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Friday, August 17, 2007

Curt Witcher to Lecture at 2007 Tri-C GO Seminar

Curt B. Witcher, MLS, manager of the all-new Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne IN is the featured speaker at the 2007 Tri-C GO Annual Family History Benefit Seminar. The seminar will be held at the Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake OH on Saturday, September 29th. Doors open at 9 a.m.; seminar 9:15 – 3:30.

Witcher will cover four topics:
1) Passenger & Immigration Research: Leaving, Arriving and Setting Down;
2) The Road Not Taken: Mega Internet Sites for Genealogists Off the Beaten Path;
3) Historical Research Methodology: Using the Process to Find All the Answers; and 4) Effective Use of the Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Department (and other libraries) for Genealogical Research.

Jayne Broestl, seminar chair, expressed how pleased the Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS was to have Curt Witcher in Cleveland for this annual seminar. In addition to his association with the Allen County Public Library, he is founding president and current regional director of the Indiana Genealogical Society, a Fellow of Utah Genealogical Association, a Federation of Genealogical Societies director, is widely influential in genealogy, and a speaker of national repute. His informative and entertaining lectures are always in great demand. Seating is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Donation before September 15th is $20; add a $5 late fee after that date or at the door. Checks should be made payable to Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS and mailed to: CCCGO Seminar, c/o 1637 Westhill Blvd., Westlake OH 44145-2515. For more information call 440-899-9201.

Coffee and donuts furnished in the morning; beverages at lunch. Brown bag or order from Picc-A-Deli Café at the library by calling 440-808-3354 w/credit card before Thursday, September 27th.

The seminar is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organizations (CCCGO), a coalition of the genealogical groups in the Cuyahoga County area. Proceeds will benefit OGS, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cuyahoga County Archives, Fairview Park Library, and Porter Library. Genealogical Research Libraries. The host group is the Cuyahoga West Chapter OGS.