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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Our Events

Events List

  1. Explore the Life of a Parent or Grandparent

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    How to research the life of a person who was alive in the early twentieth century.

  2. Digitization in The Genealogy Center

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Take a virtual tour of the equipment in The Genealogy Center.

  3. Genealogy Scavenger Hunt: Family Fun in The Genealogy Center

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    The scavenger hunt will show you different aspects of the Center while teaching how to get started in family history research.

  4. Finding Johnny Reb: Researching Your Confederate Soldier

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Locating information on a Confederate soldier can be difficult, but not impossible.

  5. The Search for Nancy Hanks: A Historical Wild Goose Chase, Mitochondrial DNA, and the Maternal Ancestry of Nancy Hanks Lincoln

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study and new historical evidence reveal the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry.

  6. Using Vital Records & Their Substitutes

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    Vital records are the Holy Grail of genealogical sources.

Pity the Poor Orphan: Children’s Homes in America

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When

From: 7/29/2017 10:00 AM

To: 7/29/2017 11:00 AM

Orphanages appeared in large numbers in the early 1800s as part of an increase in American benevolent societies and aid organizations. By 1900 there were hundreds of institutions operated by local governments, religious denominations, and private charities. This presentation will provide an overview of such institutions, what records may be available and how to locate them along with the children’s likely experiences.

Presenter: Delia Cothrun Bourne

Discovery Center

To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.  

Part of Genealogy Summer Camp 2017

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