The library's card catalog is online, but in two separate parts. Their microtext catalog is separate from their book catalog--something which I have to remind myself so that I don't overlook materials in that collection. The library is particularly strong in city directories, but researchers need to search the book card catalog and the microtext catalog in order to determine what materials they have.
The library has specific microfilm collections:
- Family Histories and Records on Microtext
- Miscellaneous Records
- Periodicals and Newspapers
- Jewish Records on Microtext
- Native American Records
- African-American Records
- and more in their microtext catalog
And more in their book card catalog of materials available in paper format. I'm looking forward to going, helping trip participants with their research and, if time allows, doing a little research of my own. Our trip is low-key, laid-back, and centered on helping you with your research. We don't have scheduled "events" other than a morning presentation. We don't want to take away from research time with "group" activities and participants can work on their own as much as they want to--and get help from me when needed.
More about the Allen County Public Library can be learned about the library's collection on their website.
Details about my group trip to the Allen County Public Library is available on thie page.