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Friday, June 18, 2010

NEWS FROM ALLEN COUNTY PL

If you're going to visit the Allen County Public Library this summer (or happen to live in Fort Wayne, IN), these classes may prove of interest:

Basics of Scanning
by Kay Spears
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This lecture will cover the essentials of organizing, scanning, and storing family (or other) photographs digitally, as well as provide suggestions on the equipment you may need (basic computer knowledge is helpful in getting the most from this presentation).

Preserving Your Family History
by Rebecca Schipper
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Discover how to care for and store documents, photos, books, textiles and other precious family treasures.

Cataloging 3-D Items & Heirlooms
Dawne Slater-Putt
Monday, July 19, 2010

Many of the objects in our home are heirlooms - they were passed down to us from someone else. Others have a story or an anecdote associated with them that has become part of our family's oral history. As genealogists, we organize our paper files; but when we are gone who will know that the sugar bowl in the cupboard belonged to Great Grandma Mattie, or which child made the clay handprint in kindergarten? And who will know why a particular wine cork was saved? This talk will discuss ways of recording information about three-dimensional objects so that future generations can enjoy not just the objects, but the history and special stories that go along with them.


Being Creative with Your Family History
Cynthia Theusch
Thursday, July 29, 2010

You've spent a lot of time gathering information about your ancestors, but you’re not quite ready to write the family genealogy book. This program will highlight a variety of creative ways to present your family history and gift ideas for family members.


Please register via email to Genealogy@ACPL.Info or by phone at 260-421-1225.

All of the programs will be at the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library at 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN in one of the first floor meetings rooms.

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