Curt B. Witcher is the Department Manager for the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN. He is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association and participates in other genealogical and historical committees of that organization. Curt is a the president of the National Genealogical Society and a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He also has memberships in a number of historical and genealogical organizations and is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. He is an adjunct professor in Indiana University's Continuing Education Program and is coeditor of the 1987 through 2000 editions of the Periodical Source Index published by the Allen County Public Library Foundation. Curt serves on the Advisory Board of the Passenger & Immigration Index Project for Gale Research, Inc. and was a research consultant for both PBS "Ancestors" series. He is also on the Advisory Board for Ancestry, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah and a contributing columnist for their magazine. Curt was distinguished in 1995 as a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) and received the Federation of Genealogical Societies' Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award in 1997. He was one of the Kellogg Foundation's 1997 "Expert in Residence" scholars, a 1998 recipient of the Presidential Citation from GENTECH, Inc., and the 1999 recipient of the Federation of Genealogical Societies' David S. Vogels, Jr. Award in recognition of career contributions to the Federation and its members.