A brief break from the quirky ancestor stories.....
While preparing for my Ft. Wayne trip, I checked out the ACPL databases. Their free online databases offer a wide variety of topics from family files to Indiana county databases to other state databases.
Although I didn't hit on any of my own families, I did score on one of my girlfriend's families. I may be able to take the family back another 2-3 generations.
Here are the databases the ACPL offer: