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Allen County Public Library (ACPL)
     -  Donate Material
Anderson Public Library (APL)
Bracken Library (Ball State University)
Delaware County Historical Society  (DCHA)
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) [014]
Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL)
Hartford City Public Library (HCPL)
HathiTrust  [012-001]
Indiana State Library (ISL)
Misc. Libraries [012]
Muncie Public Library (MPL)
New Castle - Henry County Public Library (NCHCPL)
U.S. Archives & Libraries  (FamilySearch Wiki)
Wabash Carnegie Public Library (WCPL)


[001]  Allen County Public Library     (ACPL)
900 Library Plaza – Fort Wayne, IN 46802 
-    |    Driving Directions   |   Contact   |   Donate   |  
-  Home Page: (OK, 21 Sept 2020)
-  Genealogy Center:  (OK, 21 Sept 2020)
-  New Web Page Info (Genealogy Gems, No. 198, 31 Aug 2020) - Doc5822.pdf
Hours:  Mon – Thurs   9am - 9pm      Fri – Sat   9am – 6pm    Sunday   1pm – 6pm
Library Catalog -
-  Library Catalog Insider - Facets, by Kasia Young - Genealogy Gems, No. 195, 21 May 2020 (Doc5741.txt)
Online Databases:  (At ACPL) -  HeritageQuest Online  -
Free Databases
Finding Ancestors in Fort Wayne - Free PDF book -
Research Request Form:  Doc051.pdf   
Family History Archives (BYU - Harold B Lee Library)
"Destination Fort Wayne" by Carol Richey.  Family Chronicle, Jan/Feb 2013, page 42.
   -  History and update on the Genealogy Center at ACPL

Online Guide to researching at ACPL  (2 Apr 2013)
   -  Blog Post

Path Finder (PF) series of Research Guides from ACPL -
(Downloaded from the ACPL web site)

English & Welsh Genealogy – PF #2
Newspaper Research – PF #5
German Genealogy – PF #6
Census Research – PF #7
Sources for Modern Research – PF #9
Church Records – PF #12


If you have something you'd like to make available for all to see, take a minute and contact us!

Donations Accepted:

Another immediate way to support the work of The Genealogy Center is to share your research. We welcome your contributions of papers, books, and disks of data. In print or in digital formats, your work will not only benefit great numbers of researchers, it will also be preserved for generations to come on our shelves and webpages. Whether it’s research articles, images of military veterans in your family history, completed books, indices to record groups large and small, or copies of the family record pages in your family Bible, all will find a good home in The Genealogy Center. Contributions can be mailed or sent electronically directly to The Genealogy Center.

The Genealogy Center
Allen County Public Library
P. O. Box 2270
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
Telephone: 260-421-1225
Fax: 260-421-1386
Email: Genealogy@ACPL.Info

"Where to Donate Records to Make Them Available to Everyone" EOGN, 1 Feb 2015

Driving Directions - Allen County Public Library

Google Map

From the South
Exit Interstate 69 at exit 102.  Drive east on Jefferson Boulevard into downtown. Turn left on Ewing Street. The Library is one block north, at Ewing Street and Washington Boulevard.

Using US 27:  US 27 turns into Lafayette Street. Drive north into downtown. Turn left at Washington Boulevard and go five blocks. The Library will be on the right.

Parking at the Library
At the Library
, underground parking can be accessed off of Wayne Street. Other library parking lots are at Washington and Webster, and Wayne and Webster. Hourly parking is $1 per hour with a  $7 maximum.

-- ACPL card holders may use their cards validate the parking ticket in the Great Hall of the Library. Out of county residents may purchase a subscription card with proof of identification and residence. The current fee for an Individual Subscription Card is $65.

-- Public Lots are located at the corner of Ewing and Wayne Streets ($1 each for the first two half-hours, $1 per hour after, with a $4 per day maximum) and the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Harrison Street ($3 per day).

-- Street (metered) parking on Ewing and Wayne Streets. On the street you plug the meters 8am - 5pm, weekdays only.  It is free to park on the street after 5pm and on the weekends.

-- Visitor center/Grand Wayne Center Garage at Washington and Clinton Streets. This is the Hilton Hotel parking lot that also serves as a day parking garage.  For hourly parking, 7am - 11 pm, charges are .50 for the first 45 minutes, then $1.00 per hour.  There is a flat $2.00 fee between 5pm and 11pm.


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[002]   Anderson Public Library    (APL)
111 E 12th St – Anderson, Indiana 46016  -- 765-641-2440
Indiana Room (2nd Floor)
Outlets for laptops
Copies are 10’ each (Machine accepts 1 and 5 dollar bills plus change)


[003]  Bracken Library - Ball State University
Ball State University Libraries
Archives and Special Collections
Stoeckel Archives
Stoeckel Archives contains documentation on Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana, including records of business and industry, churches, clubs and organizations, education, genealogy, government, personal and family papers, photographs, and oral histories.
Digital Media Repository
The Digital Media Repository provides online access to a variety of primary source materials, including photographs, oral history interviews, artwork, video and film footage, cartographic resources, architectural drawings, publications, and 3-dimensional objects.
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[004]  Delaware County Historical Society
Delaware County Historical Society - Home Page
Resource Book


[005]  Hamilton East Public Library   (HEPL)      Google Map
1 Library Plaza – Noblesville, IN 46060 (Off Cumberland Rd – 1/10th mile north of St Rd 32/38 – west of US 37)
Hours:   M-Th 9am – 9pm     Fri-Sat 9am – 5:30pm   Sunday   1:30 – 5:30 pm

Copies:  10’ each - 25’ for microfilm copies

Indiana Room: - located on the 2nd floor   317-770-3206 [Phone]      317-770-3278 [Fax]    email:

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[006]  Hartford City, Indiana Public Library
314 N High St
Hartford City  IN  47348
Phone:  765-348-1720
Fax:  765-348-5090

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[007]  Indiana State Library


315 West Ohio St - Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296 Indiana Plat Books Collection (IUPUI) 1895 Indiana Atlas
Printable Map of Downtown Indianapolis Indiana Vital Records Indexes
Library Hours and directions Indiana Archives Naturalization Records Search
Indiana County Records at ISL Indiana State Library WW2 Servicemen Database
Indiana Marriages through 1850 Online Indiana Death Records & Indexes
Indiana Marriages 1993-2002  
Images of Indiana - 92 Counties  
"Proposed Elimination of Genealogy at the Indiana State Library" - IGS Blog, 22 Jan 2015  

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[008]  Minnetrista
Minnetrista - Home Page
Heritage Collection Overview
Library and Archives
Some of the materials available for your research include county and town histories, indexes to birth, death and marriage records, and city directories. Archival materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, records of clubs and organizations, maps, diaries, records and advertising materials from area businesses, school yearbooks, and military records. In addition, Minnetrista has an electronic subscription to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.
Susan Smith, Archivist -

[009]  Muncie Public Library
Muncie Public Library - Home
Muncie Public Library - Local History & Genealogy  (Link OK 18 July 2019)
Digital Resource Library link: (Link OK, 18 July 2019)
Muncie Public Library has been digitizing Muncie and Delaware County records since the 1990s and provides the Muncie/Delaware County Digital Resource Library for free (no library card required!). Collections include Delaware County Court Documents, Delaware County Wills, Delaware County Deeds, Obituary Index, Funeral Home Records, and Beech Grove Cemetery Records.

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[010]  New Castle-Henry County Public Library
376 South 15th Street
New Castle, IN 47362-3205
(765) 529-0362
Directions:  St Rd 38 East of St Rd 3 to 15th St - Turn South (Right) to Library at corner of 15th & Indiana Avenue
Indiana Room
765-529-0362 Ext 368
Newspapers at the Library:
Newspaper Article Database -
Card Index is available for the New Castle Courier-Times 1848-1989

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[011]  Wabash Carnegie Public Library (WCPL)
Family History Resources:
Genealogy queries can be made through mail or email.
Please include your return address and telephone number with any queries that you make.
We charge only for the cost of copies and postage.
188 W. Hill St.
Wabash, IN

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[012]  Misc. Libraries -
[012-001] HathiTrust -
-  "HathiTrust" by Diane L. Richard - Internet-Genealogy Magazine, April/May 2014, page 51  -  Doc2100.pdf

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[014] Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) -
Home Page
Screencast Tour

-  [FTmag, May/June 2012, page 9
-  The Digital Public Library of America will Launch on April 18 and 19 - EOGN - EN0565
-  Digital Public Library of America Announces Partnership with David Rumsey Map Collection - EOGN - 30 Apr 2013 - EN0591
-  EOGN, 27 Feb 2015:
-  YouTube Video:
-  "How to Search the Digital Public Library of America"



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