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Fourth Partition

At the dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States with over two million residents.  It was also the center of Polish culture and activism in America.  With Poland partitioned between Russia, Austria and Germany, over four million Poles immigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920 in search of a better life.  In Chicago, they worked in some of the most dangerous factories and mills in the United States.  In their neighborhoods, they established communities, churches, and most of all, aided their beloved Poland in her fight for independence.

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FHM2014

Did you know our library is world-renowned for its genealogy collection?  Really!  We have an amazing collection, resources, and experts available right here in Fort Wayne.

Learn more about researching your family history in October.   The Genealogy Center is celebrating Family History Month and American Archives Month in a big way this year!  Here’s a quick glance at what we have lined up for you:

  • “Archives Crawl” to Allen County record repositories
  • Expanded number of one-on-one consultations
  • Cultural Heritage films
  • Evening of storytelling
  • Series of presentations on records for neighboring states
  • Midnight Madness — extended research hours on October 31, including pop-up programs on record types and research strategies

Check out the schedule here. . . , and if you see something that piques your interest, please call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.info to register.  Most sessions are free but we’d like to know how many handouts to have on hand — and with all of the great info, you’re likely to want one!

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Four Continents to Freedom

Millie Zygmunt Rytel and her family were forced at gunpoint from their farm in Poland in 1940.  Russian soldiers herded them into a cattle car and a month later they were unloaded at a slave labor camp in Siberia.  Their subsequent journey took them through Europe, Asia, Africa, and finally to the United States.

  • Main Library, Meeting Room C
  • October 5, 2014
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Free
  • Sponsored by the Polish National Alliance

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FHM2013

Did you know our library is world-renowned for its genealogy collection?  Really!  We have an amazing collection, resources, and experts available right here in Fort Wayne.

Learn more about researching your family history in October.   In celebration of Family History Month, the Genealogy Center is offering a class every day!  Check out the schedule here. . . , and if you see something that piques your interest, please call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.info to register.  Most sessions are free but we’d like to know how many handouts to have on hand — and with all of the great info, you’re likely to want one!

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Once again, The Genealogy Center will celebrate Family History Month in a big way!  With a wide variety of offerings ranging from getting started in genealogy to putting your research into book form, there’s something exciting happening all 31 days of October.  What types of sessions can you look forward to?  Cemetery research & symbolism, state & regional research, census research, photograph analysis, brick wall research, and databases tips & tricks just to name a few!  Click here for a full schedule of programs for the month.

Most sessions are free but the ACGSI Beginning Genealogy Seminar and Writing a Book Using Family Tree Maker & Microsoft Word Seminar do charge a fee.  Space is limited for some sessions, so make sure that you call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.info to register.

As a special bonus, The Genealogy Center is offering extended research hours on October 26, remaining open until midnight.  Make sure to get your beauty sleep earlier in the week!


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