22518
Michigan

Discover Your Family's Roots

Scour the records at the largest genealogy library in the country to make fascinating discoveries into your family history. Weave you findings together to create a moving scrapbook.
Rating (4.9)
Program No. 22518RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
799

At a Glance

Every family has a story to tell. Your family history is a part of who you are, and it deserves to be immortalized. On this one-of-a-kind learning adventure, delve into your family’s roots at the Allen County Library Genealogy Center, the largest genealogy library in the world with specialists to help you make exciting and eye-opening discoveries. Go well beyond your family tree to weave a personal and moving family history, and put it all together in a unique and beautiful scrapbook.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Limited walking and all sites are wheelchair accessible.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Dig through your family history at the largest genealogy library in the country with the help of expert researchers.
  • Create a scrapbook for the ages filled with photos, memorabilia and more, with an instructor to help you create a beautiful layout.
  • In engaging lectures and workshops, learn the art of “reminiscent writing” and other forms of presentation to pass memories on to your family members.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Curt Witcher
Curt Witcher is the senior manager for the special collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Ind., managing the widely acclaimed Genealogy Center as well as the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of Abraham Lincoln-related research materials. He is in his thirty-ninth year of service at the Allen County Public Library. He currently serves as the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2018 co-conference chair. Curt also serves on the Indiana State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Curt Witcher
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Sue Hooley
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