Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Category - Genealogy Center

Everyone loves stories, whether in books, movies, or TV. But the most interesting story is often your own!

Have you ever wondered what your past held or where you really came from? Fort Wayne, Indiana's main library, located in downtown Fort Wayne, has the largest public genealogy center in the nation. It is also one of the most comprehensive. The great news is that almost all of the services are free. Even better news is that you can get waist deep in your family history in just two days!

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Posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Discover Your Ancestry in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Uncover your family history, and discover your story!

Tucked into downtown Fort Wayne, is a place where many peoples’ story lives! The Genealogy Center, is the largest public genealogy center in the nation, offering guests an unparalleled experience in discovering their family history.

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Posted on July 20, 2015 at 10:00:00 am by Holley T.

Finding your roots - Genealogists love Fort Wayne

With more and more easy to access tools like Ancestry.com, delving into family history is becoming a popular past time. There is a network now for people from all over the world to share what they've learned, and then potentially even connect with long lost relatives. It is no longer a niche

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Posted on June 18, 2015 at 1:00:00 am by Jasmine B.

100+ FREE Things to do in Fort Wayne this Summer!

*Please note this post has been updated for 2017.

Looking for free fun in Fort Wayne this summer? We've compiled the list of all the free things you can do this summer!

1. Catch a free outdoor family-friendly film every Wednesday night all summer long at the Foellinger Theatre Summer Movie

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Posted on April 22, 2015 at 5:45:00 am by Jasmine B.

Share your #DayinAllenCo2015 Photos on May 1!

Calling all Allen County Residents and Visitors:

The Allen County Public Library's "Day in Allen County" is approaching! What is this event, you ask? Every year, the ACPL asks everyone to take pictures of anything and everything happening during that 24-hour period to create a snapshot of the

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Posted on November 07, 2014 at 5:00:48 am by Faith B.

National Novel Writing in Fort Wayne

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month November has begun and so has National Novel Writing Month, the challenge to write 50,000 words in a month. The point of NaNoWriMo is not to produce a perfect book ready for print, but to do a rough draft that can be edited later. The site explains that the nonprofit’s approach to creative ... More ›

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:00:02 am by Holley T.

Rainy day activities in Fort Wayne

During the warm weather, it can be easy to get preoccupied with all the things we can do in the outdoors. It's great to get outside when the weather is nice, but it can also mean that we forget there are ways to have great fun indoors. If you find yourself at a loss for something to do when ... More ›

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 10:00:52 am by Molly Z.

Tour Like An Insider: Don't Leave Town Without...

We asked our bloggers about the inside scoop on activities and places you can't leave Fort Wayne without trying or visiting. Here's what they had to share:

metea fall

If you’ve never made it to one of Northeast Indiana’s lakes, you’re missing out. Find a friend and enjoy the water. You won’t regret it!

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