The Genealogy Center at Allen County Indiana Public Library – one of the country’s premier genealogy libraries – wants genealogists to share their research with them.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, library has a great website offering many kinds of resources and assistance with genealogy research.
Their collecting policy for family histories states:
[An] immediate way to support the work of The Genealogy Center is to share your research. We welcome your contributions of papers, books, and disks of data. In print or in digital formats, your work will not only benefit great numbers of researchers, it will also be preserved for generations to come on our shelves and webpages. Whether it’s research articles, images of military veterans in your family history, completed books, indices to record groups large and small, or copies of the family record pages in your family Bible, all will find a good home in The Genealogy Center. Contributions can be mailed or sent electronically directly to The Genealogy Center.
If you do contribute your research, I think it would also be a wonderful gesture to make a monetary donation at the same time. We all know how hard pressed libraries of every kind are these days and what The Genealogy Center is doing by collecting our work is a wonderful, wonderful thing. Click here to make an online monetary gift to the Allen County Public Library Foundation via their secure website. Be sure to specific your gift for the Genealogy Endowment Fund.
I’ve donated printed copies of my family tree to libraries with genealogy areas in the 3 major cities where my ancestors lived. The more places you can have exposure to the information, and hopefully preservation, the better.