Allen County, Indiana

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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>715 S Calhoun Street #200<br>Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br>Phone. 219.449.7424 <br>[http://www.allencounty.us/ '''Allen County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>715 S Calhoun Street #200<br>Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br>Phone. 219.449.7424 <br>[http://www.allencounty.us/ '''Allen County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records records from 1824, divorce, probate and court records from 1823.<br>County Recorder has land records.<br>County Board of Health has birth, death and burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Populated Places ====
 
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'''1823-- '''Allen County was created 17&nbsp;December 1823&nbsp;from unorganized territory and [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Fort Wayne <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;"> </span>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>  
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*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
 
*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
 
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
*[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams]]  
 
*[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams]]  
 
*[[De Kalb County, Alabama|De Kalb]]  
 
*[[De Kalb County, Alabama|De Kalb]]  
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]  
 
*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]  
 
*[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley]]
 
*[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley]]
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Resources ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
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==== Biographies ====
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==== Business Records ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/cemeteries/cemlist.asp 190 Cemetery Names with links to a brief history, interments, and tombstone photographs]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/cemeteries/cemlist.asp 190 Cemetery Names with links to a brief history, interments, and tombstone photographs]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/cem/ Allen County cemetery book index]<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/cem/ Allen County cemetery book index]<br>  
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/prairiegrove/ Prairie Grove Cemetery plat maps]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/prairiegrove/ Prairie Grove Cemetery plat maps]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_riverview.php Riverview Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_riverview.php Riverview Cemetery]
 
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==== Census Records ====
==== Census<br>  ====
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*1840 [http://www.acgsi.org/1840popu/afamer1840.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
 
*1840 [http://www.acgsi.org/1840popu/afamer1840.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
 
*1850 [http://www.acgsi.org/1850agri/ Agricultural Schedule]  
 
*1850 [http://www.acgsi.org/1850agri/ Agricultural Schedule]  
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
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==== Church Records ====
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_churchburials.php Allen County Church Burial Records]. Years of coverage vary by church.  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_churchburials.php Allen County Church Burial Records]. Years of coverage vary by church.  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/cathrec.php Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception records, 1831-1908] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/cathrec.php Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception records, 1831-1908] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>  
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*Fort Wayne
 
*Fort Wayne
  
==== City Directories  ====
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==== Court Records ====
 
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_naturalizations.php Applications for Naturalization, 1844-1906]. Information includes name, date of application, native country. Later ones also include age, port of embarkation, and date and place of arrival.
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==== Directories ====
 
Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_77/city_directories_ft_wayne Fort Wayne City Directories] 1902-1923 and miscellaneous years dating back to 1861 available online.  
 
Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_77/city_directories_ft_wayne Fort Wayne City Directories] 1902-1923 and miscellaneous years dating back to 1861 available online.  
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
 
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_naturalizations.php Applications for Naturalization, 1844-1906]. Information includes name, date of application, native country. Later ones also include age, port of embarkation, and date and place of arrival.
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==== Ethnic  ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1887-1920]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1887-1920]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]  
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/elzey.php Elzey-Dickey-Haggard] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/elzey.php Elzey-Dickey-Haggard] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mccomb.php McComb and Sons Funeral Home Records, 1926-1950]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mccomb.php McComb and Sons Funeral Home Records, 1926-1950]
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Historical Photos ====
  
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*[http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/database/index/acpl_digital_library.html Allen County Communty Album]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=214137&id=147872869876 Who Am I - Can You Identify People, Events, or Locations] or donate digital copies of photos for future possible identification.
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==== Histories ====
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===== Local Histories =====
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/churchlist.asp Church histories of 185 churches prior to 1920]<br>
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/churchlist.asp Church histories of 185 churches prior to 1920]<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
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==== Maps ====
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County development, 1823-1835]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County development, 1823-1835]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_1860maps.php Allen County, 1860]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_1860maps.php Allen County, 1860]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_fwsuburban.php Suburban and Rural Additions, 1960]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_fwsuburban.php Suburban and Rural Additions, 1960]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/twpdiagr.pdf Township Layout]
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/twpdiagr.pdf Township Layout]
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==== Military Records ====
  
==== Military  ====
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===== ''Civil War'' =====
 
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Civil War service men from Allen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Allen County.  
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<br>Civil War service men from Allen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Allen County.  
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company D  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company D  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_soldiers.php Allen County Area Servicemen &amp; Servicewomen, 20th Century]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_soldiers.php Allen County Area Servicemen &amp; Servicewomen, 20th Century]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
  
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==== Obituaries ====
 
*[http://genealogycenter.info/search_obits1900.php Obituary Index, 1841-September 2010] Web site shows name, date of obituary and name of newspaper and page for the Fort Wayne and Allen County areas. There are more than 542,000 records in the database.
 
*[http://genealogycenter.info/search_obits1900.php Obituary Index, 1841-September 2010] Web site shows name, date of obituary and name of newspaper and page for the Fort Wayne and Allen County areas. There are more than 542,000 records in the database.
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==== Probate Records ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_guardianships.php Guardianship Records, 1829-1905]. Index gives the name of the ward and usually the name of the guardian, date of appointment, heir of, and volume/page of the original record.
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Photos - Historical  ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
*[http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/database/index/acpl_digital_library.html Allen County Communty Album]
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===== Courthouse =====
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=214137&id=147872869876 Who Am I - Can You Identify People, Events, or Locations] or donate digital copies of photos for future possible identification.
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records records from 1824, divorce, probate and court records from 1823.<br>County Recorder has land records.<br>County Board of Health has birth, death and burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives =====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_guardianships.php Guardianship Records, 1829-1905]. Index gives the name of the ward and usually the name of the guardian, date of appointment, heir of, and volume/page of the original record.
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===== Libraries =====
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The [[Allen County Public Library]] houses one of the largest genealogical record collections in the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;They can be&nbsp;visited&nbsp;at: [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us www.acpl.lib.in.us]. Phone: 260-421-1252<br>
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===== Museums =====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com/ Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/ The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society]<br>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Societies =====
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*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876 Allen County Genealogical Society on Facebook]<br>
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*[http://www.besanconhistory.org Besancon Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.765.org/ Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~infpchs/ Four Presidents Corners Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/ Huntertown Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>
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*[http://www.settlersinc.org Settlers, Inc.]<br>
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
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==== School Records ====
  
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==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records ====
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]  
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
The [[Allen County Public Library]] houses one of the largest genealogical record collections in the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;They can be&nbsp;visited&nbsp;at: [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us www.acpl.lib.in.us]. Phone: 260-421-1252<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com/ Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/ The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876 Allen County Genealogical Society on Facebook]<br>
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*[http://www.besanconhistory.org Besancon Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.765.org/ Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~infpchs/ Four Presidents Corners Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/ Huntertown Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>
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*[http://www.settlersinc.org Settlers, Inc.]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/index.asp Allen INGenWeb Project] is part of the USGenWeb Project containing links to various county resources, Biographies, Cemetery information including names, map location, and tombstone photographs, Church names and locations, Historical Photos, Obituary information, Look Up requests, Queries, and more.<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/index.asp Allen INGenWeb Project] is part of the USGenWeb Project containing links to various county resources, Biographies, Cemetery information including names, map location, and tombstone photographs, Church names and locations, Historical Photos, Obituary information, Look Up requests, Queries, and more.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Allen/ Allen County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Allen/ Allen County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.indianagenealogy.net/Allen-County-Genealogy.htm Allen County Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy)
 
*[http://www.indianagenealogy.net/Allen-County-Genealogy.htm Allen County Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy)
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Allen County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1823
County Seat Fort Wayne
Courthouse
Address Allen County Courthouse
715 S Calhoun Street #200
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone. 219.449.7424
Allen County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

  • 92 Towns Past and Present
  • Aboite Twp.: Dunfee
  • Adams Twp.: Adams Station, New Haven
  • Cedar Creek Twp.: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana
  • Eel River Twp.: Potter Station
  • Jackson Twp.: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley
  • Jefferson Twp.: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu
  • Lafayette Twp.: Aboite, Aboite Station, Nine Mile, Zanesville
  • Lake Twp.: Arcola, Hadley
  • Madison Twp.: Boston Corner, Centreville, Hoagland, Massilon
  • Marion Twp.: Hessen Cassel, Middletown, Poe, Williamsport
  • Maumee Twp.: Bluecast, Edwardsville, Woodburn
  • Milan Twp.: Fairport, Gar Creek, Milan Center
  • Monroe Twp.: Dixon (OH), East Liberty, Monroeville
  • Perry Twp.: Carrolls, Huntertown, Hunterville, Royville
  • Pleasant Twp.: Sheldon, Yoder
  • St. Joseph Twp.
  • Scipio Twp.
  • Springfield Twp.: Cuba, Halls Corners, Harlan, Maysville
  • Washington Twp.: Academie, Wallen
  • Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Allen County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Wayne

Court Records

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Fort Wayne City Directories 1902-1923 and miscellaneous years dating back to 1861 available online.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Historical Photos

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Allen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Allen County.


World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Obituary Index, 1841-September 2010 Web site shows name, date of obituary and name of newspaper and page for the Fort Wayne and Allen County areas. There are more than 542,000 records in the database.

Probate Records

  • Guardianship Records, 1829-1905. Index gives the name of the ward and usually the name of the guardian, date of appointment, heir of, and volume/page of the original record.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records records from 1824, divorce, probate and court records from 1823.
County Recorder has land records.
County Board of Health has birth, death and burial records.[1]

Archives
Libraries

The Allen County Public Library houses one of the largest genealogical record collections in the world.  They can be visited at: www.acpl.lib.in.us. Phone: 260-421-1252

Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.