Allen County, Indiana Poor Asylum Records, (now Byron Health Care Center), Registers for 1853-1939
Filmed in four parts by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 09 March 1989, these records are on Microfilm No. 81 of the Allen County, Indiana microtext materials of the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana and on US/CAN Film No. 1616628 in the Family History Library Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah.
This index was created by Donald A. Weber, a department volunteer and member of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana, Inc.
Note: Special attention needs to be paid when attempting to move from this index to the original records. The first actual book or part of the Allen County, Indiana Poor Asylum Records (indicated in the index by a "1:") does not have page numbers. The indexer started with the first sheet in Book/Part 1 that has names on it and designated it page 1; the next sheet with names on it was designated page 2; etc. After each sheet with names is a sheet containing additional information about the individuals previously listed. Hence, the page sequencing for Book/Part 1 is: sheet with names designated as page 1, sheet with additional information about individuals listed on designated page 1, sheet with names designated as page 2, sheet with additional information about individuals listed on designated page 2, etc.
Books/Parts 2, 3 and 4 all have stamped page numbers that were used by the indexer.
This database may be searched in the following ways:
- Fuzzy -- will search for that string of characters. Searching for Smith would find Smith, Smithson, Arrowsmith, etc.
- Exact -- will search only for that exact text. Searching for Smith will find only Smith.
- Soundex -- will search for the Soundex equivalent. Searching for Smith will find Smith, Smythe, Schmidt, etc.