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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Allen_County,_Kentucky|Allen County]]''  
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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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== Quick Dates ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
Allen County's civil records start the following years:
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
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== 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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| Cedar Springs  
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Kentucky Holland]
 
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| West Fork
 
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
 
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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*[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;  
 
*[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;  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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.  
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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.  
 
*[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.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/allen.htm Interment.net-Allen County Kentucky]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/allen.htm Interment.net-Allen County Kentucky]&nbsp;  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]
  
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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.  
 
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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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[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 [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH27,1550 Family History Archives].
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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)}}.
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links<br>
*KY[[[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html| Newspaper Index]]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
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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  =====
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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.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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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://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Web Sites ==
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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)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Allen/ Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Allen/ Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
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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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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

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

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.