We had some extra time while attending the Indiana Music Education Association concerts in Fort Wayne, so we decided to visit the Allen County Public Library. The Geneology Center is on the second floor and has a lot of nice computers to use. We visited the information desk and received our free pass, for the use of the computers. After more than two hours, my wife and I were able to glean a lot of family history from the archives. I even logged in and looked for my own data. It took more than one attempt, but I finally viewed that data and lots of census records concerning my grandfather, father, uncles, etc. Some of the information was not correct, but I did not attempt to correct anything . . . at this time. For the marriages, they posted the actual date that the marriage license application was submitted, instead of the actual wedding date. My own mother and father registered on June 4, 1946, but were not married until June 23, 1946. Also, they listed the middle name for my maternal grandfather as . . . Cristene ! But his real middle name is: Criswell ??? I will find out how I can make those corrections, so that the data is accurate. The Allen County Public Library claims to have the second most listings for people in the United States, behind that of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. So, you could say that researching in Fort Wayne makes a lot more sense than traveling all of the way to Utah to search for family records. By the way, one of my own relatives researched our family to the King of Scotland . . . in 583 AD. Now, that is about 44 generations ago, so I have a lot more research to do before I take my last breath.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.