CLERK OF THE ALLEN CIRCUIT AND SUPERIOR COURTS, INDIANA webpage states: The Clerk of the Circuit and Superior Courts is a county elected official who serves as an officer of the court and the manager of court information. The Clerk administers the official court records for all trial court cases with jurisdiction in Allen County, prepares the permanent historical records for the courts, processes and issues various documents for court cases, and is responsible for more than $90 million in financial transactions annually.
1816, December 11 - President James Madison signed an act of Congress admitting Indiana to the Union as the 19th state of the United States. Indiana was the second state, after Ohio, to be created out of what was the Northwest Territory.
1824, April 1 - Allen County, Indiana was officially founded! Allen County is named for Colonel John Allen, a politician and army officer who was killed in the War of 1812.
1882 - The Vital Records page at IN.govstates: The State of Indiana did not require births or deaths to be recorded until 1882, and they were not recorded by the state until 1907. For birth and death records between 1882 and 1906, researchers should contact the County Health Office where the birth occurred.
On the trail of the dead Coroner’s office says kin get harder to find discusses the task of finding the relatives of people who die in Allen County, May 19, 2013 by Archie Ingersoll of The Journal Gazette newspaper.
Locations for Citizens Square (opened in July 2011 - offices were formerly in the City County Building), Courthouse, and Rousseau Centre (formerly the City County Building).
The Allen County government web site has a page for requesting Public Records.
The Fort Wayne - Allen County Department of Health established a Genealogy Service April 1, 2013. Genealogy Requests states: Allen County’s birth records begin in 1882 for persons born inside the Fort Wayne city limits, and in 1887 for persons born outside the city limits. Death records begin in 1871 for persons who died inside the city limits, and in 1907 for persons who died outside the city limits. For your convenience, many of these records can be found at the Allen County Public Library. (The library has microfiche of actual birth records from 1882 to 1920 and death records from 1871 to 1932 and this includes events that occurred both inside the city limits of Fort Wayne and within Allen County). They have both a Genealogical Birth Application and a Genealogical Death Application.
State of Indiana Vital Records
Certified copies of birth and death certificates are available from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on-line with payment using a credit card through the Vital Records Online Ordering System. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please submit the request via mail.
Allen County Dashboard INdicators health data tool compares a county's values to Indiana values and various goals established by the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana Hospital Association and the Indiana Business Research Center. New in 2012.
Genealogists Initiate a Declaration of Rights - May 12, 2014 National Genealogical Society blog advocates open access to federal, state, and local public records in response to threats the last few years over concerns about identity theft and privacy. May 7, 2014 Jordan Jones, President of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), announced the Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights at the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. This declaration is a response to the 2011 Revision of the Model State Vital Statistics Act which if passed by individual states will close access to birth records for 125 years and death records for 75 years. Read more in Keeping Vital Records Open and Accessible published May 8, 2014 on the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference blog.