The third week of Family History Month 2016 Has a number of our special days: Sunday is A Day in Allen County; Thursday is a Family History Day for Homeschoolers; and then spend a Day with Juliana Szucs of Ancestry on Saturday, but we have several more concentrated programs, also!

Join Cynthia Theusch in “Finding Ontario’s Genealogical Information and Documents” on Sunday October 16, 2016, at 1:00 PM in the Discovery Center. Discover what records are available here in The Genealogy Center and on the Internet. Locate libraries, archives and government programs that house records and documents to add to your research.

Kay Spears will show you the “Basics of Scanning Photographs” on Monday October 17, 2016, at 2:30 PM in the Discovery Center. Learn about one of the ways to save your family photographs. This session will cover the basics of scanning, from how to handle your photographs to in which file format your photographs should be saved. There also will be time for a scanning demonstration, and you are invited to bring a few photographs to scan and save to a USB drive.

On Tuesday October 18, 2016, Melissa Tennant will discuss “Using FamilySearch for Your Genealogy” at 6:30 PM in Discovery Center. Learn the search techniques that can maximize your FamilySearch.org experience and discover the billions of records available on this free website.

Computer Interest Group Meeting of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday October 19, 2016, at 7:00 PM in Meeting Room B.

And on Friday Oct 21, 2016 Sara Allen will demonstrate “Using U.S. Records to Find Your Immigrant’s Link to the Old Country.” Don’t skip important steps in finding your ancestor’s home village. Before crossing the pond and searching in European records, fully investigate American records about the immigrant and his family. Topics covered include: starting with U.S. records and moving back in time to the immigrant, finding records of the journey to America, and finally, identifying the village of origin in Europe. Join her at 10AM in the Discovery Center.

Remember that for each program you attend in October, and each time you interact with us on Facebook, you will be entered into a drawing for door prizes!

For more information, see the brochure. Register for these free events by calling 260-421-1225 or send an email to Genealogy@ACPL.Info.