42nd Annual TGS Conference

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
The Road Less Traveled:  
Finding Genealogical Clues in Often-Overlooked Sources
featuring Curt Witcher, Director of The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library
Curt Witcher is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he manages The Genealogy Center. He is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. He is the coeditor of the 1987 through 2013 editions of the Periodical Source Index, the largest and most comprehensive subject index to historical and genealogical periodical literature. He was a research consultant for the PBS Series, Ancestors, and has authored hundreds of articles for genealogical periodicals as well as the book African American Genealogy: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources. Among his many awards and recognitions, Curt was honored in May of 2007 with the National Genealogical Society's P. William Filby award for outstanding, life-time contributions to genealogical librarianship.
Lecture Ttitles:
  • Roll Call: New Sites and Sources for Military Records and Research
  • Using Church Records in Your Genealogical Research
  • Mining the Mother Lode: Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research
  • The Road Not Taken: Mega Internet Sites for Genealogists off the Beaten Path
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