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Allen County Public Library with Curt B. Witcher - 9pm est

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 The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource with one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world.

Curt B. Witcher is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana,  where he manages The Genealogy Center, serves as general curator for that institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection and the institutional archives, and is the Supervisor for the newly acquired Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection.  Curt is the project lead on the library’s digitization initiatives that include partnerships with the Internet Archive, ProQuest, Footnote/fold3, and WeRelate as well as growing a site of free, searchable data files. He is a former president of  both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.  He currently serves as vice-president of development for FGS.
Curt was distinguished in 1995 as a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) and received the Federation of Genealogical Societies' Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award, in 1997. Curt was recognized in 2006 by being named the first fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society.  He was honored in May of 2007 with the National Genealogical Society’s P. William Filby award for outstanding, life-time contributions to genealogical librarianship. 




Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi).