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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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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1823
County Seat Fort Wayne
Address Allen County Courthouse
715 S Calhoun Street #200
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone. 219.449.7424
Allen County Website
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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


Bible Records


Business Records


Census Records

For tips on accessing Allen County, Indiana Genealogy 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.


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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Wayne

Court Records

Directories ($) 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



Historical Photos


Local Histories

Land and Property


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



  • 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.

Public Records



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.[2]


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

Family History Centers

School Records


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 Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Allen County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records


Voter Registration

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at
  2. 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.


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