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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.
Bob Gast:  Louisville Aviator Supreme
presented by Charlie Arrington

Robert Henry Gast was born in 1896 and is best known in Louisville aviation history as Abram Bowmans first partner and is said to have flown the first airplane at Bowman Field. Prior to his partnership with Mr. Bowman and the incorporation of Bowman Field in 1920, Bob Gast flew with the British Royal Flying Corps in World War I and was posted to squadrons in England, Ireland, and France.  Robert Henry Gast is remembered in a newly rededicated memorial inside the Bowman Field Administration Building on Taylorsville Road and a street is named for him on the east side of the airport. His pioneering efforts in Louisville aviation paved the way for an airport that continues serving the flying public to this very day.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
"Forward to the Past: Techniques for Finding the Living to Discover Unknown Ancestors"
presented by Deborah Lord Campisano

Traditional genealogical research demands we work from the known to the unknown the present to the past. When this reaches the proverbial brick wall, reverse genealogy often aids in successfully unraveling family history mysteries.  Whether you need to find that distant cousin who holds the family bible or candidates for DNA testing, learning techniques for finding the living can be a valuable skill in your genealogy tool box. 
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2016 Spring Research Trip
May 15 - May 21
Allen County Library
Genealogy Center
Fort Wayne, IN
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