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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:25 AM

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LIMA — The Allen County Genealogical Society plans its 10th annual Family History Workshop, Breaking Down Walls, on Oct. 26. The featured speakers will be Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®, and Debbie Carder Mayes.

The workshop will be held at the Allen County Museum Auditorium, 620 W. Market Street, Lima. The doors open for registration at 9:10 a.m.

Topics to be covered include: Homespun and Calico: Researching the Lives of Our Foremothers, The Census Taker Wrote Down What?, Pre-1850 Tic Marks - What Can They Tell Me? and Finding Eliza Jane’s Family.

There will also be door prizes and 50-50 drawing prize awarded.

Lauritzen, AG®, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a nationally-known speaker at genealogical societies, workshops and seminars.

* The AG® certification marks are the sole property of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.

Mayes has been doing genealogical research and been actively involved in the genealogical community for more than 15 years. She frequently presents lectures, workshops and seminars throughout Ohio at genealogical societies and libraries and was a speaker at the 2012 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference.

Beverages and refreshments will be served in the morning. Restaurants are just across the street and nearby for lunch or bring your own.

There will be goodie bags for attendees who pre-register no later than Oct. 19.

Parking will be available at St. Rita’s Medical Center lot across from the museum’s parking lot.

Join ACGS when you register or attend the workshop and save on your membership. Regular dues are $15 for single and $18 for family (two persons in the same household). Join at the workshop for $12 for single or $15 for family.

Inquires about vending reservations and available space may be sent to Mayes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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