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Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1200
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've heard so much about the extensive holdings of the genealogical library, and the department lived up to its reputation. There was an extra-large room filled with materials for domestic research and a large-size room for foreign research. My focus was the foreign research room. I found what I needed on a shelf of a motorized bookcase. Bookcases are stacked... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The genealogy center here is amazing. They have so many reference materials that you could easily be overwhelmed. Be sure to check their online catalogue before going and have a list so you can make the most of your time. The staff is nice and the security people are welcoming as you come in. There is a Dunkin Donut shop... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They have a great genealogy department, 1000s of books, and books on tape. You can search online and even renew your books online.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best libraries to research genealogy.Staff very good and willing to help you find what you're looking for.

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Fort Wayne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love going to the library and I feel that most people have no idea just how great the Allen County Public Library is. They have thousands of books on most any subject matter, they have rare books and they have one of the top Genealogy departments in the country. But that's not all by a long shot, they have... More

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Clearwater Beach,FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They have the second largest genelogy department in the country and a very friendly and helpful staff. A good place to do family research.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one place any one, any age, will feel comfortable to browse stacks, check out art work, buy a snack, and contemplate great writings. Parking is great. Also, I am very impressed ACPL has provided food for children this summer.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

and not just because it is a genealogy powerhouse. it is clean and well stocked, the help is friendly and helpful. There is parking and places near by to get lunch or coffee or to stretch your legs. They do a nice job of using their meeting rooms for special events, have summer reading programs and just a very well... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

ACPL has an extremely comprehensive and accessible family history collection. In addition they have ample public computers and free printing. Photocopiers are also available for a fee. Librarians are knowledgeable and helpful. Other parts of the library are excellent as well and there is a Dunkin Donuts on site. What's not to like?!

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Escalon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our genie club spent a week at the library looking up family heritage. Found more information than I thought possible. Great place, easy access, helpful staff!

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