Blogs & Social Media for Allen County, Indiana

Some of these are very active with interesting information and photos about local people, history and locations of businesses and events shared by their members, some become dormant, archived Facebook pages do not allow new members, some may eventualy disappear for various reasons. We try to find orginal online sources from some of these discussions to post on our pages.

Fort Wayne, Allen County or Indiana origin or oriented social media

  1. Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, website: www.acgsi.org/
  2. ACPL on Facebook - Allen County Public Library
  3. Allen County INfo on Facebook, website: allencounty.us. Welcome to Allen County INfo, the Facebook home of Allen County, Indiana government!
  4. Allen County Sheriff's Department on Facebook, website: http://www.allencountysheriff.org/. Welcome to the official Facebook page for the Allen County Sheriff's Department, located in Allen County, Indiana! This Facebook page was created to share information about the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and highlight community engagement.
  5. City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook, website: cityoffortwayne.org. Welcome to the official Facebook page of Fort Wayne, Indiana!
  6. The Genealogy Center on Facebook, Twitter, website: https://acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy, at Allen County Public Library.
  7. Fort Wayne Community Memories on Facebook, The replacement for “You’re positively from Fort Wayne if you...” group because it is no longer active. This page is for community posts about memories from Fort Wayne, Indiana!
  8. Fort Wayne Fire Department on Facebook, website: fortwaynefiredepartment.org. With a rich history serving the people of Fort Wayne since 1839, The Fort Wayne Fire Department work
  9. Fort Wayne News on Facebook, website: https://fort-wayne-news.com/. We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date news from around Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. Our news is source generated only.
  10. FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools on Facebook, website: https://www.fortwayneschools.org/, on Twitter. Fort Wayne Community Schools is the premier school district in Northeast Indiana, serving nearly 30,000 students in 50 school buildings.
  11. Fort Wayne Police Department on Facebook, website: fwpd.org. This is the official facebook of the Fort Wayne Police Department.
  12. Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society on Facebook, website: http://fortwaynerailroad.org/. Preserving and making railroad history in Northeast Indiana and throughout the Midwest. We are proud caretakers of history that inspires the senses and quickens the pulse. We inspire, educate and transport thousands each year with the power of our industrious past and Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765.
  13. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne Organization, Inc on Facebook, website: http://www.madanthonywayne.org/, A nonprofit dedicated to enhancing area education about local history, and honoring the namesake of our wonderful city, Fort Wayne.
  14. Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne Private Facebook Group This page was created to share history and old memories within our home town. It is a Private Group: Only members can see who's in the group and what they post. Started as a replacement group for a similiar named group. Over 12,000 member in 2022.
  15. Originally named Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne on Facebook. A change of "ownership" occurred and the name has changed many times. Original link still works but redirects in 2022 to Indiana News 1 - @IndianaJournal Media/news company with over 24,000 members. Current description: Indiana & Hoosier Positivity above all else. Original description was: Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana. And the Surrounding Areas Administrator: Tom Fitzwater. It used to have copies of school yearbooks and lots of Fort Wayne photos which we linked to various pages on our site. Not sure how much remains.
  16. Harvester Homecoming on Facebook, website: https://harvesterhomecoming.com/. An all-International truck show at the old IH Engineering building in Fort Wayne with access to the Harvester Proving Grounds test track!
  17. Huntertown Heritage Days on Facebook, website: https://www.facebook.com/huntertownheritagedays/
  18. Indiana Album on Facebook, website https://indianaalbum.pastperfectonline.com/, The Indiana Album, Inc. nonprofit organization that digitizes, catalogs and shares historic images loaned by the public. What's in your attic? The Indiana Album is the Hoosier state's community-submitted digital archive of Indiana-related photographs and documents lingering in albums and attics. We copy, catalog, and share items loaned by people like you. See 22,000+ items shared by over 450 people so far.
  19. Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology on Facebook, website: in.gov/dnr/historic-preservation.
  20. Indiana Genealogical Society on Facebook, website: http://www.indgensoc.org/. We are dedicated to the Preservation, Publication & Education of Indiana History. Helping you connect to your 'Hoosier' Ancestors and to keep their stories alive.
  21. Indiana History Blog - Tom Castaldi, local historian blogs by the Indiana Historical Bureauof the Indiana State Library.
  22. Indiana Historical Bureau has a Facebook page and state website: https://www.in.gov/history/. Official Indiana Department of Natural Resources page.
  23. Indiana Historical Society has a Facebook page, over 100 YouTubevideos, Indiana Historical Society blog, website: https://indianahistory.org/ , Collections and Images: https://indianahistory.org/virtual-resources/collections-and-images/, over 100,00 images online of their million image collection; https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/search, and Virtual Resources: https://indianahistory.org/virtual-resources/.
  24. Indiana Jewish Historical Society on Facebook, website: https://www.ijhs.org/. The Indiana Jewish Historical Society collects, preserves, publishes and shares the history of the Jewish experience in Indiana. Before Indiana even became a state, Jewish settlers were among the first on the frontier, trading and peddling clothing and housewares with Native Americans and settlers. As more Jews migrated west, they settled in Indiana and created the necessary religious institutions to function as a community, established businesses, and helped the community at large. For nearly 200 years, Jews living in Indiana have created vibrant communities that have contributed to the history of our state. In 1972, the IJHS was organized to collect, preserve, and disseminate the story of this heritage.
  25. Investigate Indiana on Facebook, Learn about the weird, wild and winsome of Indiana!
  26. Indiana Landmarks on Facebook, website: https://www.indianalandmarks.org/. For more than 50 years, Indiana Landmarks has worked to save special Hoosier places and make Indiana a great place to live.
  27. Indiana Medical History Museum on Facebook, website: https://www.imhm.org/
  28. Indiana State Library is on Facebook and has a website: https://www.in.gov/library/
  29. Indiana University Press on Facebook, website: https://iupress.org/. Founded in 1950, we are one of the largest public university presses and recognized internationally as a leader in the humanities and social sciences. We produce approximately 120 new books annually in addition to 40 journals.
  30. Lincoln Collection on Facebook, website: www.lincolncollection.org. This internationally known collection of Lincolniana and related materials  includes thousands of objects, 19th-century photographs, books, documents, and art related to Abraham Lincoln and his times. [It] began in 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the Lincoln Historical Research Foundation, a department of the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. The collection grew over the decades to include thousands of objects, 19th-century photographs, books, documents, and art related to Abraham Lincoln and his times. In 1995 the Foundation provided a new home for the collection--The Lincoln Museum. Then in 2008, the Lincoln Financial Foundation closed the Museum and donated the collection to the State of Indiana.
  31. Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society on Facebook, website: https://neindianajgs.org/, The purpose of this Society shall be to present educational programs relevant to Jewish genealogy, to support our members in their pursuit of their family histories, to collaborate with other organizations on areas of Jewish genealogical interests, and to protect, preserve and share Jewish genealogical records from the region of Northeast Indiana.
  32. Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum on Facebook, website: https://honoringforever.org/. 2122 O Day Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
  33. The Waynedale News on Facebook, website:https://waynedalenews.com/. The Waynedale News is one of the few remaining locally owned newspapers in Indiana. The newspaper is a free publication distributed twice a month in and around the Waynedale ( Fort Wayne ) area that provides information to the public about community events or interests.
  34. Wolf and Dessauer Magic Window on Facebook. The W&D elves were acquired at a Fort Wayne auction in approximately 2008, restored and displayed at 1701 West Main Street during the Christmas Season.
  35. You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Private group on Facebook was active with lots of photos of places and around 20,000 members. This group has been archived An admin paused this group on September 15, 2020. You can't create posts, like, comment or add more members, but you can still view all posts.
  36. You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... Private Facebook group. For everyone who lives or has lived in Fort Wayne and can relate to any of these things...feel free to add your own. Private Only members can see who's in the group and what they post.

National Social Media

  1. Amy Johnson Crow on Facebook, more active on Twitter, website: https://twitter.com/amyjohnsoncrow, Helping family historians learn how to make more discoveries and have more fun doing it.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters on Facebook, website: http://www.dar.org/. This is the official Facebook Page of the Daughters of the American Revolution! The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism.
  3. Dead Fred's Genealogy Photo Archive on Facebook, website: https://www.deadfred.com/. Free genealogy search for your family history in vintage photos. Search by surname, state, country and more . Over 3,000 ancestors photos found.
  4. Fold3 on Facebook, website: https://www.fold3.com/. The web's premier collection of original military records. Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
  5. Genealogy Tip of the Day on Facebook, website: https://genealogytipoftheday.com/, Michael John Neill posts one genealogy tip to the blog and those tips also appear on our wall here on Facebook.
  6. Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS on Facebook, website: nps.gov/hdp. Heritage Documentation Programs administers the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and its companion programs: the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. The HABS/HAER/HALS Collection is housed at the Library of Congress.
  7. Heritage Trail Mondays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered Join Tom Castaldi on an audio walk through Northeast Indiana's history.
  8. Historic Pathways - Elizabeth Shown Mills, A portfolio of research drawing forgotten women, yeoman farmers, and the enslaved out from the shadows of history
  9. The History Center on Facebook, website: https://fwhistorycenter.org/. To serve present and future generations by collecting, preserving, and sharing historical artifacts, documents, and images that describe the people, places, and events that define Fort Wayne and Allen County history. The home of the collection of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. We also own the Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road and the Barr Street Market, immediately behind the museum.
  10. The Legal Genealogist - Judy G. Russell, a genealogist with a law degree, is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law.
  11. The Library of Congress on Facebook, website: https://www.loc.gov/. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs.
  12. The National Archives has Blogs, The National Archives maintains multiple blogs in the interest of sharing more information with the public about our activities. They also exist as a channel for the public to respond to news, upcoming events, and proposed projects. We encourage your input, but please be aware of our policies concerning comments on our blogs.
    1. Today's Document on Facebook, website: https://todaysdocument.tumblr.com/, Today's Document is brought to you by the U.S. National Archives.
  13. National Historical Publications and Records Commission on Facebook, website: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc. the official Facebook page for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  14. National Museum of American History on Facebook, website: americanhistory.si.edu, Home of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem.
  15. National Society United States Daughters of 1812 on Facebook, website: https://usdaughters1812.org/. Facebook About statement: N.S.U.S.D. 1812 is a non-profit, non-political women's service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause during the War of 1812. Website statement: Founded in 1892 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit, non-political, women’s service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause during the War of 1812.
  16. PublicDomainFootage.com (Public Domain Archival Stock Footage) on Facebook, website: http://www.PublicDomainFootage.com/
  17. True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook. A group to share photos, stories, and memories of Fort Wayne past and present. We are striving for accuracy in the information provided, to create a reliable resource for factual information about Fort Wayne's past.
  18. U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook
  19. US National Archives on Facebook, the official Facebook page for public news and events at the National Archives.
  20. US National Archives Archival Recovery Program on Facebook, website: archives.gov/research/recover
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Fort Wayne Area Blogs (Web logs = blog)

Some of these are very active, some have been dormant for a long time, some may have disappeared.

  1. What's Going On @ ACGSI - Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana blog
  2. What's Happening @ ACPL - Allen County Public Libraryblog
  3. ACPL Flickr Photostream - Allen County Public Libraryblog
  4. The Around Fort Wayne Blog - Stephen L. Parker since 2003
  5. Baseball in Fort Wayne - Chad Gramling
  6. Child of the Fort - Kristina Frazier-Henry memories of growing up in Fort Wayne with old photos
  7. Cultural Conversations - especially liked September 18, 2012 FABULOUS Fort Fun!
  8. DNA - The bloggers The must-read blogs of genetic genealogy posted on July 14, 2013 by Judy G. Russell The Legal Genealogist blog.
  9. Fort Wayne Observed by Mitch Harper, local politician, blogging about diverse topics since September 2005. Includes links to other local blogs.
  10. Fort Wayne Speaks - Showcasing local talent, professionals and everyday people doing amazing things in and around Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  11. the good city - Fort Wayne city, culture and church
  12. The Genealogy Center Blog at the Allen County Public Library is archived 130 times on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine with over 1,100 urls to lots of interesting genealogy articles that appear to go back to November 24, 2010 through August 10, 2021. The challenge is to find articles as Search does not appear to work on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine so you must use bookmarked pages previously saved, or click thru the Categories and hope for the best. Links within the blog pages may or maynot work depending on whether they refer to pages within the archive or to pages still active on the web. They had a Genalogy Center WordPress blog prior to moving in 2010 which is still online.
  13. Genealogy Dawne's Discoveries - started April 2013 by Dawne Slater-Putt a Genealogy Reference Librarian at The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library.
  14. John Beatty's Musings - started May 2013 a Genealogy Reference Librarian at The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library.
  15. Dear Myrtle - former newspaper column
  16. Eastman's Newsletter - Dick Eastman's Newsletter Delivering the genealogy-related news for more than 25 years!
  17. Elyses Genealogy Blog also has a former Blogspot location
  18. GeneaBloggers list of genealogy blogs, GeneaBloggers on Facebook, BlogTalkRadio - Saturday's at 1:00 pm or archived for anytime listening, GeneaBloggers is an online community of over 3,300 genealogy and family history content providers.
  19. GenealogyBlog - Family History News and then some...
  20. Genealogy Blog Finder
  21. Along the Heritage Trail Allen County Historian columns by Tom Castaldi on Fort Wayne Monthly
  22. Fort Wayne Reader stopped publication in 2018, Old School Picture of the Week were monthly articles with photos by Randy Harter on local places
  23. The History Center blog, WHO WE ARE We are historians, researchers, thinkers and writers from the History Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  24. Marian's Roots and Rambles - Roots and Rambles is where New England house historian and genealogist Marian Pierre-Louis gets off the beaten path. This blog explores genealogy, old houses, history, book reviews and the latest news in the genealogical community. Come follow the ramble.
  25. Modern Software Experience - Tamura Jones gives her best of - worst of - reviews from a European perspective
  26. The New England House Historian
  27. Planting the Seeds - Genealogy As Profession blog - Michael Hiat
  28. Wabash Erie Canal Corridor - discussion of events and development along the Wabash-Erie Canal Corridor in Northeast Indiana.
  29. What's Going Down(town)
  30. Take A Motor Tour on the Towpath Trail - We Canal Corridor Tour blog - Wabash-Erie Canal Corridor in Northeast Indiana.
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Genealogy Periodicals

  1. Allen County Lines - Allen County Genealogical Society of Indianaquarterly publication - online members only - must join to read!
  2. Genealogy Gems ezine - The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana monthly e-zine subscription, back to 2004. View the Index at Friends of Allen County.
  3. Hoosier History Live! - a live weekly radio adventure through Indiana history with host Nelson Price - noon to 1 p.m. ET each Saturday on WICR 88.7 FM in Indianapolis - some posted online

Genealogy Pinterest Pages

  1. Genealogy for Allen County, Indiana from Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
  2. Genealogy Search
  3. Allen County, Indiana Genealogy Search
  4. Fort Wayne, Indiana Search
  5. Indiana Genealogy Search
  6. Ancestry.com
  7. FamilySearch
  8. FGS 2013 - Federal of Genealogical Society August 21-24, 2013 Fort Wayne
  9. Genealogy Blogs
  10. US National Archives
  11. Visit Fort Wayne
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Page updated: October 10, 2022