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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

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  1. One-on-One Consultations - Monday, March 25, 2019

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    The Genealogy Center is offering 30-minute personal research consultations with a staff member on some troublesome aspect of your research.

  2. Beginning Genealogy

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Getting started in research!

  3. One-on-One Consultations - Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    Have a brick wall in your research!

  4. DNA & Family History Interest Group Meetings

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    Have you done a DNA test for genealogical purposes?

  5. Oneon-One Consultations - Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    The Genealogy Center is offering 30-minute personal research consultations with a staff member on some troublesome aspect of your research.

  6. Your Home Museum: Websites to Aid in the Preservation of Personal Memorabilia

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    This session will introduce a number of websites that can provide guidance to the novice in the care and conservation of personal memorabilia.

Genealogist Lara Diamond to Speak on DNA

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When

From: 2/17/2019 02:00 PM

To: 2/17/2019 04:30 PM

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is proud to host genealogist, Lara Diamond, for two DNA and Genealogy presentations on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A professional genealogist with expertise in DNA and Eastern European Jewish roots, Ms. Diamond lectures frequently and blogs at “Lara’s Jewnealogy.”

At 2:00 on February 17, she will present “DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research.”  Following that presentation, at 3:30, Ms. Diamond will continue with “Sorting Distant Cousins from Close Family,” including the challenges of endogamous populations such as Ashkenazi Jews.  The program is made possible with funding from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.  Members of the NEIJGS will have an opportunity to meet further with Lara Diamond at a special dinner that evening. 

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society was started in the spring of 2018 and is one of the newest members of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.   It is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical information, techniques and research tools among people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.   The Society includes members with a broad range of backgrounds and genealogical skills.   In November of 2018, Mr. Avraham Groll, director of JewishGen, was the featured speaker.  Dr. Elizabeth Anthony from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present a program on May 5, 2019 about the International Tracing Service.

The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center houses one of the largest research collections available to genealogists, incorporating records from around the world.   Visitors are welcome to take advantage of the long weekend to visit the collection.  Library hours are 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, noon to 5pm on Sunday, and 9am to 9pm on Monday.

For information about joining the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society, contact them at NEIndianaJGS@gmail.com, check out the Facebook page, or download a brochure

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