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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;]] &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''  
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== County Courthouse ==
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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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| 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'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
 
'''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  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
 
 
 
==== Record Loss ====
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== 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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*Washington Twp.: Academie, Wallen  
 
*Washington Twp.: Academie, Wallen  
 
*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
 
*Wayne Twp.: Fort Wayne, Kekionga, Lewisburg, South Wayne, Waynedale<br>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.acgsi.org/maps/develop.pdf Allen County Development Map, 1823-1835]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley]]
 
*[[Whitley County, Indiana|Whitley]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Business Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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 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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*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/afamer1910.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]
 
*1910 [http://www.acgsi.org/1910popu/afamer1910.pdf Population Schedule, Af. Amer.]
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*[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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*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.  
  
==== Court ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
 
*[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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==== 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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==== 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]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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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 ====
  
==== Local 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>
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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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*[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 ====
  
Civil War  
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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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*[[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]  
 
*[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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*[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 ====
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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.acpl.lib.in.us/database/index/acpl_digital_library.html Allen County Communty Album]
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==== Public Records  ====
*[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.
 
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
*[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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===== Courthouse  =====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Archives =====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]
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===== Libraries  =====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]
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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>
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]
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===== Museums  =====
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframdeaths.php African-American Deaths, 1887-1920]
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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>
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/death/ Allen Co. Deaths (1909-1937)(sel.)] (with record images)
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===== Societies  =====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/grabill/ Grabill Vital Records (1916-1937)]
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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>
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/infirmary/ Infirmary deaths (1937-1948)]
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/vital/influenz.php Influenza Deaths (1918-1920)]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/monroeville/ Monroeville Vital Records (1906-1937)]
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==== School Records ====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/newhaven/ New Haven Vital Records (1907-1937)]
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==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org/woodburn/ Woodburn Vital Records (1907-1937) ]<br>
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==== Vital Records ====
  
*[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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*'''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)]
  
*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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===== Birth Records  =====
  
*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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*'''1877-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframbirths.php African-American Births, 1877-1920]&nbsp;
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
==== Libraries<br> ====
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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>
  
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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*'''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>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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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;
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''1824-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/doc_aframmarriages.php African-American Marriage Records, 1824-1920]
*[[Fort Wayne Indiana Family History Center]]
 
  
==== Museums<br> ====
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===== Death Records  =====
  
*[http://www.myblackinfo.com/african_americanfw.htm African/African-American Historical Museum]<br>
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*'''1870s-1920s&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_deaths.php Allen County Death Index, 1870s-1920s]<br>  
*[http://www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com/ Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum]<br>
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*'''1882-1920 Indiana Death Index'''
*[http://www.fwhistorycenter.com/ The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society]<br>
 
  
==== Societies<br> ====
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]<br>  
  
*[http://www.acgsi.org Allen County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*'''1887-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.genealogycenter.info/results_aframdeaths.php African-American Deaths, 1887-1920]  
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-County-Genealogical-Society-of-Indiana-Inc/147872869876 Allen County Genealogical Society on Facebook]<br>
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*'''1909-1937&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/death/ Allen Co. Deaths (1909-1937)(sel.)] (with record images)
*[http://www.besanconhistory.org Besancon Historical Society]<br>
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*'''1918-1920&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/vital/influenz.php Influenza Deaths (1918-1920)]  
*[http://www.765.org/ Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society]<br>
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*'''1937-1948&nbsp;'''[http://www.acgsi.org/infirmary/ Infirmary deaths (1937-1948)]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~infpchs/ Four Presidents Corners Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/ Huntertown Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmpwcd/ Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR]<br>
 
*[http://www.settlersinc.org Settlers, Inc.]<br>
 
  
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==== Voter Registration  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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>
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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>  
 
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Allen County, Indiana
Map
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



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 Genealogy 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

FamilySearch

Voter Registration

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.