It’s fun to learn about our ancestors, and there is no better place to do so than at the Fort Wayne Allen County Public Library – home to the world’s second largest genealogy section. The Genealogy Center at the Library is a great place to visit and dig into your heritage any time of the year, but for African Americans, October is the perfect time to visit Fort Wayne and discover your genealogy.
Visit the Allen County Public Library during October 20 – 22, 2011 and experience the excitement of learning about your ancestors at the National Black Genealogy Summit sponsored by the African American Genealogy Society of Fort Wayne. This year’s theme is African Diaspora: Awakening Our Legacy.
The conference includes an innovative, hands-on approach to genealogical and historical research. Experts in African American genealogy will demonstrate research strategies, provide useful tips, and explore new resources for conference attendees.
During the conference, the internationally acclaimed Genealogy Center in the Allen County Public Library will be available exclusively to conference attendees. The Genealogy Center offers more than one million textual items and access to billions of genealogical databases.
Free health screenings are offered at the Summit from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and each day offers a wide variety of acclaimed speakers who offer various presentations throughout the conference that are of importance to African Americans.
Discover your story at the National Black Genealogy Summit in Fort Wayne. Registration is still open and available here. Check out the complete program for the summit here. Rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown. This is a modern, comfortable hotel located just one block south of the Allen County Public Library and right across the street from the Grand Wayne Convention Center.