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21stC Genealogical Reference Services

Monday 10 August 12pm to 1pm Free

Join Allen County Library's Senior Manager for Special Collections and Genealogical Center, Curt Witcher to hear him describe Genealogical Reference Services in the 21st Century

With the explosion of significant data on the web, there is absolutely no reason genealogists and family historians cannot get top-shelf customer service in any library, regardless of the size of the book budget, the extent of the collections, or the existence of a genealogy/local history section. Hear some strategies for serving this dynamic patron population - genealogists - with just a computer, a good customer service attitude, and great reference interviewing skills. 

Curt WitcherCurt Witcher

Curt is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, managing the widely acclaimed Genealogy Center as well as the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of Abraham Lincoln-related research materials. He is in his 42nd year of service at the Allen County Public Library. Curt 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 has penned hundreds of articles on topics of interest to family historians, librarians, and archivists, and has presented lectures to historical and genealogical groups across the country. Curt also serves on the Indiana State Historical Records Advisory Board. 

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