There are a few new free databases for those searching in Fort Wayne and Allen County!

First up is the July 1954 edition of Fort Wayne’s Civic Clubs, Trade Associations, Fraternal Organizations, published by the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. This booklet provides selected officers and contact information for more than 90 clubs and associations in Allen County, including American Legion Posts, the Chicago Motor Club, Fort Wayne Coal Dealers, Junior Achievement of Fort Wayne, Newcomers Club and the Oldster Newsboys Club. Election months are also noted.

We also have the 1995-1999 General Electric Partizan Scrapbook, which includes photos of members at meetings, obituaries and funeral memorial cards for members, a history of the organization and other memorabilia, and the January 1996 Report to Mayor Paul Helmke from the Old Fort Collaborative Board of Directors.            

Stop! Look! Listen! Read a Letter to the Nickel Plate Railroad Company was a 1944 publication by the Fort Wayne Optimist Club demanding the rerouting of the Nickle Plate Tracks through Fort Wayne that claimed that crossings were blocked for 90 minutes during 12 hours each day. 

We’ve added three sets of Monroe Township School Records including the Monroe Township School Register, 1923-1925, Teacher’s Daily Register, 1869-1880, and Trustees School Record, 1866-1880.

Two Allen County Land Title Abstracts have been added, the Edgemont Addition, Lot 9 and Timberly Place SD, Lot 3.

And last, but certainly not least, more memorial cards have been added to the African/African American Historical Society’s Hana L. Stith Collection which now has more than 4000 entries! Great collection and a vast amount of work! Thank you!