Family history is all about preservation: preservation of documents, keepsakes and facts. Join us to celebrate Preservation Week, and learn various ways to protect our stories and our history.
Exciting Ways to Share Your Genealogy
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:00PM, Discovery Center – Tina Lyons
Ready to get your family excited about family history? Guest speaker, Tina Lyons, will share several interesting ways to use photo books, videos, photo sharing sites, blogs, storybooks and social media to make family history fun and engaging.
Using Vintage Postcards in Genealogy Research
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30PM, Discovery Center – Randy Harter
Use of postcards is just one way to preserve family and community history. Learn the history and types of postcards in America, how to establish publication date and past postcard manufacturers in the area, then join in a discussion of Real Photo postcards.
Preserving our Communities: Historic Designation Basics
Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 6:30PM, Discovery Center – Jill McDevitt, ARCH, Inc.
This class is an overview of the three types of historic designations that are used to honor and protect historic resources, including their requirements and benefits. Examples of Fort Wayne's historic properties will be used to illustrate each type of designation.
Preserving Your Digital Life – A Webinar with Krista White & Isaiah Beard
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30PM, Discovery Center
Our stories as individuals and as members of a community are preserved in each of our homes, in our family histories, and in life stories. We record and keep these stories in digital formats, often on our smartphones. What steps can we take now to ensure these important files are available to future generations? This webinar is made available by the American Library
Association, and will be followed by a question and answer period with Genealogy Center staff.
Family History Morning for Homeschoolers
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:00AM – Noon, Discovery Center & The Genealogy Center – Allison DePrey Singleton
Many parents want their children to be interested in their families’ histories but fostering that interest may be a challenge. The Genealogy Center can engage parents and children alike with a “Family History Morning.” Enjoy a morning of exciting ideas, guided research, and time to explore the collection. Each child will receive a worksheet to complete that is tailored to
his or her age, experience, and grade level.
9:00AM – 9:10AM, Arrival, Getting to the Discovery Center (2nd Floor Main Library, The Genealogy Center)
9:10AM – 10:30AM, Beginning Genealogy Program: Online and Printed Sources
10:30AM – 10:40AM, Break
10:40AM – 11:50AM, Research on own with assistance from librarians when needed.
11:50AM – 12:00PM, Coolest Discoveries—Sharing and Prizes
Keeping Your Family History Safe
Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:30PM, Discovery Center – Danielle Creech & Tim Malott
Representatives from the HF Group, specialists in book binding and preservation, will share how to make your own family history book as well as other methods available for preserving your family history.
How Do I Do That? Preservation Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:30PM, Discovery Center – Panelists include: Melissa Tennant, Kay Spears & Kay Gregg
Do you have a box of stuff? Do you have photographs, letters, diaries and you don’t know what to do with them? How does one preserve a photograph, a journal, a diary, etc.? How does one go about scanning? What are the recommended ways of preserving family memories? What tools are available on Apple or Windows computers which may be used for preserving family images, etc.? How do you label photos, letters and journals? How do you organize, number, label and store items? This is the time to ask your questions! Our panelists will be ready to answer these questions and more!
To register for these FREE events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.