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If you haven't checked The Genealogy Center's Free Databases recently (or ever), now is a good time.

Fifteen rural cemetery transcriptions have been added recently, from Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Berrien County in Michigan, thanks to the efforts of a pair of area cemetery preservation enthusiasts. Each entry contains the tombstone transcription and although the cemeteries can be searched separately, one can also use the federated search box on The Genealogy Center's home page.

More than 450 surnames have been added to our Genealogy Center Surname File,which facilitates contact among researchers who have visited us and added their contact information. The entire Surname File can be searched by last name.

And finally, more than seven thousand citations have been added to the Fort Wayne and Allen County Obituary Index, 1841-October 2012. Our extensive index of obituaries for the county is a boon to researchers of local families, past and present. This file can be searched separately or through the federated search.

So take the time to browse through these, and all of the other records available for free at The Genealogy Center!