FHMSingleBlogCynthia Theusch starts Week III of Family History Month by demonstrating “Working with a Single Record,” on Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center. As you are searching through family papers/boxes, have you come across only one record/item for an individual? This program will show you how to search databases and other resources to learn more about that individual.

FHMMyHeritageBlogMonday October 14, 2019 has Sara Allen “Exploring MyHeritage Library Edition” at 6:30 p.m., in the Discovery Center. 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!

FHMPERSIBlogCome in for the “PERSI Help Session” with Adam Barrone on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center. Are you unsure of how to use the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)? Adam will 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.)

Finally, join the Allen County Genealogical Society Technology Group on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Discovery Center. All are welcome to the ACGSI Technology Group meeting!

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:

Sunday October 13, 2019 - What does an Ambrotype look like? Hints for spotting an Ambrotype.

Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Discover the “dangers” of OCR and digital newspapers.

Wednesday October 16, 2019 - Explore Native American history and heritage with the Native American Gateway.

Friday October 18, 2019 - Have Canadian roots? Check out the types of records we have available.

Saturday October 19, 2019 - Learn about the extensive physical and digital collection of family histories at The Genealogy Center.