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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

NEWS OF INTEREST FROM THE FORT WAYNE (IN) PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Preservation Tip of the Month
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Many individuals engage in scrapbooking as a part of displaying and preserving family history documents. If you are among that number, the official website of the Scrapbook Preservation Society might be worth a look. The mission of this organization is "to collect, review, organize, and distribute science-based preservation information to the scrapbook community through the publication of preservation guidelines, informational articles, and technical papers, and through the presentation of educational programs." The articles and links are well done and useful.

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GenealogyCenter.Info Site Update
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We are pleased to announce that a searchable index to the recently published "History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, 1700-2005" is now live on the site. More than fifty-seven thousand individuals, organizations, places and events are indexed.

This month's update to the Allen County Obituary Index takes the number of records in that data file over the half million mark. Through the diligent work of Genealogy Center staff and volunteers, numerous corrections and modifications to previous entries have been made. Truly, the index is better than ever.

The new Military Heritage component of the site has more than eight thousand images, and growing. With its own "Search" and "Roll Call" features, it is an interesting area in which to browse or look for specific individuals.

Genealogy Gems: News from the Fort Wayne Library No. 47, January 31, 2008

This electronic newsletter is published by the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center, and is intended to enlighten readers about genealogical research methods as well as inform them about the vast resources of the Allen County Public Library. We welcome the wide distribution of this newsletter and encourage readers to forward it to their friends and societies.

To subscribe to "Genealogy Gems," simply use your browser to go to the website: http://www.GenealogyCenter.Info. Scroll down toward the bottom of the first screen where it says, "Enter Your Email Address to Subscribe to "Genealogy Gems." Enter your email address in the yellow box and click on "Subscribe." You will be notified with a confirmation email.

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