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Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana

P.O. Box 12003
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46862

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Welcome

Welcome to the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. This is the 40th year since ACGSI began and the 10th anniversary of our website, www.acgsi.org. We are planning a number of special celebration events.

Our website information is focused on Allen County, Indiana and is constantly being updated with new features, records, charts, maps, and links. We welcome suggestions for types of materials to add. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to check out our blog and the Allen County GenWeb.

ACGSI presents programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June, at the main Allen County Public Library. Refreshments are served at 6:30 P.M. followed by our speaker of the evening at 7:00 P.M. Everyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome as the programs are free, educational, and related to the subject of genealogy.

Interested in computers and genealogical research? Then our Genealogy Technology Group is for you. This group meets on the third Wednesday, September through May, beginning at 7:00 P.M., at the main Allen County Public Library. We will do our best to answer questions you may have about relevant topics and we discuss items of interest to the attendees.

Membership is open to anyone world-wide. As a member, you will receive access to the members-only section of this website along with Lines, our quarterly newsletter. Click on the link for an application form or join online.

I hope you will find www.acgsi.org helpful for your research and encourage you to attend the free ACGSI monthly programs. See you there!

Dave Peterson War of 1812 Contributor
Dave Peterson, President

News

Award Presented
Judy Richter was presented the Genie Award for outstanding dedication and service to the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana at our June 2015 banquet. Judy is a long-time member of ACGSI and served as our recording secretary and treasurer. Her contributions to the field of genealogy are many and extend beyond Allen County. Your webmaster observes that she personally added over 85,000 names to census, marriage, and death databases on this website in the last seven years. She has proofread well over 100,000 names in our marriage records. Her work continues and we are grateful.
Past recipients of the Genie Award were Adam Barrone, Linda Churchward, Marge Graham, John Perrey, Don Weber, and Curt Witcher.

Funeral Card Collection
We seek funeral cards to add to our online archive containing thousands of records. Check out the collection.

New Records on this Site
Guardianships, 1860s-1890s
Divorce News, 1892-1893
Marriages, 1943-
Marriages, 2006-2014
Peltier & Wellman Mortuary Records, 1800s-1900s

Membership Dues
Membership Dues for 2015-2016 are due Jun. 30, 2015. Dues can be paid online or by regular mail.

Next Program
The next monthly program will be held Sep. 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Curt Witcher will present Effective Use of an Ever-Changing Genealogy Center .

Online Shopping
We have added a page for online ordering. It may be used for purchasing books, paying membership dues, or making a donation to further the work of the society.

Veterans Honor Roll
ACGSI is sponsoring the Web site for the 21st Century Allen County Veterans Honor Roll at www.veteranshonorroll.org. If you know of veterans or active troops who are missing from the roll, please forward that information to John Hannigan.

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From Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Save Our Fort Wayne General Electric Campus

We are getting more and more people interested in our GE Task Force. We had a really large group today, and Councilman Tom Smith presented an idea for Building 19. We talked about many different issues, and I am so excited that more and more are participating and starting to see why we began this "journey" in the first place!I handed out my database of the different buildings and their contents. I still need to fill in some of the information, but I promised to have it done for our next meeting on July 2nd. Look at the beauty of these buildings. I know there are people who say just "tear them down", but what a waste that would be! The potential for these buildings is amazing. I already have visions in my mind of what I would like to see! Of course those are just my visions, but if we work together we can accomplish much!

Several local medical and educator profiles in today's The Journal Gazette. http...

Several local medical and educator profiles in today's The Journal Gazette. http://www.journalgazette.net/News/Local/focus/


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At our banquet we recognize recipients of our three Pioneer Certificate Programs...

At our banquet we recognize recipients of our three Pioneer Certificate Programs, www.acgsi.org/certprog.php, and Volunteers for ACGSI and the Genealogy Center projects at the Allen County Public Library.


2015 June 10- Annual Banquet
At our banquet we recognize recipients of our three Pioneer Certificate Programs, www.acgsi.org/certprog.php, and Volunteers for ACGSI and the Genealogy Center projects at the Allen County Public Library.

The BLM Bureau of Land Management is great for locating Indiana's original range...

The BLM Bureau of Land Management is great for locating Indiana's original range-section-quarter-township land owners. If only a simple site using the latest technology like this existed for the 13 original colonial metes and bounds tree-rock-creek type land descriptions.


Thank you, BLM!
legalgenealogist.com
For the ease of finding my ancestors' land Those who, like The Legal Genealogist, have ancestors from what are called the state land states know the pain of trying to identify a land parcel that is...

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