Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Tag - 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 January 12, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Viv S.

15 Unique Fort Wayne Experiences

Everyone has their own idea of a favorite unique experience found only in Fort Wayne, but the following sites and events topped the list of my family and friends.

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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 January 16, 2017 at 10:00:00 am by Nancy M.

Your Fort Wayne Winter Getaway Awaits

Let’s just say I’m not a winter person and leave it at that. However, in the winter I have to take special care not to become a hermit who holes up in her house, reading and eating the cold months away. So here’s a go-to list…for you AND me… of things to do in Fort Wayne in the winter.

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Celebrate Disney style in Fort Wayne by creating a whole Disney themed stay for your little one's. In fort Wayne, the Disney magic can be found anywhere if you just believe! 

Enhance your Disney on Ice event by creating your own Disney Day in Fort Wayne!

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Posted on December 03, 2015 at 3:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Free in Fort Wayne: Winter Edition

*This post was updated in November 2017.*

 

During the summer, it may be great to get out and enjoy the weather and catch a quick and cheap bite from a food truck, but during the winter, it can be hard to even want to get out of the house. The Midwest winter months can be brutal, but we can make it a little better with many free and nearly free options.

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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 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 March 19, 2014 at 6:00:00 am by Lauren C.

There's more to discover at the Main Library than books!

If you haven't been to the Main branch of the Allen County Public Library, you're in for a real treat. This all-ages destination is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The Main Library’s Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery is located directly inside the library’s
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