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Guide to Allen County, Kansas ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about a southeast Kansas county. For other uses, see Allen.

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Allen County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Allen County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Iola
Courthouse
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Address Allen County Courthouse
1 N. Washington
Iola, Kansas 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491

Contents

County Information

Allen County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1860 1861 1858

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
1 N Washington Street
Iola, KS 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491[[Image:]]316.365.7491

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1856,
divorce, probate and court records 1860
and naturaltization records 1871-1929.
Register of Deeds has land and military records from 1860. [2]

History

Parent County

1855--Allen County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Iola [3]

Boundary Changes

because ther are 105 counties in the state of Kansas this link is provided so you can research the original counties and those that were created from the original 36 counties.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities of Allen County

"towns|AllenCounty|Kansas" Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate):

  • lola, 5,966 (county seat)
  • Humboldt, 1,906
  • La Harpe, 665
  • Gas, 552
  • Moran, 535
  • Savonburg, 89
  • Elsmore, 68
  • Mildred, 36
  • Bassett, 22

Unincorporated places

  • Bayard
  • Carlyle
  • Cofachique (extinct town)
  • Geneva
  • Petrolia

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.



"Religion.Iola\AllenCounty\Kansas"http://www.cityofiola.com/religion.html


Court

  • www.allencounty.org/regdeeds_genealogy.html‎

 *www.archives.com/genealogy/vital-records-allen-county-ks.html‎

  • www.courtreference.com/Allen-County-Kansas-Courts.htm‎

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Allen County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


  • Wallace, Duncan L. . History of Allen and Woodson counties, Kansas : embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county. Iola, Kan.: Iola Register,1901. Digital version at:  Internet Archive
  • "Kansas"http://www.cityofiola.com/history.html

Maps

"AllenCounty|Kansas" http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/city-pdf/iola.pdf

Military

Civil War

Men from Allen County enlisted in:

 The Iola Battalion in 1861

     Ninth Regiment

         Three companies, commanded by Captains Coleman, Flesher and Killen

     Tenth Regiment

         Two companies, commanded by Captain N. B. Blanton

     Seventh Regiment

         Commanded by General J. H. Lane

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Allen and click Probate records.


Taxation

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth Records
Death Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kansas 248 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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