State Resources at Allen County Library

ACPL-genealogyThe Allen County Public Library is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It has a wonderful genealogical department, one of the best in the country. The collection of databases of information covers just about every state and region of the country.

Some of the databases can only be viewed at the Allen County Public Library. However, many are available online (the Internet) for anyone at anytime to use. Those available online are divided into different categories (Indiana resources, other states resources, African-American, Native American, Family Bible Records, Military, and others).

If you have ancestors from Indiana this is the first place to start researching. Here are all the counties in Indiana, the cemeteries, courthouse records, soldiers from Indiana, pre-1882 Indiana deaths, and orphans.

For those with families in other states, their ‘other states resources‘ is the resource to check. Most states have state-wide databases linked to the Allen County Library. There are many cemeteries listed in different counties, and some military rolls for certain counties. Not all the states have databases online with the Allen County Library, but many are available. In Pennsylvania for example is the database on southwestern Pennsylvanian teachers or in California inStanislaus County, the burial permits fro 1918-1947; all important resources if you have a relative that would fit that database.

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So check what is available online with the Allen County Public Library or if you are close enough, take the time to visit the library.

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