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.
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.