Allen County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1823-- Allen County was created 17 December 1823 from unorganized territory and Randolph County.
County seat: Fort Wayne [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • 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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Wayne

Court

Ethnic

Funeral Homes

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Obituary Index, 1841-April 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 536,000 records in the database

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

Museums

African/African-American Historical Museum

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

The History Center/Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

Societies

Allen County Genealogical Society

Besancon Historical Society

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Four Presidents Corners Historical Society

Huntertown Historical Society

Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR

Settlers, Inc.


Web Sites

References

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