The Genealogy Center is ready to help you take a deep dive into your family history again with in-person visits and virtual programming! The Allen County Public Library and the Genealogy Center reopened to guests in early July.

Physical distancing measures have been put in place including public computer stations spaced out six feet apart, and plexiglass shields have been installed at service points. Staff and all customers will be required to wear masks while in the building.

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Family History Meets Family Vacation in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Make the most of your in-person visit to the Genealogy Center and make it two getaways in one. In addition to being one of the best places in the country to research your family history, Fort Wayne is also a top-tier destination for family fun.

Whether you dream of discovering new ancestors -- or discovering our top-rated Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo -- a trip to Fort Wayne is sure to delight the entire family.

Plan your upcoming getaway with Visit Fort Wayne’s planning resource guide, visitor guide, and our summer recommendations!

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Monthly Virtual Programming

If you still feel uncomfortable with an in-person visit, you can still research your family history and learn from the comfort of your home with the Genealogy Center’s virtual programming!

This month, the Genealogy Center staff will be providing a variety of virtual sessions that cover using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), researching with Digital Primary Sources, and evaluating Ancestry’s public member trees. Mark your calendars to learn how to take your family history research to the next level!

Register for the virtual sessions in advance by following the links above or navigate to the event listings at

Visit the Genealogy Center in-person, and you'll be treated to one of the best places in the country research your family history! With the skills and information you learn in the virtual sessions, you'll have even more tools to help you in discovering your family history.