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:''This article is about a northeast Indiana county. For other uses, see [[Allen]]''.
 
:''This article is about a northeast Indiana county. For other uses, see [[Allen]]''.
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Allen County'' {{Adoption Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana}}<br>
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Allen_County,_Indiana|Allen County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Allen County Indiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.allencounty.us/ Allen County Courthouse]<br>715 S Calhoun Street #200<br>Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br>Phone. 219.449.7424 <br>
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{{INDC}}
  
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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Allen County
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| state = Indiana
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| state_map = Indiana.png
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| founded year = 1823
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat = Fort Wayne
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| building image =
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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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| adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society
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}}  
  
== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>&nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1824</center>&nbsp;
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try... [[Allen County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Allen County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Allen County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]&nbsp;
  
'''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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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed December 17, 1823&nbsp;from Delaware New Purchase and unorganized territory.<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Allen _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).</ref><br>  
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*'''County Seat: ''' Fort Wayne <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble County]] (northwest){{·}}[[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County]] (northeast){{·}}[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance County]] (northeast){{·}}[[Paulding County, Ohio|Pauling County]] (east){{·}}[[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert County]] (southeast){{·}}[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams County]] (southeast){{·}}[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells County]] (southwest) {{·}}[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington County]] (southwest){{·}}[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley County]] (west) <br>
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[[Image:Inallen.jpg|600px|Inallen.jpg]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>
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==== Biographies ====
*Aboite Twp.: Dunfee
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*Adams Twp.: Adams Station, New Haven
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*Cedar Creek Twp.: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana
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*Eel River Twp.: Potter Station<br>
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*Jackson Twp.: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley
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*Jefferson Twp.: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu
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*Lafayette Twp.: Aboite, Aboite Station, Nine Mile, Zanesville
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*Lake Twp.: Arcola, Hadley
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*Madison Twp.: Boston Corner, Centreville, Hoagland, Massilon
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*Marion Twp.: Hessen Cassel, Middletown, Poe, Williamsport
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*Maumee Twp.: Bluecast, Edwardsville, Woodburn
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*Milan Twp.: Fairport, Gar Creek, Milan Center
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*Monroe Twp.: Dixon (OH), East Liberty, Monroeville
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*Perry Twp.: Carrolls, Huntertown, Hunterville, Royville
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*Pleasant Twp.: Sheldon, Yoder
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*St. Joseph Twp.
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*Scipio Twp.
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*Springfield Twp.: Cuba, Halls Corners, Harlan, Maysville
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*Washington Twp.: Academie, Wallen
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*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams]]
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*[[De Kalb County, Alabama|De Kalb]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance County, Ohio]]
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*[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington]]
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*[[Noble County, Indiana|Noble]]
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*[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding County, Ohio]]
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*[[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert County, Ohio]]
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
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*[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31167 St. Paul's Cemetery, Fort Wayne] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31167 St. Paul's Cemetery, Fort Wayne] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/lindenwood/ Lindenwood Cemetery burial register, 1896-1918]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/lindenwood/ Lindenwood Cemetery burial register, 1896-1918]  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_linden.php Lindenwood Cemetery burials, 1860-2010]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_linden.php Lindenwood Cemetery burials, 1860-2010]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/cemplat/ Lindenwood Cemetery plat maps]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/cemplat/ Lindenwood Cemetery plat maps]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29251 Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne] BillionGraves. Headstone photos, some more recent burials since 2005 will show here as the cemetery is photographed.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=29251 Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne] BillionGraves. Headstone photos, some more recent burials since 2005 will show here as the cemetery is photographed.  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_riverview.php Riverview Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_riverview.php Riverview Cemetery]
  
==== Census<br> ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
*1840 [http://www.acgsi.org/1840popu/afamer1840.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
 
*1840 [http://www.acgsi.org/1840popu/afamer1840.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
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*1880 [http://www.acgsi.org/1880popu/afamer1880.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
 
*1880 [http://www.acgsi.org/1880popu/afamer1880.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
 
*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/ Population Schedule]  
 
*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/ Population Schedule]  
*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/afamer1910.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]
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*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/afamer1910.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]  
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*1940 [http://www.acgsi.org/census40/ Population Schedule]<br>
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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'''General'''
  
 
*[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.  
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/churchlist.asp Histories of 185 Churches prior to 1920]<br>
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===== Catholic  =====
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*[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>  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/churchlist.asp Histories of 185 Churches prior to 1920]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/stpeters.php St. Peters Catholic Church baptisms, 1872-1929] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>
*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/stpeters.php St. Peters Catholic Church baptisms, 1872-1929] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>  
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===== Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)<br>  =====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~barrone/wcc.htm West Creighton Ave. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) membership record index, 1896-1998]<br>
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~barrone/wcc.htm West Creighton Ave. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) membership record index, 1896-1998]<br>
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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*Fort Wayne
 
*Fort Wayne
  
==== City Directories ====
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===== Presbyterian =====
  
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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:*'''1845-1876''' - First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Baptism Index 1845-1876 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C524401}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.</ref>
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:*'''1868-1873''' - First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Marriage Index 1868-1873 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M524401}}.<ref name="vr1" />
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|574214}}
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
==== Ethnic  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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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  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1887-1920]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1887-1920]  
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*[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]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
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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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{{IN History}}
  
 
*[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>
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{{IN History End}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Allen|552402}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[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.acgsi.org/maps/twpdiagr.pdf Township Layout]
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/twpdiagr.pdf Township Layout]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
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===== ''Civil War''  =====
  
<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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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.  
  
 
*[[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_pensioners.php Allen County Pensioners, Oct. 1883]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_pensioners.php Allen County Pensioners, Oct. 1883]  
 
*[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]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{IN Newspapers|Monroe}} {{IN Newspapers End}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[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.
  
==== Photos - Historical ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
*[http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/database/index/acpl_digital_library.html Allen County Communty Album]
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{{IN Probate Intro|Allen}}
*[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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==== Probate  ====
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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.
 
*[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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]
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===== School Records<br>Voter Registration  =====
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframdeaths.php African-American Deaths, 1887-1920]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/death/ Allen Co. Deaths (1909-1937)(sel.)] (with record images)
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/grabill/ Grabill Vital Records (1916-1937)]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/infirmary/ Infirmary deaths (1937-1948)]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/vital/influenz.php Influenza Deaths (1918-1920)]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/monroeville/ Monroeville Vital Records (1906-1937)]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/newhaven/ New Haven Vital Records (1907-1937)]
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/woodburn/ Woodburn Vital Records (1907-1937) ]<br>
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>  
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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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]
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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==== Libraries<br> ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
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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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>  
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Archives =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
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==== Museums<br> ====
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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  =====
  
 
*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>  
 
*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>  
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*[http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/ The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/ The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society]<br>
  
==== Societies<br> ====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>  
 
*[http://www.settlersinc.org Settlers, Inc.]<br>
 
*[http://www.settlersinc.org Settlers, Inc.]<br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center|Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [[http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory]].
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|Allen|569245}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
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*'''1906-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/monroeville/ Monroeville Vital Records (1906-1937)]
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*'''1907-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/newhaven/ New Haven Vital Records (1907-1937)]
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*'''1907-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/woodburn/ Woodburn Vital Records (1907-1937) ]<br>
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*'''1916-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/grabill/ Grabill Vital Records (1916-1937)]
  
 
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1877-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]&nbsp;
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1780-1992&nbsp;'''Indiana Marriages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1802-1892&nbsp;'''Indiana Marriages[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.com]$ <br>
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*'''1811-1959&nbsp;'''Indiana Marriages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>&nbsp;
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*'''1824-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1870s-1920s&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]<br>
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*'''1882-1920 Indiana Death Index'''
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>
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*'''1887-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframdeaths.php African-American Deaths, 1887-1920]
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*'''1909-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/death/ Allen Co. Deaths (1909-1937)(sel.)] (with record images)
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*'''1918-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/vital/influenz.php Influenza Deaths (1918-1920)]
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*'''1937-1948&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/infirmary/ Infirmary deaths (1937-1948)]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Allen|476767}}
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
 
*[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)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Allen/ Allen County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.indianagenealogy.net/Allen-County-Genealogy.htm Allen County Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy)
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=== Places  ===
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>
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*Aboite Twp.: Dunfee
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*Adams Twp.: Adams Station, New Haven
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*Cedar Creek Twp.: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana
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*Eel River Twp.: Potter Station<br>
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*Jackson Twp.: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley
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*Jefferson Twp.: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu
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*Lafayette Twp.: Aboite, Aboite Station, Nine Mile, Zanesville
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*Lake Twp.: Arcola, Hadley
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*Madison Twp.: Boston Corner, Centreville, Hoagland, Massilon
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*Marion Twp.: Hessen Cassel, Middletown, Poe, Williamsport
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*Maumee Twp.: Bluecast, Edwardsville, Woodburn
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*Milan Twp.: Fairport, Gar Creek, Milan Center
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*Monroe Twp.: Dixon (OH), East Liberty, Monroeville
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*Perry Twp.: Carrolls, Huntertown, Hunterville, Royville
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*Pleasant Twp.: Sheldon, Yoder
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*St. Joseph Twp.
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*Scipio Twp.
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*Springfield Twp.: Cuba, Halls Corners, Harlan, Maysville
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*Washington Twp.: Academie, Wallen
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*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 02:14, 25 August 2013

This article is about a northeast Indiana county. For other uses, see Allen.

United States  Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Allen County

Guide to Allen County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Allen County, Indiana
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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
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
 
Marriage
 
Death
 
Land
 
Probate
1882*
 
1824*
 
1870*
 
1824
 
1825
*For earlier dates, 

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries 

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Boundary Changes

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

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

General

Catholic
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Wayne
Presbyterian

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Indiana Church Records in online catalogs like:

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

Local histories are available for Allen County, Indiana. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

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

Allen County, Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings. The Indiana Division of the Indiana State Library has the state’s largest newspaper collection. Their newspaper microfilms are available through inter-library loan. For a county-by-county inventory of their 16,500 reels of Indiana newspaper microfilms, see their Indiana Collection.

Other places to access newspapers are Newspaper Archive ($)(may be free at your local library), public librariescollege or university libraries, the Library of Congress, or Google News.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana 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

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

  • 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.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Indiana Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

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.[5]

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

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Allen County, Indiana is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [Family History Center directory].

Public Records


Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Indiana Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Allen County, Indiana County Clerk with divorce records located with the Allen County, Indiana Clerk of Courts.



Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

FamilySearch

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Indiana Vital Records in online catalogs like:



Web Sites

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

References

  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Allen _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.
  5. 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.