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  • One-on-One Consultations in July!

    Friday, Jun 21, 2019

    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 July 2, 2019 and Thursday, July 25, 2019, both 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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!

    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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  • Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon - July 27 and 28 2019

    Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

    The Genealogy Center will host an Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon! The Indiana Album's online community archive brings hidden gems from the attic to the web by scanning, cataloging, and sharing historic items that are normally hidden in family photo albums or shoe boxes. Indiana Album's volunteers will make high resolution scans with all documents being carefully handled and immediately returned to the owners.

    Be in the Discovery Center Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and/or Sunday July 28, 2019, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.! Make a reservation or learn how to submit your own scans by contacting info@indianaalbum.com or (317) 771-4129.
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  • Care and Identification of Historic Family Photographs Workshop

    Saturday, Jun 15, 2019

    From boxes of unidentified photographs to discs of digital images, we all have family photographs that need attention. Join us Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center to learn how to identify and care for your photos. Presenter Joan Hostetler of the Indiana Album will discuss how to examine and interpret historic photographs. Participants are encouraged to bring interesting photographs for a show and tell.
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  • Family Tree Maker Event at ACPL!

    Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

    Family Tree Maker is joining up with Allen County Public Library to bring you a fantastic “how to” seminar on FTM and partner products. Come join Family Tree Maker at the Allen County Public Library on Monday July 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for a night of learning about what Family Tree Maker has to offer! With the new upgrade coming out soon, you’ll want to know what new features have been added to an already handy tool in your genealogy tool box. Partner products, Charting Companion and Family Book Creator will also be presented. You’ll also have the chance to take advantage of special conference pricing of these awesome products. Register at EventBrite!
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  • One-on-One Consultations Anytime in June!

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    In June, The Genealogy Center would like to offer scheduled 30-minute, One-on-One Consultations more in tune with YOUR schedule! Do you have a brick wall in your research? Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research? 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. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will establish a time for your consultation. Be sure to bring your research notes to your consultation.

    To make your appointment, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email to make your appointment!
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  • I Seek Dead People: Using America’s GenealogyBank to Find Obituaries and More!

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Join Allison DePrey Singleton on June 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center as she discusses America’s GenealogyBank, one of the new databases added to The Genealogy Center’s On-Site Databases this year.  It contains database collections of Historical Newspapers (1690-1922), Historical Books (1749-1900), Historical Documents (1789-1994), and America's Obituaries (1977-current). The obituary components of this resource make it a particularly valuable tool for genealogy research.To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info. Part of Digital Daze.
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  • Learn About MyHeritage on Saturday May 18, 2019!

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    oin Sara Allen as she take you "Exploring MyHeritage Library Edition,: on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Meeting Room C. Explore one of the library’s newest on-site genealogical record databases – MyHeritage Library Edition.  Learn tips and strategies for searching this valuable database, find out about the one-of-kind genealogical record collections available on MyHeritage, and more!

    To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.
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  • One-on-One Consultations Anytime in May!

    Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019

    For May, The Genealogy Center would like to offer scheduled 30-minute, One-on-One Consultations more in tune with YOUR schedule! Do you have a brick wall in your research? Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research? 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. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will establish a time for your consultation. Be sure to bring your research notes to your consultation.

    To make your appointment, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email to make your appointment!

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  • One-on-One Consultations for April!

    Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

    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 Thursday, April 4, 2019 and Thursday, April 18, 2019, 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 on these days is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register today!

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

    If you need a different time, contact us for an appointment, requesting a Consultation and providing basic information concerning the nature of your quandary. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will established a time for your consultation.

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • March Madness: Act on Your Family History!

    Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

    Beginning to gather family stories and history may be as simple as acting on a first step. Join us in March to learn about several easy actions you can take!

     

    Sunday March 3, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center

    Sharing: Non-Traditional Family History Books

    Betsy Thal Gephart

    Publishing a family history needn’t be a heavy lift.  There are easier ways to share your research than a huge, formal genealogy.  The most important thing is to share your stories!  Using the thirteen books she’s written for her daughters as examples, Betsy hopes to inspire you to get started on a project that’s just the right size.

     

    Monday March 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center

    Writing: Simple Steps to Begin Writing Your Family Stories

    Curt Witcher

    For many, writing is just another chore. Where does one start? How long does the piece have to be? The blank screen, the empty piece of paper—both can be very intimidating. Explore some techniques for making writing easier, and maybe even enjoyable with this evening of simple steps.

     

    Tuesday March 5, 2019, 6:30 P.M., Discovery Center

    Publishing: Various Options for the Family Historian

    John Beatty

    This class will examine the different publishing options for the genealogist. We will look at going out on your own with a printer, such as the HF Group of North Manchester. We evaluate online publishers such as Lulu and Createspace and publishing options. We will also examine some of the vanity presses available for publishing a genealogy. The author will come away with several options for getting their family history in print.

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    Wednesday March 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center

    Preserving: Sharing New Ideas from RootsTech

    Allison DePey Singleton & Melissa Tennant

    Melissa & Allison are just back from RootsTech 2019! Come learn about all of the fabulous products they viewed there!

     

    Thursday March 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A

    Talking: Triggering Memories to Begin Conversations about Family History

    Allison DePrey Singleton

    Some of the best ways to remember something is through your senses.  In fact, the sense of smell is closely linked with memory. How do you utilize with for family history? Can you trigger memories with the other senses? Let’s explore this in an interactive presentation on triggering memories to begin conversations.  

     

    Friday March 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center

    Organizing: Adventures with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat

    Kay Spears & Emily Rapoza

    Finally, after years and years of hard work you are ready to put everything together. Now what? Join Kay Spears and Emily Rapoza as they explore some tips, tricks, and hints when using Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat when compiling your family history book.

     

    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Discovery Center

    Interviewing: Life Stories Hands On

    Cynthia Theusch

    Have you been curious about what goes on in the Life Stories Center? Wondering if, and how, you can use it? Come for a live demonstration of the equipment and witness one or more interviews, interlaced with questions and techniques for getting your subject to open up!


     To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info. Part of March Madness 2019!

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  • One-on-One Consultations for February 2019!

    Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

    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, February 12, 2019 and Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 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 on these days is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register today!

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

    If you need a different time, contact us for an appointment, requesting a Consultation and providing basic information concerning the nature of your quandary. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will established a time for your consultation.

    To register, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email.
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  • Genealogist Lara Diamond to Speak on DNA

    Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

    The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is proud to host genealogist, Lara Diamond, for two DNA and Genealogy presentations on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A professional genealogist with expertise in DNA and Eastern European Jewish roots, Ms. Diamond lectures frequently and blogs at “Lara’s Jewnealogy.”

    At 2:00 on February 17, she will present “DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research.”  Following that presentation, at 3:30, Ms. Diamond will continue with “Sorting Distant Cousins from Close Family,” including the challenges of endogamous populations such as Ashkenazi Jews.  The program is made possible with funding from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.  Members of the NEIJGS will have an opportunity to meet further with Lara Diamond at a special dinner that evening. 
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    The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society was started in the spring of 2018 and is one of the newest members of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.   It is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical information, techniques and research tools among people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.   The Society includes members with a broad range of backgrounds and genealogical skills.   In November of 2018, Mr. Avraham Groll, director of JewishGen, was the featured speaker.  Dr. Elizabeth Anthony from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present a program on May 5, 2019 about the International Tracing Service.

    The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center houses one of the largest research collections available to genealogists, incorporating records from around the world.   Visitors are welcome to take advantage of the long weekend to visit the collection.  Library hours are 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, noon to 5pm on Sunday, and 9am to 9pm on Monday.

    For information about joining the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society, contact NEIndianaJGS@gmail.com, check out the Facebook page, or download a brochure

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  • One-on-One Consultations for January!

    Tuesday, Dec 11, 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 Wednesday January 16 2019 and Monday, January 28, 2019, 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 on these days is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register today!

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

    If you need a different time, contact us for an appointment, requesting a Consultation and providing basic information concerning the nature of your quandary. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will established a time for your consultation.

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

    Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

    For December, The Genealogy Center would like to offer scheduled 30-minute, One-on-One Consultations more in tune with YOUR schedule! Do you have a brick wall in your research? Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research? 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. Based on your subject, a staff member will be assigned, and you and our Consultant will 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!

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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