Sunday, November 7, 2010

Check BOTH catalogs before going to Fort Wayne!

The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center's new "Aqua Browser" catalog has interesting features, but it has not closed an important gap. It covers the microform collection only slightly better than the previous catalog did (which was not at all). You will miss some great and unexpected research opportunities if you don't also check the previous microtext catalog, which is still available here. (To navigate, go to the handsome new Genealogy Center site, pull down the databases menu, choose "free databases," and click on the fifth item down.)

Just by way of example, the new catalog does not hint at the fact that the library holds many sets of Ohio counties' early tax records.

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