DNA and Genealogy

February 17, 2010

Roberta Estes, who created DNAeXplain, which combines DNA and genealogy, is returning to the Allen County Public Library on Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m. to present DNA and Genealogy Introduction.

To complement the Human Spark series, featuring Alan Alda, running on PBS, Roberta Estes will present a program explaining the science behind genetic genealogical research. Calling on her 30+ years of experience in genealogy, Ms. Estes will explain the use of DNA testing in genealogical research problem solving.

We are so pleased to have Ms. Estes return to Fort Wayne after her successful May 2008 Climbing Your DNA Seminar.


Second Chance

February 15, 2010

Although February 10th began with Allen County being under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, many still traveled to the Genealogy Center to hear about the “Basics of Scanning Photographs.” But we understand the weather was not friendly, so we are offering a second chance to those who missed participating in the class.

Kay Spears will explain the terms used in scanning photographs, share the essentials of organizing, scanning, and storing family (or other) photographs digitally, as well as provide suggestions on the equipment you may need. Please join us for another opportunity at hearing about the “Basics of Scanning Photographs,” on March 10, 2010 at 2:30 PM in Meeting Room C.

Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.


“Faces of America”

February 7, 2010

PBS premieres a new Henry Louis Gates series, “Faces of America,” on February 10th. The four episode series will run on Wednesday nights from 8-9 pm EST until March 3rd.

Combining genealogy and genetics, the series will feature the family histories of the following 12 guests:

Yo-Yo Ma, musician
Queen Noor, widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan
Malcolm Gladwell, journalist
Eva Longoria Parker, actress
Mike Nichols, director
Dr. Mehmet Oz, author
Meryl Streep, actress
Stephen Colbert, television host
Louise Erdrich, author
Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
Elizabeth Alexander, author
Mario Batali, media personality

View clips from the program on Faces to America’s Channel on YouTube.


Basics of Scanning Photographs

February 3, 2010

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10 from 2:30-3:30 in Meeting Room C, for another enjoyable addition to our WinterTech series and learn more about “Basics of Scanning Photographs.” What’s a pixel? What is DPI? What’s the difference between TIFF and JPG? Do you know the importance of understanding the terminology when scanning photographs? Learn the basics on how to organize, scan, and store family photograph digitally. Also, receive suggestions on equipment needed for scanning projects.

Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.


Genealogy Software To Record Your Family History

January 7, 2010

Please join us on Wednesday, January 13 from 2:30-3:30 in Meeting Room C, for another enjoyable addition to our WinterTech series and learn more about “Genealogy Software To Record Your Family History.” The program will highlight various features of Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and The Master Genealogist software.

Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.


Reading Genealogy Blogs

December 2, 2009

Please join us on Wednesday, December 9 from 2:30-3:30 in Meeting Room C,  for another enjoyable addition to our WinterTech series and learn more about “Reading Genealogy Blogs.” Reading a genealogy blog is a great way to learn about research methodologies, databases, conferences, and new technologies as well as keeping up with our distant cousins and their research. Learn about your options in managing and organizing the blogs you read along with where to look to find genealogy blogs.

Call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info to register.


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