As the cold months start here in Indiana, and any journey from home may entail overcoats, snow tires and ice scrapers, we tend to make every outing count, so for the winter months, we schedule our programs for the same day as the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana meetings, the second Wednesday of each month. Join us this winter, and keep warm by the glow of your computer!

WinterTech 2017-2018
sessions include:

Using Google Earth for Genealogy
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 2:30 pm – Discovery Center – John Beatty
Google Earth is the ultimate program for viewing satellite images for places all around the world. This session will examine ways family historians can use Google Earth. It will show some of the ways to customize images, overlay them with historical maps, and use them for illustrating family histories or conducting land research.

Using Evernote for Your Genealogical Research
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 2:30 pm – Discovery Center – Cynthia Theusch
Evernote is a digital notebook that interfaces between your computer, smartphone, and tablet. Enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments, and audio recordings. Even handwritten notes are searchable. Learn how Evernote can help you in all areas of your family history research.

Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 2:30 pm – Discovery Center – Delia Cothrun Bourne
Created to provide insurance agents information concerning the areas for which they would offer fire insurance coverage, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for historians and genealogists who wish to learn about the neighborhoods in which their ancestors lived and conducted business. Many maps have been digitized and are online at free websites, but finding these resources can be challenging. This session will demonstrate what the Sanborn maps can provide and techniques for locating them.

On the Record: African American Newspapers
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 2:30 pm – Discovery Center – Melissa Tennant
Since the “Freedom’s Journal” was first published in 1827, local and regional African American newspapers have been documenting the lives, experiences and histories of African Americans. In this session, we will explore the “African American Historical Newspapers” and “Accessible Archives African American Newspapers” digital databases and discover additional resources for locating these informative records.

To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.