Curt B. Witcher

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Curt B. Witcher, MA, FUGA, FIGS, is the manager of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Genealogy and Local History Discussion Group and participates in other genealogical and historical committees of that organization. Curt is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society and is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.

He is co-editor of the 1987 through 2005 editions of the Periodical Source Index. In 2000 he authored, African American Genealogy: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources. He also co-authored the "Native American Research" chapter of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy with Geroge J. Nixon.

Curt was a research consultant for the PBS series Ancestors and, since 2003, is on the Genealogy Publications Committee of the Indiana Historical Society (IHS). He served for eight years as the National Volunteer Data Input Coordinator for the Civil War Soldiers System. Curt was distinguished in 1995 as a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and received the FGS Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award in 1997 and the David Vogels Award in 1999. He was the 2002 ALA-RUSA History Section Genealogical Publishing Company Award winner and in 2003 was honored by the IHS as the Willard Heiss Memorial Lecturer.

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