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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Families at Our Fingertips: DPLA & Other Online Family History Resources

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The emergence of incredible, large online repositories of primary and second source data makes this the best of times for genealogists and others interested in exploring the past. Investigate and share experiences  of using the DPLA and other free online resources to explore the history of one’s family and community. Led by Curt B. Witcher, Senior Manager of Genealogy & Special Collections, Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN).

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gw87GSdLjGgk3r5hzKiXzTuHXg8Lv0roo2lHA__Ya6g&authuser=1 


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Curt Witcher

Senior Manager of Genealogy & Special Collections, Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN)
Curt B. Witcher is the Allen County Public Library's Senior Manager for Special Collections, a job which entails managing The Genealogy Center, serving as general curator for that institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection, and supervising the new Lincoln Financial Collection’s Lincoln Library.   He has worked at the Allen County Public Library for more than thirty-five years.  Curt is a member of the Genealogy... Read More →



Saturday April 18, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Indiana Historical Society: Day Classroom B 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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