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Allen County Public Library

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Address: 900 Library Plz, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3699
Phone Number: (260) 421-1200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Wonderful collection of genealogy publications and microfilms.

If you can't get to Salt Lake City, this is the next best thing. They have collections of tax records, land transactions, military records and city directories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ruth A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can't get to Salt Lake City, this is the next best thing. They have collections of tax records, land transactions, military records and city directories.

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Thank Ruth A
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great facility! Even a Dunkin' Donuts inside ... wow. Genealogy resources and lots of help from the staff.

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Thank Jmuhn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a library that also has a Dunkin Donuts and coffee shop inside the library, nice but I don't need such a thing in a library. The genealogy department is suppose to be the best around, but I haven't used it yet. My biggest complaint is two fold, first they two different magazine sections, not sure why they didn't... More 

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Thank Fred R
Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been in the library for about 8 years or so and it was nice when I was there but is really nice. Every area is marked very well and very spacious. Our library is known for the Geneolgy department. It has Dunkin Donuts there. So grab a coffee and read a book.

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Thank Gary P
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the perfect place to take my three and four year old grand children visiting from out of town. They have a special room for younger children and parents with stations set up to play and learn, similar to children's museums. My four year old grandson happened to be there the day they had tubs of Legos for about... More 

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Thank Paette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great library for students, children and adults. Absolutely the single most respected genealogy center in the world that is open to the public.

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Thank Doug S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't even see the whole library, I didn't have my card, since I haven't been there in some time. The parking is across the street, very easy access, on the south side. There is meter parking as well. I was told to go into the Dunkin Donut right next to them, because they have some books that are inexpensive... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I went with the NGS on a research trip to this library. I would highly recommend this library as a place to visit because of the large repository of books, film, etc that they have. I did not know what to expect but they have so much to offer. The staff were not only friendly, but they also knew so... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Allen county library is a Gem! It provides great resources for the entire family! The staff is very helpful. If they don't have a specific item ( hard to believe because they have a large variety of items), they can get it for you quickly.

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Thank Marlene1060
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

One of the best public libraries in the US. It has a wide selection of books as well as media. My wife likes to meet there and reserves a conference room prior to going. The staff are all very friendly, and parking is on site.

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