Allen County, Kentucky

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[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE ]  
 
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==== Census ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky  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
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY Newspaper Index] with links
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY Newspaper Index] with links  
*KY[[[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html| Newspaper Index]]  
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*KY[[[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html| Newspaper Index]]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY Newspapers on Microfilm]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
==== Obituaries ====
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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]  ~  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 ] ~  Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times ] ~  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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[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
 
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[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]  
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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 & 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 & Burials] ~ KY Deaths & 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 & Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records  1973 - 2000]  ~ 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries   ==
 
== Societies and Libraries   ==
  
 
[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]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 04:16, 3 January 2011

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

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Allen County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Allen County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 11, 1815
County Seat Scottsville
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse, Scottsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1815--Allen County was created 11 January 1815 from Barren and Warren Counties.
County seat: Scottsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1902--A disaster destroyed many records.

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

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Bible Records

Allen County Bible Records ~ In the USGenWeb Archives Project

Allen County Bible Records

Allen County Kentucky Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories, GEDCOM files

Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat

Kentucky Biographies-Allen County ~ a KYGenWeb Special Project

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • 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. 

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE 

Census


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

History of Allen County by B.Y. DeWitt

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Taxation

Vital Records

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Societies and Libraries 

ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).