Find Your Story in Fort Wayne, Indiana

With one of the largest physical collections in the world, plus unrivaled access to world-class digital resources—and free, one-on-one help from professional genealogists—the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana is one of the best places in the country to research your family history. 

In addition to its physical collection, the Genealogy Center provides free access to the top seven licensed genealogical databases, plus several databases available only to libraries. In addition, you can view hundreds of thousands of files on microfilm, and access holdings from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. 


The Power of Story

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Family History, Meet Family Vacation

Genealogists love Fort Wayne because of our collection and staff, but they also rave about our affordable, family-friendly city.

The Genealogy Center is located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana in a $65 million state-of-the-art facility, just blocks from dozens of restaurants, museums, hotels, and other welcoming amenities.

From our top-rated Children's Zoo and minor league ballpark, to our USA Today-lauded food, arts, sports and recreation scene, a trip to Fort Wayne is sure to delight the entire family. Plan your visit.

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What You'll Find
Open seven days a week, the Genealogy Center is world-renowned for its immense, yet very accessible collection. Our collection totals more than 1 million items, including:

Thousands of completed family histories Census records Military records from the Revolutionary War to present Extensive passenger lists US local records Extensive international collections City directories Periodicals Vital records Native American and African American records

Let’s get started. Click here to learn more about the materials available at the Genealogy Center.

Let Us Be Your Guide

Let Us Be Your Guide

The Genealogy Center is fully staffed with trained genealogists who are eager to help you get started, or dig deeper into your family story. You can sit shoulder to shoulder with an expert who can evaluate your research, and help create a personalized research plan to fit your needs.

With help from professional genealogists, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to navigate the Genealogy Center’s vast collection. You won’t just be gathering facts—you’ll be gaining knowledge and enjoying genealogy like never before. And did we mention it’s all completely free?

Get started planning your Genealogy Getaway by downloading our handy Genealogy Visitor Pack..

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Hit a Wall in your Research?

All genealogists need a little extra help sometimes—whether to get started, get past a hurdle, or confirm they’re on the right track. If you’ve reached an obstacle in your research, our professional genealogists can help you break through and make progress.

Find research success with the help of professional genealogists.

Bringing Your Spouse?

Use our pre-built itinerary for spouse activities to enjoy while you work on your research. 

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