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August Monthly Program

  • 13 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual Webinar on Zoom

Monthly Program

Come and learn how to use the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, In. and how to use periodical literature. 

Allison Singleton MA, MLS, the Acting Genealogy Services Manager of the Genealogy Center, will take the place of Curt Witcher and present these topics to us.

Session 1:  Effective Use of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Providing a detailed description of the holdings of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library, this lecture folds research methodology into an exploration of the resources of the nation’s second largest genealogical research facility. Consideration is given not only to materials available for research on-site but also to how researchers can access data about the collection remotely.

Session 2:  Mining the Mother Lode: Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research

Extremely significant quantities of family and local history data are published in the newsletters, journals, quarterlies, and magazines of the world’s historical and genealogical societies. Yet, so many genealogists leave periodical literature untouched when conducting their research and investigating secondary sources of data. This lecture identifies the major types of periodical literature, what indices are available and how they can be most effectively used, and where one can find specific publications. Special attention is given to the Periodical Source Index as the largest and most comprehensive subject index in the genealogical field.

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Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library

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