About Us

Formed by two partners who met while working at the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Genealogy Center, Heritage Pathways was incorporated in 1996 in Indiana. The partners are Dawne Slater-Putt and Jennifer Doerflein Hines, who live in the Fort Wayne area.

Jennifer (left) and Dawne at the Family History Library on the first Heritage Pathways Salt Lake City hosted research trip in 1996. That is just one row of microfilm storage cabinets!

Dawne Slater-Putt, CG, BA, MA, MLS

Dawne is a graduate of Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (Journalism and American History), and Indiana University, Bloomington (Library Science). She formerly was a reference librarian in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a Director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and writes the Ethnic/International column for the FGS FORUM. She is currently President of the Indiana Genealogical Society and was editor of the IGS's quarterly journal, the Indiana Genealogist, for its first five volumes. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the National Genealogical Society, as well as the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jennifer Doerflein Hines, BA, MLS

Jennifer is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington (History and Library Science). She formerly was the Periodical Source Index Project Supervisor for the Allen County Public Library Foundation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and an instructor with the Fort Wayne Community Schools Neighborhood Connection, teaching classes in beginning family history research and using the Internet for genealogy research. She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and other genealogical organizations. She is currently a reference librarian at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne.

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