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Local HostsThe Allen County Public Library and the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana are the local co-hosts for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 21-14.
Allen County Public Library
The Genealogy Center celebrated its 50th birthday in January of 2011 and added the one millionth item to its collection of books and microform items just before that milestone. As the nation’s second-largest genealogical research collection – behind the behemoth Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah – the Genealogy Center’s scope of coverage is primarily North America, with some additional subject concentrations, including the British Isles. The collection encompasses more than 420,000 bound volumes, including more than 61,000 published family histories. In addition, The Genealogy Center has more than 660,000 microfilm and microfiche items. Specific holdings vary for each geographic location, and can be explored through the Center’s online catalogs found at www.GenealogyCenter.org.
Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
The Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana is active in preserving county records, presenting educational programming nine months of the year, September through May. Our computer interest group also meets nine months of the year. The Society sponsors workshops several times a year. Members volunteer their services and expertise to the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center. The Society purchases needed items for the Genealogy Center when requested or to fulfill a “wish” list. Visit their website at www.acgsi.org.