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Allen County Library Research Trip 2015


Any questions about registering? Email Michael at mjnrootdig@gmail.com

Join Michael John Neill for 3+ days of research at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana--one of the largest genealogical collections in the United States.

Registration open!

Trip includes:


  • assistance with pre-trip planning. Participants are encouraged to submit at least one (and no more than three) personal problems to Michael for assistance and suggestions before the trip
  • Morning lectures on intermediate topics.
  • On site consultation with Michael during library time. Each participant gets one 20 minute consultation with Michael on a specific research problem. There may be additional sessions if time allows. Michael will also be available for shorter, on-the-fly suggestions as well.
  • Handout. Lecture material, general information, and no more than two pages of research problem per participant will be included in the trip handout.

Days:

  • 29 July-orientation and presentation in library at 7:00 pm. Library research afterwards until library closes at 9 pm.
  • 30 July- presentation in library at 9:00 am. Library research time and consultations with Michael (scheduled) until library closes at 9 pm.
  • 31 July- presentation in library at 9:00 am. Library research time and consultations with Michael (scheduled) until library closes at 6 pm. 
  • 1 August- presentation in library at 9:00 am. Library research time and consultations with Michael (scheduled) until library closes at 6 pm.


Registration is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.



Lodging and Travel:

Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and other expenses. There's no hotel you are forced to use and we don't have a long list of "group" activities that you are paying for as a part of the "package." We are all about the research. Our approach is informal, laid-back, and focused on helping you make the most of your time at the library. We will have optional group dinners on Friday and Saturday for those who are interested. Participants can stay at hotels in the downtown Ft. Wayne area or in less expensive lodging further from the downtown area

About Michael:

Michael has researched his own ancestors and those of his children for over thirty years. He has lectured on genealogical topics to groups across the United States and has lead research trips to the Allen County Public Library and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for fifteen years.