Great program, informative, helpful, interesting. Recommended for those into genealogy.
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Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.
Activity note: Check-in available 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in.
Dinner: At 5:00 p.m. in the Center dining hall, enjoy a buffet that features a variety of tasty, home-style meals, plus coffee, tea, water.
Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Throughout this program, we will have a host and hostess who will serve as our Group Leaders. All transportation and transfers will be via bus unless specified otherwise. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Activity note: Classes today focus on preserving memorabilia that you have collected with your genealogy research. In addition, the staff from the Genealogy Center will provide you with the proper orientation to make your time at the Center productive.
Breakfast: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Dining Hall, enjoy a buffet featuring delicious hot entrées including eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, baked oatmeal, French toast, and fresh fruit, plus coffee, tea, water, juices, milk, water.
Morning: We will start our studies with learning "How to preserve your memorabilia" led by Sandy Wettle. Bring along your photos, recipes or other items you'd like to work with. You will receive a packet of supplies to work with. Following a brief break, the Genealogy Center library staff will begin your orientation to the resources available to you.
Lunch: Lunch is in the Dining Hall at 12:00 pm. Enjoy delicious home-style meals complete with salad bar and dessert plus coffee, tea, milk, and water.
Afternoon: Following a delicious meal, your orientation to the Genealogy Center will continue. After a brief break, you'll be given some personal recommendations on next steps in your genealogical search.
Dinner: Dinner is in the Dining Hall at 5:00 pm. Get ready for some of our delicious desserts - sure to tickle your palate - Grasshopper Pie or Brownie Cheesecake, to name a few! Coffee, tea (hot or cold), and water are once again available.
Evening: At leisure to enjoy a variety of opportunities available as we enjoy the lovely, autumn evening. Take a leisurely pontoon ride on Perrin and Chapin lakes and/or gather round the campfire and enjoy an evening of singing songs, roasting marshmallows, and making S’mores
Activity note: Activity Notes Drive to Fort Wayne, IN, is approximately 80 miles, taking about 90 minutes one way, with a class en-route. Lunch provided at the Library.
Breakfast: For a bit of energy before we travel to the genealogy center, we will have a buffet including eggs, bagels, muffins, and fruit, plus coffee, tea, juices, milk, water.
Morning: During our travel to the Genealogy Center, we will have a "reminiscent writing" course which will provide you with an opportunity to sharpen your skills at recording those special stories that only you can tell. We will be given time to reflect on your past and what it has meant to you. We will arrive at the Center, provided with a brief orientation to the layout of the resources and then you will begin your personal genealogy research.
Lunch: Provided by a local Irish restaurant, we will enjoy a plated meal in a private hall at the library, plus non-alcoholic beverages.
Afternoon: When you have completed you meal you may continue with family research until the mid afternoon. Before our departure, library staff will provide a question and answer time for any issues you may have encountered on your first time at the center. Upon the conclusion of our afternoon of research, we will begin our return to Amigo, stopping for dinner along the way.
Dinner: At a local restaurant in Avilla, Indiana, enjoy a delicious plated meal, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase. While dining, listen to a brief presentation on the history of one of the oldest restaurants in Northern Indiana presented by the restaurant owner.
Evening: We will return to Amigo following our meal. We'll enjoy dessert upon our return (pie and ice cream). You will have time at leisure to relax and enjoy the fellowship with your fellow participants, begin work on your project, or head to bed early.
Activity note: We'll have a morning of presentations on using Family Search and how to research overseas when you don't know the language. You'll have the afternoon through dinner to enjoy some of the local attractions on your own.
Breakfast: Breakfast is in the Dining Hall at 8:00 am. By now you'll be asking for some of our recipes -- baked oatmeal or homemade granola, everyone's favorite! Beverages available include coffee, tea (hot or cold), juice, milk and water.
Morning: Our first presentation will cover the LDS database, Family Search. You'll learn how this program may be useful to your research. Following a brief break we will continue with "How to Research Oversees When You Don't Know the Language."
Lunch: We'll enjoy lunch in the pavilion complete with coffee, tea (hot or cold) and water.
Afternoon: Leisure time for you to do additional research or taken in some of the many local attractions, including the town of Shipshewana, Indiana. Or perhaps you'd like to see the Langley Covered Bridge in nearby Centreville. You may also visit the LDS Genealogy Lab in nearby Sturgis to continue research with the assistance of their staff. Amigo also has many hiking trail, a lake, and WiFi if you wish to continue your research right here.
Dinner: Dinner is on your own this evening to give you a little more time for your leisure excursions.
Evening: SHARE YOUR TALENTS & TALES: We will gather around 7:00 pm for our very own "Talent Show" with and for the group. Bring a story, poem, song, hobby or whatever you would like to present (for up to 5 minutes). We will also have time for you to share stories of other Road Scholar programs you have participated in and would most recommend.
Activity note: We will once again travel to the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana - about 80 miles from the Center. We will close the day with a music performance by our summer camp staff and children in Popcorn Hollow!
Breakfast: Breakfast is in the Dining Hall at 8:00 am. In addition to the other assortment of breakfast eggs and meats, we'll enjoy tasty options like coffee cake or rolls today! Don't forget to taste the homemade granola!
Morning: We'll start off the day with our second reminiscent writing session, providing an opportunity for you to share a story on our way to the Genealogy Center. When we arrive, you may begin your research immediately.
Lunch: We will break for lunch with a brief walk (one block) to a local restaurant. You will be given options to choose your meal and beverage so there will may return to finish your research without delay. You may want to check out the local chocolate shop next door before you leave!
Afternoon: Following a brief lunch, you may continue your research until 3:00 pm when we will stop for any final questions you may have. In addition, the library staff will provide you further direction for your ongoing research. On our return to Amigo we'll provide opportunity for you to share one of your favorite resources related to genealogy search.
Dinner: Dining hall buffet. Our closing dinner of the program will be a special occasion for celebrating the camaraderie of shared experiences and new friendships.
Evening: Our final evening together includes a special musical program complete with opportunity for you to sing-a-long with old familiar tunes.
Activity note: Check-out by 11:00 am
Breakfast: Breakfast is in the Dining Hall at 8:00 am. Last chance to taste that delicious homemade granola...we're sure you'll want to purchase some to extend your Amigo memories!
Morning: We will have a group wrap up session and share what new family item or story we learned from our research. We will then have a closing ceremony to celebrate and reminisce at all we have achieved during this program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Great program, informative, helpful, interesting. Recommended for those into genealogy.
I totally enjoyed my trip. The instructions were all fabulous and made sure we were all taken care of. This was my first trip. I met a lot of wonderful people. I may have to repeat this again in a couple years.
If you're serious about genealogy, this program will undoubtedly further support your journey.
Another wonderful Road Scholar program. Everything was so incredibly organized. Loved the Amigo Center and plan on attending other programs there. Interactive lectures were educational. And the trips to the Allen County Library was spectacular. But most of all was the graciousness of the program director, Mandy Yoder. She is such a gem! I highly recommend this program.
If you are interested in genealogy this the Road Scholar for you, you will be disappointed.
Select any program offered at the Amigo Center. The staff, as well as the hosts and presenters are friendly, informative and engaging. The location is not close to an airport, but the director provided personal pickup and delivery to the camp. The camp is pleasant, the food is good, the experience exceptional.
If you are interested in genealogy, this is the program for you. Everything about it was a 10 plus plus. The setting, the instructors, even the meals were terrific. I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend the program to all....beginners to those more experienced in "finding their past". Mary K
This was a wonderful program, providing wonderful ideas in documenting your families stories. Providing resources in ways to research your genealogy, so informative, I could have stayed another week, they were so friendly, helpful and knowledgable. It's a peaceful location with the opportunity to take a hike on the many trails if you'd like to get some exercise during your stay.
Find your ancestors by attending this Road Scholar. I found what I was looking for!
The Allen county library was beyond anything I could imagine They had just what I was looking for. It was overwhelming until I started to use their resources. The workers there were very helpful.
My husband and I had a delightful time. I do wish it were possible to spend MORE time at the Allen County Public Library. Using the library was the main reason that we signed up for the trip.