Come and learn from Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collection at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, In., how to use the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center and then how to use Periodical Literature.
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.
Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library
Registration will open closer to program date.
This program will be recorded and placed in the "Members Only" section afterwards.
The public is always welcome!
For questions contact us at SDGS @ att.net