Whether you are a casual family historian, or a seasoned professional genealogist, there is only one place to research your family’s history: The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Genealogy Center is home to the nation’s largest public genealogy collection — and it is housed in a brand new, $65 million facility that is second to none!
Open seven days a week, The Genealogy Center is world-renowned for its immense collection that is more accessible than any you’ll find. The Genealogy Center is home to over 370,000 printed volumes, 590,000 microforms, military records that go back to the 1700s, city directories, census records, passenger lists, and so much more. In all, the collection totals over 961,726 items! You would literally have to travel the world to find everything contained in the collection!
Even though the physical collection is one of the largest in the world, the electronic and virtual content is world-class, too. The Genealogy Center provides free access to several databases only available to libraries, and subscribes to the top seven licenses genealogical databases. Im addition, you can view hundreds of thousands of files on microfilm, and access the Salt Lake City holdings, all from a free facility right in Fort Wayne.
The Genealogy Center is fully staffed with trained genealogists to help you get started, or dig deeper into your family research. You won’t just be gathering facts, you’ll be growing your knowledge and enjoying an experience like you’ve never had before.