Making the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne Your Research Assistant with an Emphasis on Jewish Genealogical Research
Date & Time: Wed, Mar 6, 2024 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET
Program: Learn how you can use the resources of this national family history repository for free from anywhere in the world while also discovering what research gems are available for those who can come to the Genealogy Center in person. Fort Wayne, just 3 1/2 hours west of Cleveland, is the designated site of the 2025 IAJGS Conference. Join us to familiarize yourself with and start using the significant resources of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.
Speaker: Curt Witcher is the Director of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library, managing the widely acclaimed Genealogy Center as well as the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research. He is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. Curt currently serves on the Indiana State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Indiana Historical Society’s publications committee, and the executive committee of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society board of directors as well as an advisor for the African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne.
Curt is distinguished as a fellow of both the Indiana Genealogical Society and the Utah Genealogical Association. Over the decades he led collaborative national efforts to preserve and make more accessible historical data. For those efforts he has received the Federation of Genealogical Societies' Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award and the National Genealogical Society’s P. William Filby Award for outstanding, life-time contributions to genealogical librarianship. Curt’s passion for finding families’ stories and his belief in the power of those stories to change lives has been recognized by numerous organizations, most recently receiving the Indiana Historical Society’s 2019 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award for extraordinary contributions to the field of history.
Registration: All participants must register. Members free. Non-members $5. A zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, March 5th.
A recording of this program will be available in the Member section of our website. For information on membership, click HERE.
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