On the Three Rivers: Past, Present, and Future

FORT WAYNE, Ind. Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce that the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will be hosting its 2018 National Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Grand Wayne Convention Center and the Allen County Public Library will be hosting this group of genealogists from around the country on August 22-25, 2018. 


Fort Wayne is home to the nation's largest public genealogy collection, housed at The Genealogy Center in The Allen County Public Library. Accessibility to friendly, expert genealogists make Fort Wayne the perfect fit for this convention, as well as for visiting genealogists all year long. 


FGS is open to anyone with an interest in family history, from beginners to experts with many years of experience. The conference will feature many workshops, lectures, speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that will be open to the public August 23-25 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Sessions are aimed at strengthening research skills no matter what one's level or area of expertise might be.

The annual economic impact of this group is estimated at $569,441.

For more information on the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 National Conference, contact Allison Singleton, FGS Co-Chair, at asingleton@acpl.lib.in.us or (260) 421-1225, or Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne, (260) 424-3700.

Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 5.9 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $619 million in direct economic impact.

Media Contact:
Crystal Cully
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(260) 424-3700