The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, IN is pleased to announce that the experts at Ancestry.com are coming to Fort Wayne July 22 and 23, 2011 to share their knowledge and expertise with you! Beginning Friday night, July 22, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can pick up your name badge, handout materials, and chat with the experts from The Genealogy Center and Ancestry.com at the Fort Wayne Hilton Atrium. Then on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the experts will present five classes and provide answers to your questions during this full day event at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN. The schedule for that Saturday includes the following classes:

9 a.m.-- "Insider Search Tips for Ancestry.com"
Ancestry.com is home to more than 6 billion records in more than 30,000 collections. This class will teach you how to make the powerful search tools at Ancestry.com work for you and to help you locate your ancestor, discover their stories, and so much more.

10:15 a.m.-- "How to Find Civil War Roots at Ancestry.com"
Learn how to identify your Civil War ancestors, create a research plan, collect and interpret the records and tell the story.

11:15 a.m.--Lunch break: Catch a bite at restaurants nearby and/or talk with the experts

1 p.m.-- "Hidden Treasures of The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne"
The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library is the second largest family history research repository in North America. This presentation will focus on identifying significant collections of materials that may be less obvious to the casual researcher and provide strategies for mining those collections for relevant data.

2:15 p.m.-- "A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Project"
With so many new sources and methods popping up, it’s hard to keep with it all. This lecture is designed to point to ways to stay on top of it all, and to provide the ideas you need to get going!

3:30 p.m.-- "Ask the Experts Panel"
In this final session, experts from Ancestry.com and The Genealogy Center will answer your questions.

The cost for the full day's classes, held at the Grand Wayne Center, right across from the library, is just $20. For more information and to register, click http://fortwayneancestryday.eventbrite.com/. Register for this event today! Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to join us for Ancestry Day!