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  • One-oon-One Consultations for November!

    Saturday, Oct 26, 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 Monday November 4, 2019 and Wednesday November 20, 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.
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week IV

    Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

    IllnessIBlogThe last full week of Family History Month is packed with great learning opportunities, starting on Sunday October 20, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center when Delia Cothrun Bourne talks about “What Doesn’t Kill Us: Historical Illnesses and Causes of Death. This light-hearted overview of the medical conditions that plagued our ancestors will include where to find what some of those causes of death listed in newspapers and on death records really meant.

    On Monday October, 21, 2019, Delia Bourne will offer tips on “Saving Digitally from Genealogy Center Resources,” at 6:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. So many great electronic resources are available through The Genealogy Center website, but the mechanics of actually saving what you find to your USB drive can be confusing. Discover how to preserve what you find from various databases, and how to adapt instructions for use on numerous sites.

    MidwesternIBlogDelia Bourne will share “Selected Midwestern Resources at The Genealogy Center,” on Tuesday October 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. Although The Genealogy Center prides itself on its extensive collection from all over the United States, the Midwestern collection in exceptional. Come and see a few of the more overlooked resources for the Midwest.

    Sara Allen will offer “Ancestry DNA 101” on Wednesday October 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. Have you taken the Ancestry.com DNA test?  Come to this session and learn the basics about Ancestry.com's autosomal DNA test and how to read and interpret your results.  We will discuss the ethnicity estimate, your match page, and other features of the Ancestry DNA experience

    Thursday October 24, 2019 offers a treat at 6:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center when Kim Harrison will discuss “Railroad Pension Records: Their Value for Genealogical Answers.” Kim will offer a review of pension records and the value of the information to tell a person’s story. This session is a must for those researching railroad workers after the 1930s.
    FHMMadnessBlog2019
    Friday October 25, 2019, is our Midnight Madness Extended Research Hours, from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight in The Genealogy Center. Stay in The Genealogy Center for an evening of research and visiting after everyone has left the Main Library for the evening. You must be in The Genealogy Center before 6 p.m., and you can stay to research until midnight! There are even programs to highlight the evening:
         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
    Please have your car out of the library garage before 6 p.m.
    FHMJudyrussellBlog2019


    Register online at https://acpl.libnet.info/events for these programs! 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.

    And Saturday, October 26, 2019 brings “A Day with Judy Russell,” from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Theater. The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. The Allen County Genealogical Society and The Genealogy Center join in proudly presenting this special day for genealogists.
    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 or to register, go to www.acgsi.org. This special paid event is sponsored by the Doug and Joni Lehman Charitable Foundation and is a ticketed/paid event.

    And don’t forget our social media Genealogy Video Tips:

    Monday October, 21, 2019 - What does a Daguerreotype look like? Hints for spotting a Daguerreotype.

    Wednesday October 23, 2019 - Some hints for storing photographs, journals, etc.

    Thursday October 24, 2019 - A richness of resources for Cherokee and Five Civilized Tribes family history in our snapshots.
    – Learn how The Genealogy Center is a great resource for South Africa records.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week II

    Thursday, Oct 03, 2019

    Family History Month continues with Allison DePrey Singleton telling us “I Seek Dead People: Using America’s GenealogyBank to Find Obituaries and More!” on Sunday October 6, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. America’s GenealogyBank is 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.
    FHMDeadBlog

     

    The Allen County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting is Wednesday October 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Discovery Center. Kayleen Reusser offers “Tips for Interviewing Military Veterans.” Kayleen will share her experiences of interviewing hundreds of veterans of all eras. An interview form will be provided with key questions for securing information about the veteran’s life and military service. Guidelines also will be provided for photographing the veteran, their medals and military souvenirs.
    FHMveteransBlog

     

    And on Saturday October 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m., at the Georgetown Branch, 6600 East State Blvd., Allison DePrey Singleton will discuss “Morbid Genealogy.” It is the season for ghosts, vampires, and witches. While these are not typically part of the genealogical world, we can still discuss the macabre and morbid aspects of genealogy. Take part in an entertaining discussion on morbid genealogy with a Halloween flair.
    FHMMorbidsBlog

     

    You can now register online! 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.

     

    And don’t forget our social media Genealogy Video Tips:

     

    Monday October 7, 2019 - 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 - Discover the various types of records we have to help you as you begin researching your house’s history.

    - Learn how to use DNA testing to identify an unknown grandparent.

     

    Wednesday October 9, 2019 - Discovery tools for finding African American materials in The Genealogy Center’s collection.

     

    Thursday October 10, 2019 - Beginning your Native American/First Nations family history research.

     – Discover how to find post 1819 passenger lists at The Genealogy Center.

     

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

     

    Saturday October 12, 2019 – Explore the African American Newspapers databases available at The Genealogy Center.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Family History Month - Week 1

    Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

    Family History Month starts off With some great offerings for you!

     

    Join Allison DePrey Singleton on Wednesday October 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Shawnee Branch, 5600 Noll Avenue, for “Food For Thought: Recipes as Memoir,” offering ideas on how to collect and preserve family recipes for future generations and to inspire your family members with stories of loved ones.
    fhmFoodBlog

     

    The DNA & Family History Interest Group Meetings will be led by Sara Allen Thursday October 3, 2019, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. Beginners meet at 6:30 p.m. and Intermediate at 7:30 p.m. Come and share questions and answers!

    And on Saturday October 5, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center, Melissa Tennant helps you in “Beginning Your Family History Journey.” Join her for an introduction on how to start your adventure in discovering your family history.
    FHMJourneyBlog

     

    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.

     

    And don’t forget our social media Genealogy Video Tips:

    Tuesday October 1, 2019 – Find amazing resources through the use of the African American Gateway.

     

    Wednesday October 2, 2019 - Discover what we have in our state and subject guides, and where you can get a copy of them.

     

    Thursday October 3, 2019 - Find out what the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is and how it is used.

     

    Friday October 4, 2019 - 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.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • One-on-One Consultations for October!

    Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

    For Family History Month, 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.

    To make your appointment, call 260-421-1225 or send us an email to make your appointment! Space is limited!
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • October is Family History Month!

    Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

    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!
    FHMBlog

    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.

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • All the News That’s Fit to Digitize: News Sentinel Text Archive & Other Fort Wayne Digital Newspapers

    Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

    The News Sentinel Text Archive is a great addition to the various online sources for Fort Wayne newspapers. Join Delia Bourne Saturday September 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C to explore these fabulous resources for hometown history!
    To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info. Part of Digital Daze.
    NewsBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019: Find My Past: A Tool for British, Irish, and American Ancestry

    Monday, Aug 12, 2019

    In this talk, speaker John Beatty will explore the use of Find My Past, a major website for researching Irish and British genealogy. We will look at some of the major components of the database, including the myriad of British census and parish register information, as well as some unique images of Irish sources, both newspapers and manuscripts. We will also explore use of the Periodical Source Index, which is part of this database. Join us Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Discover Center!
    To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info. Part of Digital Daze. FindPastBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • One-on-One Consultations for September 2019

    Thursday, Aug 08, 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, September 5, 2019 and Monday September 16, 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.
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • August One-on-One Consultations!

    Saturday, Jul 20, 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 August 13, 2019 and Thursday, August 29, 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.
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    ScanBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    HochstetlerBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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!
    TreeMakerBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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!
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    DeadBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    MyHeritagelBlog

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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!

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.
    Consultation 1

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center

  • 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.

    MM for Blog

    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!

    Posted by: ACPL Genealogy Center