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Sunday August 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM PDT
Sunday August 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center 
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Fort Wayne, Indiana Research Tour

Presented by the California Genealogical Society  & Library

Join Director Jeffrey Vaillant for the fifth California Genealogical Society research tour to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Whether you have visited before or this is your first time, you will enjoy your  week at the best public genealogy library in the United States.
Jeff will provide individualized attention in Ft. Wayne to help you with your research problems. Planning meetings can be arranged by phone or in person prior to the trip.

The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is the home of PERSI (PERiodical  Source  Index), searchable on or HeritageQuest.  ACPL has over 513,000 rolls of microfilm and 55,000 compiled genealogy volumes, an impressive collection of state and territorial censuses, and many other resources unique to this library. Search their online catalog at:

Space is limited to fifteen participants. To ensure the minimum tour requirement of ten participants is met, a $300 deposit is required by June 30, 2011. Final payment due by July 15, 2011. Cost (airfare not included): $950, double occupancy; single add $450. Commuter (no lodging) $475.

For more information, please call the California Genealogical Society Library at (510) 663-1358 or email

• Seven days, double occupancy, at the Ft. Wayne Courtyard
• Free Shuttle service to and from airport
• Two group dinners (Monday and Saturday)
• Breakfasts included
• Library orientation and a lecture, TBA

Cancellation & Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. Deposit less administrative fee of $25 will be refunded if written cancellation is received before July 15, 2011. If cancellation notice is received after July 15, the $300 deposit will be forfeited and no refunds will be given. (It is suggested that you purchase trip insurance if you feel cancellation is a possibility.) If the tour is cancelled due to lack of participation, all fees will be refunded.

Responsibility: The California Genealogical Society shall not be held liable for any loss or damage to property. Additionally, the CGS will not be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury caused by strikes, weather, illness, or injury caused by strikes, weather, illness, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control.