Fort Wayne & Columbus 2016

IFLAWLIC 2016

Pre-conference: “Awesome Resources – Genealogy and Local History Services Worldwide in the 21st Century”, 10-11 August, the venue was The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. The Genealogy Center there has one of the largest research collections in the United States of America. Presentations and discussions featured on technologies and strategies for finding, saving and presenting records, family histories and living memory in the twenty-first century and how these resources are made available worldwide

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Kelly Ransom, Internet Archive and Monica Naluwooza, Uganda


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Kelly Ransom (Internet Archive’s Books Group, Cherie Bush (FamilySearch org.), Kris Rzepczynski (the Archive of Michigan), Bozena Rasmussen (IFLA Genealogy and Local History SC, Norway), Monica Naluwooza (IFLA Genealogy and Local History/Makerere University, Uganda), Curt Witcher (Allen County Public Library).

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Jim Corridan (Inidana State Archivist),
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We are listening to Jim Corridan’s presentation: Building for the 21th century: The Indiana Archives


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Tuesday, 11th August, Fort Wayne, the second  pre-conference day:

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What about genealogy and local history for children and youngsters?


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Visiting the Allen County Public Library, guided round by Curt Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager


We are ready to show you our library

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Here we keep our genealogy collections


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One of many volunteers who scan the old books for ACPLfortwomv2

Working in the dark, many volunteers at the same time!

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The most holy part, the Lincoln collection:

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Young Abraham Lincoln


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Read about the story of the stolen book in Lincoln family, follow the link 

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This is actually Lincoln’s chair

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From the left: Kelly Ransom, Joyce Jelks, Curt Witcher, Russel Lynch, Monica Naluwooza, Helen Gbala, Bozena Rasmussen, Cherie Bush


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From the left: Ann Marshall, Bozena Rasmussen, Helen Gbala, Monica Naluwooza, Tord Hoivik


Glimpses from Fort Wayne

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Columbus, Sunday 14th August:

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From the left, Sonia Pacheco, Genealogy and Local History and Katarzyna Śląska, National Library of Poland – at IFLA Officers Reception


Genealogy and Local History, joint sessions with Asia & Oceania:
Main Session in Columbus, Monday 15th August:

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HectorOrellana Flores, Library Of National Congress of Cile: Documentando la Historia Politica Legislativa Chilena: Ciudadania Involucrada con sus Raíces a través de Internet.


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The public was truly engaged

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There was a lot of energy after Genloc session

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Visiting Columbus Metropolitan Library, Sonia Pacheco and Bozena Rasmussen

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