Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ANOTHER Upcoming Special Event

I am subscribed to the Allen County (Fort Wayne, IN) Public Library Genealogy Gems, monthly E-zine on their website. One thing I can say about their Genealogy Gems is that it comes promptly, on the last day of every month. Last Friday evening I got my January issue and it included the announcement shown below. Don't be confused. There is an International Genealogy Summit and a National Genealogy Summit. To put it simply, Curt Witcher and his folks are wanting to continue supporting the African-American genealogy community as they did for the 2009 IBGS.

National Black Genealogy Summit--Save The Date
The African American Genealogy Society of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library with its Genealogy Center proudly present this unique opportunity: National Black Genealogy Summit. The theme of the summit is African Diaspora: Awakening Our Legacy. Prospective, novice, intermediate, and advanced genealogists will convene for the National Black Genealogy Summit, October 20 – 22, 2011 at the Grand Wayne Center and Allen County Public Library (ACPL). This conference promises an innovative, comprehensive, and hands-on approach to genealogical and historical research. Experts in African American genealogy will demonstrate research strategies, provide useful tips, and explore new resources. Extended research hours in the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center will be available exclusively to conference attendees.

The ACPL Genealogy Center is internationally acclaimed for being the world’s second largest repository of genealogy resources. The comprehensive collection contains more than one million textual items and access to billions of searchable records offered through major online genealogical databases. All are available for free use in the Center. Expert staff, well-versed in genealogical research, is always available to assist researchers.

Conference Planning Committee consists of the Allen County Public Library (Curt Witcher and Josette Jordan); African American Genealogy Society of Fort Wayne (Roberta Ridley); It is Well With My Soul & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (A Public Service Organization) Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter (Dr. Ruby Cain); African/African American Historical Museum (Dr. Miles S. Edwards and Condra Ridley); and It is Well With My Soul & The Links, Incorporated Fort Wayne Chapter (Linda Durril).

Information about lodging accommodations and the program for the National Black Genealogy Summit will be available in January 2011. Save the dates October 20-22, 2011. And visit the website often for new details; www.BlackGenealogyConference.Info.

This was only an excerpt of their monthly newsletter. I highly suggest that you might want to subscribe and keep in touch with the haps at the ACPL Genealogy Center.

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