Monday, August 20, 2012

Midwest Geneabloggers Meetup - October 13

Last March was the first Midwest Geneabloggers Meetup in Fort Wayne. It was such a huge success we've decided to do it again.

Save the date for Saturday, October 13, 2013. The day will start with research at the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The library opens at 9:00 AM. If you've never been to ACPL before, you might want to take a look at my 10 Tips for Researching at ACPL list from last spring.

That evening, I'm inviting everyone over to my house for a pizza party. I'll also have pop, water and salad. Please feel free to bring your own side dishes, desserts and drinks. There will be a $5 charge at the door to cover the costs of the pizza. And don't think about not paying because my husband likes to scare people with his sword (or at least act scary while guests take his photo).

For those in town Friday night (October 12), head to ACPL to get a jump start on your research. When the library closes at 6 PM, we'll probably head out to dinner at J K O'Donnell's, the Irish pub a block from the library. It was a big hit with the geneabloggers in March.

A block of rooms has been created at the Courtyard by Marriott downtown for Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. The room rate is $89 plus $7 parking. You can reserve your room by calling (866) 704-6163 and using the group code "MGB". You can also make online reservations at The discounted rate is available until October 5.

October is also Family History Month. ACPL features a different class each day of the month. So check their events page to see if they are offering anything interesting when you are in town.

I hope to see many genealogy bloggers back in Fort Wayne this October. You don't have to be from the Midwest to spend the day research and the night with your closest friends you only know online. More details can be found one the Midwest Geneabloggers Facebook page.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to See you there!


  1. My pink sweater is staying at home, and we will be using a different GPS. Thanks for hosting again!

  2. I'm so excited! Now that I've been to the library once already, I know EXACTLY what I'm going to be looking for, although half the fun was in just wandering and looking at all the wonderful family history books on the shelves. Plus, so many awesome genealogists of all skill levels to bounce questions off of, or give suggestions cool! And, if you're thinking about coming to FGS2013, you'll be able to get a jump on what to look forward to. See you in a few weeks.