Updated: Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010, 2:10 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010, 2:10 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Allen County Public Library has launched a new genealogy web site that will make it easier for people to find out about their family ancestry without actually visiting the library's Genealogy Center.
The new web site, located at www.genealogycenter.org, includes several free databases and portals including the African American Gateway, Family Bible Records and Our Military Heritage that have been developed by the Genealogy Center.
“We want to give researchers the best possible experience possible and the most success in finding what they need, whether they are visiting us virtually or visiting us in person,” explained Curt Witcher, The Genealogy Center manager.
The Genealogy Center’s website includes other resources, including full-text books that have been digitized by Internet Archives, the Center’s Pathfinders to various areas of research, and the Community Album, a collection of historical photographs for the surrounding area.
Ask a Librarian, a popular feature of the Allen County Public Library’s website has been expanded so patrons can ask a genealogy librarian their reference questions directly from The Genealogy Center’s website. The site also features direct links to the book and microtext catalogs and to the Center’s orientation video so that visitors from the local area and beyond can plan their research visits and make the most efficient use of their time once at the Center.
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