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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Joe Springer
Joe Springer has served as curator of the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College since 1986. With close to 75,000 volumes, the library is the world’s largest collection of published material about Mennonites, Amish and related groups. A native of Goshen, Ind., Springer frequently speaks to groups about Anabaptist and Mennonite history. Springer has performed extensive research on topics such as Anabaptist-Mennonite hymns, 19th century migrations of Amish and Mennonite groups, and Amish-Mennonite family history.

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

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Joe Springer
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