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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Free Databases

Genealogy Center Free Databases

These databases can be accessed for free from anywhere

Microtext Catalog
The Genealogy Center Microtext Catalog is a searchable listing of microfilm and microfiche available in The Genealogy Center.
African American Gateway
The African American Gateway is a growing resource for African American research, and includes information from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, and well as a few other countries. The links to websites in this gateway are paired with a bibliography of resources for African American research in The Genealogy Center collection.
Allen County, Indiana Resources
The Allen County, Indiana Resources collection of databases includes, but is not limited to indexes of local obituaries, cemeteries, marriage, death and other courthouse records, as well as African-American material. Also featured are images from the Firefighter Collection and local wills.
Family Bible Records
The Family Bible Records section features transcriptions and images from family bibles donated to The Genealogy Center. Details include births, marriages, and deaths as well as information from items inserted in the Bibles, such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and funeral cards.
Family Resources
The Family Resources section features unique family histories and family files submitted by researchers who have granted permission for their material to be hosted on The Genealogy Center site. Contributions of additional data are most welcome.
Genealogy Center Surname File
The Genealogy Center Surname File can be searched to identify others researching your same surname. Contact information is provided to encourage collaboration. Contributors to this file are Genealogy Center patrons.
Indiana Resources
Indiana Resources represent a widely varied collection of databases created by researchers who have donated their work to The Genealogy Center, as well as Genealogy Center staff. This collection grows rapidly as more material becomes available.
Native American Gateway
The Native American Gateway is a resource for those exploring First Nations family history. Information on how to begin such research, links to materials from the National Archives and links to popular data are complemented by a continually updated listing of resources held by The Genealogy Center.
Other States Resources
Other States Resources represent a widely varied collection of databases created by researchers who have donated their work to The Genealogy Center, as well as Genealogy Center staff. This collection grows rapidly as more material becomes available.
Our Military Heritage
Our Military Heritage includes images of books, pamphlets, government documents, original letters, diaries, biographies, photographs, videos, unit histories, and rosters as well as service and pension records. A project of The Genealogy Center, this collection of data files offers materials from the Colonial era through the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars. Contributions of additional data are most welcome.