From the convenience of your computer, you can now take a video tour of the Genealogy Department at the new Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Even if you were not able to visit this library during last week's FGS conference, you can "take the tour" without leaving home via the internet.
The Allen County Public Library contains the largest publicly-owned genealogy collection in the world. The genealogy department contains approximately 340,000 printed volumes as well as thousands of microfilms, CD-ROM disks, and online resources.
Your hosts on this video tour are John Beatty and Amy Beatty. John is a Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library.
The video is available in two parts on YouTube.com. You can click on the icon above to watch part #1 or click on the following: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tcqDqc0SXgo
Part #2 is available at http://youtube.com/watch?v=mlYhUwu8waQ
The video works best on a broadband Internet connection, but you can also view it on dial-up connections with frequent pauses. If you use dial-up, you may prefer to use the download service at http://keepvid.com. You can download the video from this site and save it on your hard drive. You can then play the video at full speed any time you wish.