Whitley County Genealogical Society to meet

You may park in any of the library’s parking lots, even the garage under the library.  Parking is $1 per hour with a maximum charge of $7 for a day.

The library is located at 900 Library Plaza.  The Library is bounded by Library Plaza on the East, West Washington on the South, Ewing Street on the West and West Wayne Street on the North.

This genealogical collection is the largest public library collection in the United States and we are so fortunate to live this close.  The collection consists of over one million records consisting of books, periodicals, microfilm and microfiche.  They also have subscriptions to databases that can be accessed for free via their computers:

* Ancestry.com

* African American Heritage

* AmericanAncestors. org

* Archives Unbound: Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreith Mission, 1835-1910

* Archives Unbound:  The Civil War in Words and Deeds

* Archives Unbound:  The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas

* Fold3.com

* HeritageQuestOnline. com

* Origins Network: British, Irish & Scots

The staff is always available to answer your specific questions and help you with the databases.

Lunch will be on your own. On the first floor of the library is a Dunkin’ Donut that has flatbread sandwiches, chips, beverages, and donuts. The seating is inside or outside on the patio. You may also bring a brown bag lunch or within walking distance are several restaurants.

To prepare for your trip, the web site for the library can be accessed at: www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx

We welcome anyone to join us for the day.  You do not need to be a member of the society. Bring your friends and come for a day of researching your family history.

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