Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family History Month at Allen County Public Library

October is my favorite month for genealogy. That's because October is Family History Month and it brings a genealogy event to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana every day of the month.

This year they have broken the month into themed weeks. The first week is General Genealogy Week. It ends with the 3rd Annual Military Symposium. This year Amy Johnson Crow will be speaking about civil war research.

The second week is Preservation Week. Then it's Technology Week.

The final week is Dead Week. It ends with Start Sharing The News! A Celebration of Collaboration. Friday night is dinner and Curt Witcher presenting "How The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne Became a National Tourist Attraction". Saturday is filled with sessions about collaborating with others and sharing your genealogy.

Bonus features of the month include Tuesday consultations and the library being open until midnight on Friday the 29th.

Check out all the genealogy programs offered by the Genealogy Center on their website. I'm definitely attending the Military Symposium and Start Sharing the News! events. My work schedule will determine what else I am able to attend.

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