From the Menu line on our new website, you will see the word Databases. Divided into “Free” and “On Site” databases, this is actually one of the most heavily used sections of our website.
By scrolling over or clicking on “Free Databases,” you will see links to a number of useful sites and data files. The first is to the African American Gateway, which includes information from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as a few other countries, and a bibliography of resources for African American research in The Genealogy Center collection.
The Family Files and Resources
and Family Bible Records
features unique family histories and family files, and images of family Bibles submitted by researchers who have granted permission for their material to be hosted on The Genealogy Center
site. Similarly, Our Military Heritage
includes images of books, pamphlets, government documents, original letters, diaries, biographies, photographs, videos, unit histories, and rosters as well as service and pension records. This Genealogy Center project includes materials ranging from the Colonial era through the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars. Contributions of additional data to all of these databases are most welcome.
The Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana resources include indexes of local obituaries, cemeteries, marriage, death and other courthouse records, as well as African-American material, and images from the Firefighter Collection and local wills. Indiana and Other States Resources represent a widely varied collection of databases created by researchers who have donated their work to The Genealogy Center, as well as Genealogy Center staff. Again, contributions are always welcome.
The Genealogy Center Microtext Catalog
is a searchable listing of microfilm and microfiche held by The Center, and is a vital guide to this major part of our collection. And The Genealogy Center Surname File
is a searchable list of surnames of interest contributed by visitors to our facility, and supplies the contact information of contributing researchers.
Clicking On-Site databases will take you to the On-Site Databases page
, allowing those present in The Genealogy Center, or at other Allen County Public Library locations, free access to a number of subscription databases, including African American Heritage, Ancestry, Footnote, Heritage Quest Online, Historical Detroit Free Press, New England Ancestry, Origins Network, Paper of Record, and World Vital Records.
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