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Who We Are

Welcome to the ACPL Genealogy Center Website

The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large.  We have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. Our staff specializes in genealogy and is always available to help. 

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Family History Archives

Digitized information in our book collection

The Genealogy Center is active in several initiatives to make significant public domain portions of its collection available online. The links on the left below represent those collaborations. The links on the right below are simply fantastic sites to search.

Family History Books
Internet Archive

Planning to Visit?

Come visit our genealogical facility in Fort Wayne, IN

Be sure to use the library's online catalog to prepare for your trip. It will assist in orienting you to the scope of our collection and help you to plan your actual research time in the Genealogy Center

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend


Get the latest on whats happening at the Genealogy Center

  • 18 Sep
    Senior Information Fair

    The Genealogy Center is hosting a table at the Senior Information Fair this year on September 18th at the Allen County Public Library. Curt Witcher will be doing a presentation at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s computer training room on the first floor entitled, “Telling the Stories of Our Lives.”

  • 21 Sep
    A Day in Allen County

    We invite you to capture a day in Allen County, Indiana! Sunday, September 21, 2014 - take pictures of anything and everything that is happening in our county in that twenty-four hour time period, and send them to us!