It’s time to plan for Week 3 of Family History Month 2017! Mark your calendars for:

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 1:00 PM – Discovery Center
Genealogical Research in Colonial New England – John Beatty
The New England states hold some of the earliest and most complete records of any American region. Many Americans can trace their ancestors to the Mayflower or to other early immigrant ships. This presentation will feature numerous records available, both in print and online, that will help you explore the history of this area.

Monday, October 16, 2016 – 6:30 PM – Computer Classroom
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program, Part 2 – Kay Spears
Explore a FREE option to Adobe Photoshop. We will look at GIMP and the tools which may be used to change, restore, and touch up your old photographs. First session was on Monday, October 9, 2017. There will be hands-on time, so bring a USB drive containing your photos and be prepared to have some fun.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 6:30 PM – Discovery Center
Migration Routes & Trails Across America – Delia Cothrun Bourne
Learn the routes of your roots—where your ancestors traveled and how they got there! This presentation will discuss major migration trails and sources to learn more about them.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM – Meeting Room B
Computer Interest Group Meeting – Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
Attend this meeting to discuss your technological discoveries and issues.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 6:30 PM – Discovery Center
Explore the Life of a Parent or Grandparent – Sara Allen
This session will include a case study on how to research the life of a person who was alive in the early twentieth century, such as a parent or grandparent. We will use timelines and checklists, as well as delve into how to use online databases, print materials, and records in archives and court houses to complete the project.

Friday, October 20, 2017 – 2:30 PM – Discovery Center
Digitization in The Genealogy Center – Cynthia Theusch
Take a virtual tour of the equipment in The Genealogy Center that one may use to scan documents. Five different types of machines will be featured.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Anytime from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – The Genealogy Center
Genealogy Scavenger Hunt: Family Fun in The Genealogy Center – Allison DePrey Singleton
Scavenger Hunt
Have you heard of The Genealogy Center but haven’t had the chance to check it out? This is your chance to introduce you and your family to what The Genealogy Center has to offer in a fun and unique way. The scavenger hunt will show you different aspects of the Center while teaching how to get started in family history research. You are welcome to complete the scavenger hunt anytime from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There are prizes for completing the hunt.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM – Discovery Center
Finding Johnny Reb: Researching Your Confederate Soldier – Delia Cothrun Bourne
Locating information on a Confederate soldier can be difficult, but not impossible. Explore some of the standard and not so standard sources that are available to assist in your search.