Get ready for Family History Month! Aside from great programs, extended research hours and daily one-on-one consultations, The Genealogy Center is offering short video tips published on social media throughout the month! Keep an eye on our social media platforms! Make plans to engage with us in October!
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Tuesday October 1, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - Find amazing resources through the use of the African American Gateway.

Wednesday October 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Shawnee Branch
Food For Thought: Recipes as Memoir – Allison DePrey Singleton
Genealogy Video Tip – Discover what we have in our state and subject guides, and where you can get a copy of them.

Thursday October 3, 2019, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m., Discovery Center
DNA & Family History Interest Group Meetings - Sara Allen
Genealogy Video Tip – Find out what the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is and how it is used.

Friday October 4, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip – Do you want to be a better genealogist? Come and take a look at some of the guidebooks we have listed on our Next Steps Pathfinder.

Saturday October 5, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Beginning Your Family History Journey – Melissa Tennant

Sunday October 6, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
I Seek Dead People: Using America’s GenealogyBank to Find Obituaries and More! – Allison DePrey Singleton

Monday October 7, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip – Having trouble finding the church your family attended in Germany? Your problem may be geographical. Have a look at Kevan Hansen’s awesome map guides to German parish registers.

Tuesday October 8, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip 1 – Discover the various types of records we have to help you as you begin researching your house’s history.
Genealogy Video Tip 2 – Learn how to use DNA testing to identify an unknown grandparent.

Wednesday October 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Discovery Center
Allen County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting: Tips for Interviewing Military Veterans – Kayleen Reusser
Genealogy Video Tip – Discovery tools for finding African American materials in The Genealogy Center’s collection.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip 1 – Beginning your Native American/First Nations family history research.
Genealogy Video Tip 2 – Discover how to find post 1819 passenger lists at The Genealogy Center.

Friday October 11, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - Discover why Civil War battle site names are so confusing.

Saturday October 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m., Georgetown Branch
Morbid Genealogy – Allison DePrey Singleton
Genealogy Video Tip – Explore the African American Newspapers databases available at The Genealogy Center.

Sunday October 13, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Working with a Single Record – Cynthia Theusch
Genealogy Video Tip – What does an Ambrotype look like? Hints for spotting an Ambrotype.

Monday October 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Exploring MyHeritage Library Edition - Sara Allen

Tuesday October 15, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip – Discover the “dangers” of OCR and digital newspapers.

Wednesday October 16, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - Explore Native American history and heritage with the Native American Gateway.

Thursday October 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
PERSI Help Session – Adam Barrone

Friday October 18, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - Have Canadian roots? Check out the types of records we have available.

Saturday October 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Discovery Center
Allen County Genealogical Society Technology Interest Group
Genealogy Video Tip – Learn about the extensive physical and digital collection of family histories at The Genealogy Center.

Sunday October 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center
What Doesn’t Kill Us: Historical Illnesses and Causes of Death – Delia Cothrun Bourne

Monday October, 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Saving Digitally from Genealogy Center Resources - Delia Cothrun Bourne
Genealogy Video Tip – What does a Daguerreotype look like? Hints for spotting a Daguerreotype.

Tuesday October 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Selected Midwestern Resources at The Genealogy Center – Delia Cothrun Bourne

Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Ancestry DNA 101 – Sara Allen
Genealogy Video Tip - Some hints for storing photographs, journals, etc.

Thursday October 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Railroad Pension Records: Their Value for Genealogical Answers – Kim Harrison
Genealogy Video Tip - A richness of resources for Cherokee and Five Civilized Tribes family history in our snapshots.

Friday October 25, 2019, Midnight Madness Extended Research Hours, 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
 6:30 p.m.: Finding & Using Catholic Church Records – Pat Stamm
 7:30 p.m.: What’s in the Collection? Tour and Introduction to The Genealogy Center Collection – Allison DePrey Singleton
 8:30 p.m.: Biographical Works in Genealogical Research - Curt Witcher

Saturday October 26, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Theater
A Day with Judy Russell (Paid Event)
Lectures include:
**“An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others—The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments”
**“No Person Shall . . . Gallop Horses in the Streets--Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestor’s Lives”
**“When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records”
**“2019: The Year of the Copyright.”
For a description of each presentation and information on time schedule, go to www.acgsi.org. This special event is sponsored by the Doug and Joni Lehman Charitable Foundation and is a ticketed/paid event.
Genealogy Video Tip – Learn how The Genealogy Center is a great resource for South Africa records.

Sunday October 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Discovery Center
Brick Wall Panel – Genealogy Center Librarians

Monday October 28, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - Do you know that our library has a great collection of Irish local history? Have a look at some of the fabulous and hard-to-find books, right here in our Irish aisles.
 
Tuesday October 29, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip 1 – Suggestions for searching for a missing man (or woman).
Genealogy Video Tip 2 - What does a Tintype look like? Hints for spotting a Tintype.
 
Wednesday October 30, 2019
Genealogy Video Tip - See what City Directories can do for you.
 
Thursday October 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Find My Past: A Tool for British, Irish, and American Ancestry – John Beatty

You can now register online at https://acpl.libnet.info/events! Just search Genealogy to find any of our programs. You can also register for any of these free programs by calling 260-421-1225 or emailing Genealogy@ACPL.Info.