digitize and revive photos of friends, family, and adventures that are gathering dust in closets and digital shoeboxes. Learn how to digitize pictures, restore them to original quality (with as little as one click), and how to tell your story to future generations. In one session, you can begin the enjoyable pastime of organizing, digitizing photos, and storytelling.
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    To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

    Part of Family History Month 2018.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month Is Coming!

    Monday, Sep 10, 2018

    October is Family History Month, and The Genealogy Center celebrates by offering a month of exciting events! We have information on DNA testing for adoptees, Native American and African American research, searching in various states, emigrant ancestors, two days with Diahan Southard, a Sunday afternoon at Greenlawn Cemetery, and our Midnight Madness extended Research Hours on Friday October 26. Check out all of the events at our brochure and make your plans today!
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  • August One-on-One Consultations!

    Monday, Jul 16, 2018

    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 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday August 9, 2018 and Tuesday August 14, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • Author Visit July 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Discovery Center

    Monday, Jul 02, 2018

    The Genealogy Center welcomes award-winning historian Anna-Lisa Cox for a discussion of her latest book, The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.

    Come on July 8th at 2pm to The Genealogy Center to hear Anna-Lisa Cox discuss her book. To learn more about the book, click here.

    To learn more about this FREE event, call: (260) 421-1225 or email: Genealogy@acpl.info.
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  • One-on-One Consultations for July!

    Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Tuesday July 17, 2018 and Tuesday July 24, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • One-on-One Consultations in June!

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Tuesday June 5, 2018 and Wednesday June 27, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • One-on-One Consultations for May 2018!

    Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Tuesday May 15, 2018 and Thursday May 24, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • IPFW - UC2 Digitization Days: April 7 and April 21

    Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

    Did you or a family member work in manufacturing here in Allen County? Do you have nifty "souvenirs" like photographs, name badges, time cards, old manuals? Bring them to The Genealogy Center on Saturday April 7 or Saturday April 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the IPFW - UC2 Digitization Days to preserve this material for the future! We will scan them while you wait!
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  • April One-on-One Consultations

    Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Thursday April 12, 2018 and Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • Preservation Week - April 23 - April 27, 2018

    Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    An important part of family history is preservation: preservation of family and community history, preservation of family and community documents and heirlooms, preservation of stories and oral history. The Genealogy Center will celebrate Preservation Week April 23 to April 27, 2018, with information on the care and preservation of your family’s, and your community’s, legacy. Sessions will be held in the Discovery Center during the last week of April. For information about the events, see the brochure.

    Monday April 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Save Me! Recreating Professional Archivist Strategies at Home - Emily Rapoza
    When looking at old documents or photographs, the first questions asked are often: “What do I do with this?” or “How do I save this?” Learn the initial steps to help keep documents safe and preserved at home, including encapsulation and digitization. Emily will include some demonstrations!

    Tuesday April 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    Your Home Archives: Organizing and Preserving the Heirloom Paper in Your Life - John Beatty
    This session will offer guidance on how to preserve and arrange those precious documents so that they can be kept safe for today and passed down to the future.

    Wednesday April 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
    I Have My Family “Stuff” (Photos, Papers, Diaries, etc.): What’s Next? - Melissa Tennant, Kay Spears, Emily Rapoza
    Do you have a box of stuff? Do you have photographs, letters, diaries, cards and scraps of paper that you don’t know what to do with? How does one preserve a photograph, a journal, a diary, etc.? How does one go about scanning? What are the recommended ways of preserving family memories? What tools are available on Apple or Windows computers which may be used for preserving family images, etc.? How do you label photos, letters and journals? How do you organize, number, label and store items? This is the time to ask your questions! Our panelists are ready to answer these questions and more!

    Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discover Center
    A Need to Remember: Preserving Memories - Allison DePrey Singleton
    Trying to keep someone’s memory alive can be difficult as the years go by. Realizing your children and grandchildren will have questions for you after you are gone can raise awareness of a need. Losing a dear friend or family member can trigger a need. The desire to preserve our history or a loved one’s history can pop up at any time. This presentation will explore different options for preserving stories, photographs, and memories.

    Friday, April 27, 2018, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center & Maker Lab, Allen County Public Library
    Using the Maker Lab to Preserve Family History - Sara Allen
    Learn how ACPL’s Maker Lab can be used to preserve your family history. Join us as we tour the Maker Lab and learn how to convert family wedding videos to DVD; convert family vacation slides to digital files; make 3-D replicas of family memorabilia, sports logos, company logos, and more.

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

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • One-on-One Consultations for March!

    Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Monday March 19, 2018 and Tuesday, March 27, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online - January 10, 2018

    Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

    Make your winter errands count by combining an afternoon event from our WinterTech 2017-2018 slate with the evening Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana meetings, the second Wednesday of each month.

    In January, WinterTech offers"Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online," on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, in the Discovery Center. Created to provide insurance agents information concerning the areas for which they would offer insurance coverage, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for historians and genealogists who wish to learn about the neighborhoods in which their ancestors lived and conducted business. Many maps have been digitized and are online at free websites, but finding these resources can be challenging. In this session, Delia Cothrun Bourne will demonstrate what the Sanborn maps can provide and techniques for locating them.

     And remember, WinterTech is offered in the afternoons of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana’s monthly meeting, so stay to hear ACGSI Members will present Great Discoveries and Unique Ancestors, in Meeting Room A at 7:00 p.m.

    Melissa Tennant will finish the series with "On the Record: African American Newspapers" in February. For more information, see the WinterTech 2017-2018 brochure. To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.
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  • One-on-One Consultations for January!

    Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Wednesday January 17, 2018 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • WinterTech for December: Using Evernote for Your Genealogical Research

    Saturday, Dec 02, 2017

    Make your winter errands count by combining an afternoon event from our WinterTech 2017-2018 slate with the evening Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana meetings, the second Wednesday of each month.

    For December, WinterTech offers "Using Evernote for Your Genealogical Research," on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. Cynthia Theusch will discuss Evernote, a digital notebook that interfaces between your computer, smartphone, and tablet. She will show you how to enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments, and audio recordings. Even handwritten notes are searchable. So come and learn how Evernote can help you in all areas of your family history research. And remember, WinterTech is offered in the afternoons of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana’s monthly meeting, so stay to hear Curt Witcher discuss “The Genealogy Center Online,” in Meeting Room A at 7:00 p.m.

    Delia Bourne will continue the WinterTech series in January with "Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online" and Melissa Tennant will finish the series with "On the Record: African American Newspapers" in February. For more information, see the WinterTech 2017-2018 brochure. To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.
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  • One-on-One Consultations for December!

    Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017

    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 from 2PM to 4PM on Wednesday December 6, 2017 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 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!

    The Genealogy Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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