We are excited to offer the following public programs for 2022-2023. We hope to hold most of these programs in person, but details are still being worked out. A printable flyer of our 2022-2023 programs is available here. All times listed are United States Eastern Time.
- 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands, the Leo Baeck Institute – Sunday, April 16, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. We’re thrilled to welcome genealogist, Karen Franklin, and IJHS Executive Director, Mike Brown, to speak about the history and genealogy of German-speaking Jews in Europe and in Indiana. These presentations are accompanied by an exhibit from the Leo Baeck Institute, “1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands.” We highly recommend that you join us in-person at the ACPL Genealogy Center so that you can view the exhibit. Ms. Franklin will lead tours of the exhibit beginning at 1:00 p.m. that afternoon. If you are unable to come to Fort Wayne, use the registration link below for the virtual presentations. Karen Franklin will present her “Genealogical Journey,” focusing on eight items from the exhibit, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Mike Brown will begin at 3:30 p.m. with “Early Indiana Synagogues and the Germanic Period of Indiana Jewish History.” REGISTER HERE for the virtual presentations.
- Ron Arons: Prohibition and Criminal Ancestors – Sunday, May 7, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. We’ll conclude our public programs at the Genealogy Center with genealogist, Ron Arons. He will present two programs: “Alcohol, Prohibition and Temperance Societies in Ohio and Indiana,” and “Researching Criminal Ancestors.” Ron Arons has authored three books, two of which are related to criminal records.