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:''This article is about a northeast Indiana county. For other uses, see [[Allen]]''.
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; 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'' {{Adoption Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana}}<br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[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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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  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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 style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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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 style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/towns.asp#towns 92 Towns Past and Present]<br>  
 
*Aboite Twp.: Dunfee  
 
*Aboite Twp.: Dunfee  
 
*Adams Twp.: Adams Station, New Haven  
 
*Adams Twp.: Adams Station, New Haven  
 
*Cedar Creek Twp.: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana  
 
*Cedar Creek Twp.: Cedarville, Grabill, Hamilton, Hursh, Leo, Urbana  
*Eel River Twp.: Potter Station<br>
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*Eel River Twp.: Potter Station<br>  
 
*Jackson Twp.: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley  
 
*Jackson Twp.: Baldwin, Edgerton, Townley  
 
*Jefferson Twp.: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu  
 
*Jefferson Twp.: Besancon, Maples, Tillman, Zulu  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_ftwaynecatholic.php Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery through 1993]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_ftwaynecatholic.php Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery through 1993]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_ioofcemetery.php IOOF Cemetery], New Haven  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_ioofcemetery.php IOOF Cemetery], New Haven  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31167 St. Paul's Cemetery, Fort Wayne] BillionGraves
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*[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, 1860-2005]  
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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.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160114 Parker Cemetery, St. Joseph]
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_prairiegrove.php Prairie Grove Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_prairiegrove.php Prairie Grove Cemetery]  
 
*[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]
  
==== Census<br> ====
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==== Census<br> ====
  
 
*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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*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.]
 
*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/afamer1910.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
*[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>
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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/genweb/churchlist.asp Histories of 185 Churches prior to 1920]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/churchlist.asp Histories of 185 Churches prior to 1920]  
*[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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*[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://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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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/funeral/ Allen County Funeral Card Collection]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/funeral/ Allen County Funeral Card Collection]<br>  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/eharper.php E. Harper &amp; Sons] ([http://www.acgsi.org/membersh.php ACGSI membership] required)<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/members/eharper.php E. Harper &amp; Sons] ([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>
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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.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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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_1860maps.php Allen County, 1860]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_1860maps.php Allen County, 1860]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/1880plat.php Allen County, 1880]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/1880plat.php Allen County, 1880]  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/cemeteries/cemeteries.asp Cemetery locations of 190 cemeteries on Google map]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/genweb/cemeteries/cemeteries.asp Cemetery locations of 190 cemeteries on Google map]<br>  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_1857panorama.php Fort Wayne, panorama, 1857]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_1857panorama.php Fort Wayne, panorama, 1857]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_1929fortwayne.php Fort Wayne Central Business District, 1929]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_1929fortwayne.php Fort Wayne Central Business District, 1929]  
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D<br>
 
*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D<br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_cwexempt.php Persons Exempt from Military Service, Sept. 1862]  
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_cwexempt.php Persons Exempt from Military Service, Sept. 1862]  
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/monroeville/ Monroeville Vital Records (1906-1937)]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/monroeville/ Monroeville Vital Records (1906-1937)]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/newhaven/ New Haven Vital Records (1907-1937)]  
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/newhaven/ New Haven Vital Records (1907-1937)]  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/woodburn/ Woodburn Vital Records (1907-1937) ]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/woodburn/ Woodburn Vital Records (1907-1937) ]<br>  
*[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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*[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>  
*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, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>  
*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 Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>  
*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 Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>  
 
*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]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Libraries<br> ====
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==== Libraries<br> ====
  
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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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>  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
  
==== Museums<br> ====
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*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>  
*[http://www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com/ Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum]<br>
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*[http://www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com/ Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum]<br>  
 
*[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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*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>  
*[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.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876 Allen County Genealogical Society on Facebook]<br>  
*[http://www.besanconhistory.org Besancon Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.besanconhistory.org Besancon Historical Society]<br>  
*[http://www.765.org/ Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.765.org/ Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society]<br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~infpchs/ Four Presidents Corners Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~infpchs/ Four Presidents Corners Historical Society]<br>  
*[http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/ Huntertown Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/ Huntertown Historical Society]<br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>
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*[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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== Web Sites  ==
 
== 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>
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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>  
 
*{{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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County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
715 S Calhoun Street #200
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone. 219.449.7424

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]

History

Parent County

1823-- Allen County was created 17 December 1823 from unorganized territory and Randolph County.
County seat: Fort Wayne [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Wayne

City Directories

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

Court

Ethnic

Funeral Homes

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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.


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.

Photos - Historical

Probate

  • 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

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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

Family History Centers

Museums

Societies


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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).