Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Allen County Library Presents "March Madness: Genealogy Style"

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana is once again hosting its annual "March Madness: Genealogy Style," ushering in the spring research season with a week of educational opportunities to jumpstart your research for your ethnic ancestors.

On Sunday, March 18 from 1 to 2 pm, you can begin "Researching Your Polish Ancestors." This program will explore the challenges, important American sources (both print and online) and research strategies that can shed light on your ancestral town in Poland.

Find "French Canadian Research at The Genealogy Center," on Monday, March 19 from 2 to 3 pm. This program will highlight various French Canadian and Quebec resources that are available within The Genealogy Center.

Discover "The Riches of First Nations Heritage: Beginning Native American Genealogical Research," on Tuesday, March 20 from 2 to 3 pm. This lecture is an introduction to beginning First Nations/Native American genealogical research.

Learn about Revolutionary War service in a discussion, "It Was Everyone's War," on Wednesday, March 21 from 2 to 4 pm. Come for an informal discussion with the Daughters of the American Revolution and converse about your ethnic patriot.

Locate those "Shadowed Roots: Antebellum Era Records for African-American Research," on Thursday, March 22 from 10 to 11 am. Discover the "hidden" and "buried" genealogical and historical records that are available to research the lives of African Americans before the Civil War.

To register for any of these programs, please contact the Genealogy Center - phone (260) 421-1225 or e-mail Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

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