Allen County, Indiana Resources

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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260.421.1225
Fax: 260.421.1386
Their Allen County, Indiana Resources page include indexes to records for various time periods such as cemetery, death, government, history, marriage, military, obituaries, schools, and so much more. Many local, regional, and national records are available on microfilm.

Allen County Public Records Policy and Public Records Request Form

City of Fort Wayne web site, Facebook and Blog

Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health and Vital Records
City County Building
1 East Main Street, 5th Floor
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 260.449.7147Fax: 260.449.3015 • Email:
Records of vital events in Allen County include records of birth, death, and affiidavits of paternity, collected from hospitals, funeral directors and the courts.
History of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health interesting facts from the 1830's to 1970's"
The 1918 Spanish Flu: Hoosiers Were Not Spared 2009 discussion of some historical recollections and state laws enacted

Allen County Recorder's Office
City County Building
1 East Main Street
Room 100
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Phone: 260.449.7165 Fax: 260.449.3261
The recorder maintains and preserves all legal documents affecting title to real property. These documents detail transactions involving real estate, mining, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, personal bonds, etc. Sometimes have "miscellaneous" record where a wide variety of documents might have been brought in to be recorded so that an official copy existed if the original was lost.

Where Do I Find A Copy of A Will? From the Allen County Recorder's Office August 15, 2012 Facebook page: "The office of the County Clerk of the Courts in the county in which the person died. The Recorder's Office does hold what is sometimes referred to as a "will substitute" called a transfer on death deed. These are recorded prior to a property owner's death, assigning (upon their death) ownership of a piece of property to another person or entity." Birth and Death records are found at the Allen County Department of Health and Vital Records.

Some Online Vital Records Sources Vital Records

Cyndi's List of Indiana Resources

Death Records: A Check List of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Acquire - GenealogyBlog by William Dollarhide April 6, 2012

Indiana Court Records on FamilySearch Databases - some require subscriptions

Indiana Divorce Records on FamilySearch

Indiana Probate Records on FamilySearch

Indiana Vital Records - Information on FamilySearch Wiki

Indiana Vital Records - Where to Write For - CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana Vital Records Birth and Death Certificates

Indiana Vital Records Indexes - by GeneSearch

Indiana Vital Records on FamilySearch

National Archives - Resources for Genealogists

People Searching - by GeneSearch


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