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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.

NEW—Open on Sundays all year including summer Sundays.


Get the latest on whats happening at the Genealogy Center

  • 10 Jan
    Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for historians and genealogists who wish to learn about the neighborhoods in which their ancestors lived and conducted business.

  • 14 Feb
    On the Record: African American Newspapers

    In this session, we will explore the “African American Historical Newspapers” and “Accessible Archives African American Newspapers” digital databases and discover additional resources for locating these informative records.