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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Allen_County,_Kentucky|Allen County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Allen_County,_Kentucky|Allen County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Allen County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Allen County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Allen_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1815
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| founded date = January 11
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| seat wl = Scottsville
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}}
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== Allen County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1815
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYAllencourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYAllencourthouse}}]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.allencountykentucky.com/ Allen County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 336<br>Scottsville, KY 42164<br>Phone: 270.237.3706<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Allen County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1902--'''A disaster destroyed many records.  
 
'''1902--'''A disaster destroyed many records.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adolphus  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphus,_Kentucky Adolphus]
 
| Fleet  
 
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| Mount Aerial  
 
| Mount Aerial  
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| Forest Springs  
 
| Forest Springs  
 
| Mount Zion  
 
| Mount Zion  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195201&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Allen%2C+Scottsville&columns=*,0,0 Scottsville]
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| Cedar Springs  
 
| Cedar Springs  
| Holland  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Kentucky Holland]
 
| Pope  
 
| Pope  
 
| West Fork
 
| West Fork
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
 
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kyallen.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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==== African Americans  ====
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The Kentucky African American Griots Project]&nbsp;~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Hangings in Kentucky, 1792 - 1900]&nbsp;~ Sandi Gorin's Research Tips
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/Bibles/bible_records.htm Allen County Bible Records]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg1.html#Allen Allen County Bible Records]&nbsp;~ In the USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/Bibles/bible_records.htm Allen County Bible Records]
  
 
[http://www.kentuckygenealogy.org/allen_county_kentucky_bible.htm Allen County Kentucky Bible Records]  
 
[http://www.kentuckygenealogy.org/allen_county_kentucky_bible.htm Allen County Kentucky Bible Records]  
  
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories/Trees,&nbsp;GEDCOM files&nbsp; etc.&nbsp; ====
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==== Biographies  ====
  
[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AAllen+County+%28Ky.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat]  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AAllen+County+%28Ky.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat]  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/allen.html Kentucky Biographies-Allen County] ~ a KYGenWeb Special Project
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/allen.html Kentucky Biographies-Allen County]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=990 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Allen County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Allen Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=990 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Allen County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Allen Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Allen Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448343|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Allen County.}}&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=448343&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Allen++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Allen County.]&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3667&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Allen County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3667&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Allen County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/allen_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy-Allen County, Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/allen_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy-Allen County, Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/allen.htm Interment.net-Allen County Kentucky]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/allen.htm Interment.net-Allen County Kentucky]&nbsp;  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]  
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1820= 5327
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| 1830= 6485
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| 1840= 7329
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| 1850= 8742
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| 1860= 9187
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| 1870= 10296
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| 1880= 12089
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| 1890= 13692
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| 1900= 14657
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| 1910= 14882
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| 1920= 16761
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| 1930= 15180
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| 1940= 15496
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| 1950= 13787
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| 1960= 12269
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| 1970= 12598
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| 1980= 14128
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| 1990= 14628
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| 2000= 17800
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| estimate= 18788
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| estyear= 2006
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21003.txt
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}}
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Allen County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Lexington]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/courtrecords.htm Allen County, KY Courthouse Records]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/courtrecords.htm Allen County, KY Courthouse Records]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases]&nbsp;~ A KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research and Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|79505}}
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*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ Kentucky Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/HistoryofAllenCounty.htm History of Allen County by B.Y. DeWitt]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/HistoryofAllenCounty.htm History of Allen County by B.Y. DeWitt]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb Compiled List of Maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the County to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources Records from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soliders from Kentucky]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in World War I from KY]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links<br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
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==== Probate Records ====
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===== Indexes  =====
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*'''1798-1920''' - [http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]. Abstracts arranged by time period and testator's surname.
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===== Online Wills  =====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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*'''1824-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to E and 1 to 4 (1824-1977)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Allen County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517011}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Allen County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517022}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Allen County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517021}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Allen County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517023}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted =====
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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/marriage_records.htm Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/marriage_records.htm Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889]  
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.allencountykentucky.com/ Allen County Kentucky Web&nbsp;Site]&nbsp;(Contact information for county officials)  
 
*[http://www.allencountykentucky.com/ Allen County Kentucky Web&nbsp;Site]&nbsp;(Contact information for county officials)  
 
*[http://www.allencoky.com/ KYGenWeb-Allen County Site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://www.allencoky.com/ KYGenWeb-Allen County Site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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Revision as of 17:47, 27 March 2013

This article is about a south Kentucky county. For other uses, see Allen.

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Guide to Allen County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Allen County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 11, 1815
County Seat Scottsville
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Contents

Allen County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Allen County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1815 1852 1820 1816 1815
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Allen County Courthouse, Scottsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Allen County Courthouse
PO Box 336
Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone: 270.237.3706[1]

Allen County Kentucky History

Parent County

1815--Allen County was created 11 January 1815 from Barren and Warren Counties.
County seat: Scottsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1902--A disaster destroyed many records.

Allen County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adolphus Fleet Mount Aerial Rodemer
Allen Springs Forest Springs Mount Zion Scottsville
Alonzo Gainesville New Roe Settle
Amos Halfway Oak Forest Trammel
Butlersville Halifax Petroleum Walnut Hill
Cedar Springs Holland Pope West Fork
Chapel Hill Maynard Port Oliver Ford Yesse
Clare McElroy Ford Raley Ford
Eubanks Ford Meador Red Hill

Neighboring Counties

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Bible Records

Allen County Kentucky Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18205,327
18306,48521.7%
18407,32913.0%
18508,74219.3%
18609,1875.1%
187010,29612.1%
188012,08917.4%
189013,69213.3%
190014,6577.0%
191014,8821.5%
192016,76112.6%
193015,180−9.4%
194015,4962.1%
195013,787−11.0%
196012,269−11.0%
197012,5982.7%
198014,12812.1%
199014,6283.5%
200017,80021.7%
Est. 200618,7885.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21003.txt


1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Allen County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Holder] Reneau, Martha Powell. The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. FHL Book 929.273 H711rm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online
  • [Long] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Indexes
Online Wills

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Allen County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch M517011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Allen County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517022 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Allen County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517021 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878 - Allen County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M517023 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.