Friday, October 5, 2012

Three Hours from Fort Wayne

A generic warning notice to all readers of this blog for the next 10 1/2 months. On top of my normal partiality towards the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, I will be helping out with publicity for the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference to be held there 21-24 August 2013.

So I'm not entirely disinterested (if I ever was) when I take note of good points about ACPLGC . . . or its location. Check out Fort Wayne. It's in the upper-right-hand corner of Indiana. Within a fast three-hour drive are Columbus, Toledo, Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Indianapolis. In the unlikely event that ACPLGC has no research attraction for you before, after, or during FGS, you will be positioned within driving distance of the premier repositories of three states.

Make that six states if you can keep the pedal to the metal. Just down the road a little farther are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Louisville, Springfield, Chicago, and Madison, home of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. As they sometimes say in real estate, this place is "convenient to everything."

Of course, if you don't like crowds or conferences, you could visit at some other time. (Oh. Was I not supposed to say that?)

"Regional Map," Visit Fort Wayne Indiana ( : accessed 2 October 2012).

Harold Henderson, "Three Hours from Fort Wayne," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 5 October 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

1 comment:

Paula Stuart-Warren said...

Harold, we are beyond happy to have you on the team for FGS 2013. The staff at ACPL has tons of experience handling the conference-time researchers. I can't imagine someone not having research to do there. I have done Irish, Canadian, Southern, and Midwestern research there. I am planning on some Native American research the next visit.