One of Fort Wayne’s many treasures is The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. The Genealogy Center is home to the nation’s largest public genealogy collection and is housed in a gorgeous $65 million facility.

The Genealogy Center is home to over 456,000 print volumes and 660,000 microfilm resources. These holdings include family and local histories from the United States, Virgin Islands, Ireland and Eastern Europe.

The five rooms of The Genealogy Center and its online catalog include international collections, historical periodicals, ship passenger lists, military regimental histories, southern plantation records, Native American census and tribal records – to name a few. The Genealogy Center offers several computer banks for research, as well as wireless internet services throughout the facility.

The Genealogy Center is led by a trained genealogy staff and provides free resources to get visitors started in their genealogical research. One way to start is by taking a video tour of the center and reviewing the suggested plan to get started in genealogical research. These planning tools are available on the center’s website at

The Genealogy Center is conveniently located at 900 Library Plaza Drive in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. This location is ideal for visitors who may want to experience the other exciting downtown Fort Wayne attractions, such as the Grand Wayne Center, Parkview Field, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Artlink. Plan a trip to discover your family heritage, right here in Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.

Allen County Public Library - Downtown Fort Wayne, IN