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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County'''<br><br>{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
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<p><a href="United States">United States</a><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a href="Ohio">Ohio</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <b>Allen County</b><br />
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<span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHDC}}</span><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Infobox U.S. CofckLR| county = Allen CountyfckLR| boundary_map=OH_allen.pngfckLR| county_map =fckLR| state = OhiofckLR| state_map = OH-map.pngfckLR| latd = fckLR| longd = fckLR| building image = Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpgfckLR| building image size = 150pxfckLR| building address = Allen County Courthouse&lt;br&gt;301 N. Main St.&lt;br&gt;Lima, Ohio 45801-4456&lt;br&gt;[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']&lt;br&gt;Phone: 419.223.8513fckLR}}</span></p>
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<h3>Historical Facts</h3>
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            <td width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6"><b>Beginning dates for major county records</b></td>
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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>301 N. Main St.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801-4456<br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']<br>Phone: 419.223.8513
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a></b></center></td>
 
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">Death</a></b></center></td>
=== Historical Facts ===
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Census">Tax</a></b></center></td>
 
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records">Probate</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1867</center></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1831</center></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1867</center></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center></center></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1831</center></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1835</center></td>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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            <td width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6"><b>*For earlier dates, try...</b> <b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></b></td>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1835</center>
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    <li><b>Parent Counties</b>: Formed from <a href="Shelby County, Ohio">Shelby</a>, <a href="Logan County, Ohio">Logan</a>, and <a href="Mercer County, Ohio">Mercer</a> counties 12 February 1820.<span class="fck_mw_ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span></li>
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    <li><b>County Seat:&nbsp;</b>Lima</li>
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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    <li><b>Neighboring Counties</b>: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span><b>residents</b> may also have records in <span class="fck_mw_ref">Wikipedia contributors, &quot;Allen County, Ohio&quot; in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</span><br />
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    <a href="Auglaize County, Ohio">Auglaize</a>&nbsp;(south) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span>&nbsp;<a href="Hancock County, Ohio">Hancock</a> (northeast) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Hardin County, Ohio">Hardin</a>&nbsp;(east) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Putnam County, Ohio">Putnam</a> (north) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Van Wert County, Ohio">Van Wert</a> (west)</li>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] counties 12 February 1820.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<h4>Boundary Changes</h4>
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]&nbsp;(south) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]] (northeast) {{·}} [[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]&nbsp;(east) {{·}} [[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (north) {{·}} [[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]] (west)
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    <li><b>14 February 1848:</b> Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.</li>
 
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    <li><b>1848:</b> Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.</li>
==== Boundary Changes ====
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    <li><b>1848:</b> Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.</li>
 
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    <li><b>May 1853:</b> Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.</li>
*'''14 February 1848:''' Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.  
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*'''1848:''' Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.  
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<p>See an interactive map of Allen County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.</p>
*'''1848:''' Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.  
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<h4>Record Loss</h4>
*'''May 1853:''' Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.
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<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/3/30/Fire.png" alt="Fire.png" class="fck_mw_left" style="width: 24;" /><b>1929</b>--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <span class="fck_mw_ref">GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</span></p>
 
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<h3>Resources</h3>
See an interactive map of Allen County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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<h4>Bible Records</h4>
 
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<h4>Biography</h4>
==== Record Loss ====
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<h4>Business Records and Commerce</h4>
 
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<h4>Cemeteries</h4>
[[Image:Fire.png|left|24px|Fire.png]]'''1929'''--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</ref>  
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<p><i>Rural</i></p>
 
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<ul>
=== Resources ===
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    <li>Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster</li>
 
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    <li><a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496">Salem Cemetery, Harrod</a> BillionGraves</li>
==== Bible Records ====
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</ul>
 
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<p><i>Urban</i></p>
==== Biography ====
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<p>Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio</p>
 
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<ul>
==== Business Records and Commerce ====
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    <li>Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651</li>
 
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</ul>
==== Cemeteries ====
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<ul>
 
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    <li>Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811</li>
''Rural''
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</ul>
 
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*Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster  
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    <li>Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831</li>
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496 Salem Cemetery, Harrod] BillionGraves
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</ul>
 
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<h4>Census</h4>
''Urban''
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{USCensusPopfckLR|1830=578fckLR|1840=9079fckLR|1850=12109fckLR|1860=19185fckLR|1870=23623fckLR|1880=31314fckLR|1890=40644fckLR|1900=47976fckLR|1910=56580fckLR|1920=68223fckLR|1930=69419fckLR|1940=73303fckLR|1950=88183fckLR|1960=103691fckLR|1970=111144fckLR|1980=112241fckLR|1990=109755fckLR|2000=108743fckLR|estyear=2008<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</ref>fckLR|estimate=105168fckLR}}</span> <b>1785</b><br />
 
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<b>1850--</b>Federal Census transcription and images<br />
Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio  
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<b>1920--</b>index for surnames beginning with the letter &quot;E&quot; and &quot;F&quot;</p>
 
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<h4>Church Records</h4>
*Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Church Intro}}</span>a</p>
 
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<h4>Court Records</h4>
*Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811
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<h4>Emigration and Immigration</h4>
 
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<h4>Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups</h4>
*Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831
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<h4>Gazetteers</h4>
 
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<h4>Genealogy</h4>
==== Census ====
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<h4>History</h4>
 
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH History}}</span></p>
{{USCensusPop
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}</span></p>
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    <li>The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)</li>
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    <li><a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm">1875 Personal Histories</a> of Allen County Ohio.</li>
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    <li>In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.</li>
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    <li>Henry Howe&rsquo;s 1889's depiction of the <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm">History of Allen County Ohio</a></li>
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<h4>Land and Property</h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Land}}</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt">Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription</a><br />
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It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.</p>
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<h4>Local Histories</h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH History}}</span></p>
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<h4>Maps</h4>
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<ul>
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    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm">Township maps of Allen County in 1880</a></li>
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<h4>Migration</h4>
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<ul>
|estyear=2008<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</ref>
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    <li><a href="http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH">Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio</a></li>
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}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"
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<h4>Military</h4>
 
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<p><b>Revolutionary War</b></p>
==== Church Records ====
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<ul>
 
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    <li><a href="http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html">Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819</a></li>
{{OH Church Intro}}a  
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    <li><a href="http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html">1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services</a></li>
 
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==== Court Records ====
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<p><b>War of 1812</b></p>
 
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<ul>
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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    <li><a href="http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html">Roster of Ohio Soldiers</a> at The Ohio Historical Society</li>
 
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</ul>
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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<p><b>Civil War</b></p>
 
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==== Gazetteers ====
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    <li>Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.</li>
 
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==== Genealogy ====
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    <dd>-<a href="4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry">4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry</a>, Companies F and I </dd>
==== History ====
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    <dd>-<a href="99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies B and E<br />
 
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{{OH History}}  
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    </dd>
 
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</dl>
{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}  
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<ul>
 
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    <li><a href="http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html">Civil War Rosters</a></li>
*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)  
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    <li><a href="http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm">Men In the Civil War</a> Allen County, Ohio</li>
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm 1875 Personal Histories] of Allen County Ohio.  
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    <li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&amp;GSvcid=66432">Civil War Casualties from Allen County</a>, Ohio (this site contains burials from many states)<br />
*In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.  
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    A Virtual Cemetery created by: Brent Reidenbach.Description: Thanks to previous research by Ronald Kunz, this is a listing of Civil War casualties that were from Allen County, OH. (189 Records)</li>
*Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm History of Allen County Ohio]
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    <li><a href="http://www.delphos-ohio.com/war.htm">Allen County War Casualties </a>&nbsp;(Includes Persian Gulf, Vietnamese, Korean,&nbsp;WWI, WWII, CIVIL War &amp; Spanish Mexican&nbsp;Casualties)</li>
 
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==== Land and Property ====
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<p><b>World War I</b></p>
 
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<ul>
{{OH Land}}  
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt">The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925</a></li>
 
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt">List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County</a></li>
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription]<br>It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.  
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</ul>
 
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<p><b>Miscellaneous</b></p>
==== Local Histories ====
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<ul>
 
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt">The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county</a> whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907</li>
{{OH History}}  
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</ul>
 
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<h4>Naturalization and Citizenship</h4>
==== Maps ====
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<p>County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.</p>
 
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<h4>Newspapers</h4>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm Township maps of Allen County in 1880]<br>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHnewspapers|Allen}}</span></p>
 
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<p><b>Online Newspapers</b><br />
==== Migration ====
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<b>Online Newspaper Abstracts</b><br />
 
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<b>Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form</b></p>
*[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio]<br>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Template:OHnewspaper abstracts}}</span></p>
 
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
==== Military ====
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<h4>Obituaries</h4>
 
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<ul>
'''Revolutionary War'''
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    <li><a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm">Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News</a></li>
 
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</ul>
*[http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819]
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<h4>Probate</h4>
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html 1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services]
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Probate Intro}}</span></p>
 
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<h4>Public Records</h4>
'''War of 1812'''
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<h4>Repositories</h4>
 
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<h5>County Courthouse</h5>
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html Roster of Ohio Soldiers] at The Ohio Historical Society
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<p><a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Courthouse</a><br />
 
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301 N Main Street<br />
'''Civil War'''
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Lima, OH 45801-4456<br />
 
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<br />
*Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.<br>
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<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Website</a><br />
 
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Phone: 419.223.8513 </p>
:-[[4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Companies F and I  
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<dl>
:-[[99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and E<br><br>
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    <dd><i><b>Probate Court&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">births</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">deaths</a> from 1867, <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">marriages</a> from 1831, and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate">probate records</a>. <br />
 
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html Civil War Rosters]
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    <dd><i><b>Court Clerk&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">divorces</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records">court records</a> from 1831.<br />
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm Men In the Civil War] Allen County, Ohio  
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    </dd>
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=66432 Civil War Casualties from Allen County], Ohio (this site contains burials from many states)<br>A Virtual Cemetery created by: Brent Reidenbach.Description: Thanks to previous research by Ronald Kunz, this is a listing of Civil War casualties that were from Allen County, OH. (189 Records)<br>  
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    <dd><i><b><a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html">County Museum</a>&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship">naturalizations</a> 1851-1929.<br />
*[http://www.delphos-ohio.com/war.htm Allen County War Casualties ]&nbsp;(Includes Persian Gulf, Vietnamese, Korean,&nbsp;WWI, WWII, CIVIL War &amp; Spanish Mexican&nbsp;Casualties)
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    <br />
 
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    </dd>
'''World War I'''
+
</dl>
 
+
<h5>Family History Centers</h5>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925]
+
<ul>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County]<br>
+
    <li><a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="Lima Ohio Family History Center">Lima Ohio Family History Center</a></li>
'''Miscellaneous'''
+
</ul>
 
+
<h5>Libraries</h5>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county] whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.limalibrary.com/">Lima Public Library</a></li>
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
+
</ul>
 
+
<h5>Museums</h5>
County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" />  
+
<h5>Societies</h5>
 
+
<ul>
==== Newspapers ====
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html">Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society</a> Lima, Ohio.</li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/">Allen County Museum and Historical Society</a> Lima, Ohio, including the <a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html">Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library</a> for genealogical and historical research</li>
{{OHnewspapers|Allen}}  
+
</ul>
 
+
<h4>Taxation</h4>
'''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>  
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Tax Intro}}</span></p>
 
+
<p><b>1834 Tax Lists</b></p>
{{Template:OHnewspaper abstracts}}  
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm">Amanda and Auglaize Townships</a></li>
<br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm">Bath and Deuchoquette Townships</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm">German and Jackson Townships</a></li>
==== Obituaries ====
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm">Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships</a></li>
 
+
</ul>
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News]
+
<p><b>Taxpayers--Personal Property</b></p>
 
+
<ul>
==== Probate ====
+
    <li><a href="http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt">Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881</a></li>
 
+
</ul>
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
+
<h4>&nbsp;Vital Records</h4>
 
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Vital Intro}}</span> <i>Online Birth Indexes and Records</i> <i>Original Birth Records on Microfilm</i></p>
==== Public Records ====
+
<h5>Birth</h5>
 
+
<p><i>Online Birth Indexes and Records</i><br />
==== Repositories ====
+
<i>Original Birth Records on Microfilm</i></p>
 
+
<h5>Marriage</h5>
===== County Courthouse =====
+
<p><i>Online Marriage Indexes and Records</i></p>
 
+
<ul>
[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Main Street<br>Lima, OH 45801-4456<br><br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Website]<br> Phone: 419.223.8513 <br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt">1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News</a></li>
:'''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|births]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Death|deaths]] from 1867, [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|marriages]] from 1831, and [[Allen County, Ohio#Probate|probate records]]. <br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News</a></li>
:'''''Court Clerk&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|divorces]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records|court records]] from 1831.<br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt">1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News</a></li>
:'''''[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html County Museum]&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|naturalizations]] 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" /><br><br>
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt">1889-1893 Marriage Licenses</a></li>
===== Family History Centers =====
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt">1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt">Marriages with no date</a></li>
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
</ul>
*[[Lima Ohio Family History Center]]
+
<p><i>Original Marriage Records on Microfilm</i></p>
 
+
<p>&nbsp;</p>
===== Libraries =====
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><b>Divorce Petitions and Decrees</b></li>
*[http://www.limalibrary.com/ Lima Public Library]
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt">1876</a> | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt">1881</a> | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt">1889</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt">1890</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt">1891</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt">1892</a> | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt">1896</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt">1897</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt">1898-1899</a> | </p>
===== Museums =====
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><b>Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900</b></li>
===== Societies =====
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt">1898-1900</a> | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt">1904</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt">1905</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt">1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt">1905-1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt">1907</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt">1908</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt">1909</a> | 1900 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt">1910</a> | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt">1919</a> |</p>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society] Lima, Ohio.  
+
<h4>Death</h4>
*[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ Allen County Museum and Historical Society] Lima, Ohio, including the [http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library] for genealogical and historical research
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_nowiki">''Online Death Indexes and Records''</span></p>
 
+
<ul>
==== Taxation ====
+
    <li><b>Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953</b> Free name indexes and images at <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272">FamilySearch.org</a>. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.</li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm">Transcribed</a> from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.</li>
{{OH Tax Intro}}  
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><i>Original Death Records on Microfilm</i>&lt;/nowiki&gt; </p>
'''1834 Tax Lists'''
+
<h3>Web Sites</h3>
 
+
<ul>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm Amanda and Auglaize Townships]
+
    <li>The <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm">1880 Business Patron&rsquo;s References</a> is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.</li>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm Bath and Deuchoquette Townships]
+
    <li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;}}</span></li>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm German and Jackson Townships]
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/">The Allen County OHGenWeb Project</a>, a member of The <a href="OHGenWeb">OHGenWeb Project</a>, an affiliate of <a href="USGenWeb">The USGenWeb Project</a>.</li>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships]
+
    <li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm">The USGenWeb Archives Project</a> for Allen County</li>
 
+
</ul>
'''Taxpayers--Personal Property'''
+
<h3>Places</h3>
 
+
<h4>Populated Places</h4>
*[http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881]
+
<p><b>Cities</b></p>
 
+
<table width="40%">
==== &nbsp;Vital Records ====
+
    <tbody>
 
+
        <tr>
{{OH Vital Intro}}
+
            <td valign="top">
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
+
            <ul>
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
+
                <li><a href="Delphos, Ohio">Delphos</a></li>
 
+
            </ul>
===== Birth =====
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<Br>  
+
            <ul>
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
+
                <li>Lima</li>
 
+
            </ul>
===== Marriage =====
+
            </td>
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
+
        </tr>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>  
+
    </tbody>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt 1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News]<br>  
+
</table>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News]<br>  
+
<p><b>Villages</b></p>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt 1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News]<br>  
+
<table width="80%">
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B]<br>  
+
    <tbody>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt 1889-1893 Marriage Licenses]<br>  
+
        <tr>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt 1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages]<br>  
+
            <td valign="top">
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt Marriages with no date]<br>  
+
            <ul>
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
+
                <li>Beaverdam</li>
 
+
                <li><a href="Bluffton, Ohio">Bluffton</a></li>
 
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt 1876] | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt 1881] | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt 1889] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt 1890] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt 1891] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt 1892] | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt 1896] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt 1897] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt 1898-1899] | <br>  
+
                <li>Cairo</li>
 
+
                <li>Elida</li>
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt 1898-1900] | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt 1904] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt 1905] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt 1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt 1905-1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt 1907] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt 1908] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt 1909] | 1900 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt 1910] | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt 1919] |<br>
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
==== Death ====
+
                <li>Fort Shawnee</li>
 
+
                <li>Harrod</li>
<nowiki>''Online Death Indexes and Records''</nowiki><br>
+
            </ul>
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
+
            </td>
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Transcribed] from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.  
+
            <td valign="top">
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''</nowiki> <br>
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Lafayette</li>
=== Web Sites ===
+
                <li>Spencerville</li>
 
+
            </ul>
*The [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm 1880 Business Patron’s References] is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.  
+
            </td>
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;}}  
+
        </tr>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/ The Allen County OHGenWeb Project], a member of The [[OHGenWeb|OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
+
    </tbody>
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allen County
+
</table>
 
+
<p><b>Townships</b></p>
=== Places ===
+
<table width="80%">
 
+
    <tbody>
==== Populated Places ====
+
        <tr>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
'''Cities'''
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Amanda</li>
{| width="40%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
                <li>American</li>
|-
+
                <li>Auglaize</li>
| valign="top" |
+
            </ul>
*[[Delphos, Ohio|Delphos]]
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
| valign="top" |
+
            <ul>
*Lima
+
                <li>Bath</li>
 
+
                <li>Jackson</li>
|}
+
                <li>Marion</li>
 
+
            </ul>
'''Villages'''
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
            <ul>
|-
+
                <li>Monroe</li>
| valign="top" |
+
                <li>Perry</li>
*Beaverdam  
+
                <li>Richland</li>
*[[Bluffton, Ohio|Bluffton]]
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
| valign="top" |
+
            <td valign="top">
*Cairo  
+
            <ul>
*Elida
+
                <li>Shawnee</li>
 
+
                <li>Spencer</li>
| valign="top" |
+
                <li>Sugar Creek</li>
*Fort Shawnee  
+
            </ul>
*Harrod
+
            </td>
 
+
        </tr>
| valign="top" |
+
    </tbody>
*Lafayette  
+
</table>
*Spencerville
+
<p><b>Communities</b></p>
 
+
<table width="40%">
|}
+
    <tbody>
 
+
        <tr>
'''Townships'''
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
                <li>Gomer</li>
|-
+
            </ul>
| valign="top" |
+
            </td>
*Amanda  
+
            <td valign="top">
*American  
+
            <ul>
*Auglaize
+
                <li>Westminster</li>
 
+
            </ul>
| valign="top" |
+
            </td>
*Bath  
+
        </tr>
*Jackson  
+
    </tbody>
*Marion
+
</table>
 
+
<h3>References</h3>
| valign="top" |
+
<p>&nbsp;</p>
*Monroe  
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Ohio|Ohio}}</span> </p>
*Perry  
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Ohio-stub}}</span></p>
*Richland
+
<p><a href="Category:Allen_County,_Ohio">Allen_County,_Ohio</a></p>
 
+
| valign="top" |
+
*Shawnee  
+
*Spencer  
+
*Sugar Creek
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
'''Communities'''
+
 
+
{| width="40%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
|-
+
| valign="top" |
+
*Gomer
+
 
+
| valign="top" |
+
*Westminster
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
=== References  ===
+
 
+
<references />  
+
 
+
{{Ohio|Ohio}} <br>  
+
 
+
{{Ohio-stub}}  
+
 
+
[[Category:Allen_County,_Ohio]]
+

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Beginning dates for major county records
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">Death</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Census">Tax</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records">Probate</a>
1867
1831
1867
1831
1835
*For earlier dates, try... <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a>
  • Parent Counties: Formed from <a href="Shelby County, Ohio">Shelby</a>, <a href="Logan County, Ohio">Logan</a>, and <a href="Mercer County, Ohio">Mercer</a> counties 12 February 1820.Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  • County Seat: Lima
  • Neighboring Counties: Allen County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
    <a href="Auglaize County, Ohio">Auglaize</a> (south)  ·  <a href="Hancock County, Ohio">Hancock</a> (northeast)  · <a href="Hardin County, Ohio">Hardin</a> (east)  · <a href="Putnam County, Ohio">Putnam</a> (north)  · <a href="Van Wert County, Ohio">Van Wert</a> (west)

Boundary Changes

  • 14 February 1848: Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.
  • 1848: Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.
  • 1848: Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.
  • May 1853: Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.

See an interactive map of Allen County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.

Record Loss

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/3/30/Fire.png" alt="Fire.png" class="fck_mw_left" style="width: 24;" />1929--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.  Many county records destroyed. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Rural

Urban

Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio

  • Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651
  • Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831

Census

Template:USCensusPopfckLR 1785
1850--Federal Census transcription and images
1920--index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.a

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Allen County, Ohio 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 Ohio Local Histories.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Allen County, Ohio

Land and Property

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

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt">Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription</a>
It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Allen County, Ohio 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 Ohio Local Histories.

Maps

Migration

Military

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

Civil War

  • Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.

   
-<a href="4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry">4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry</a>, Companies F and I
-<a href="99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies B and E

World War I

Miscellaneous

Naturalization and Citizenship

County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.

Newspapers

Allen County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.
To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.
For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.

Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers ===== Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

 

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records. Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence. Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Courthouse</a>
301 N Main Street
Lima, OH 45801-4456

<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Website</a>
Phone: 419.223.8513

   
Probate Court  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">births</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">deaths</a> from 1867, <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">marriages</a> from 1831, and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate">probate records</a>.
Court Clerk  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">divorces</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records">court records</a> from 1831.
<a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html">County Museum</a>  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship">naturalizations</a> 1851-1929.

Family History Centers
  • <a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a href="Lima Ohio Family History Center">Lima Ohio Family History Center</a>
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

1834 Tax Lists

Taxpayers--Personal Property

 Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts. See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online. Online Birth Indexes and Records Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records
Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

 

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt">1876</a> | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt">1881</a> | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt">1889</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt">1890</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt">1891</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt">1892</a> | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt">1896</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt">1897</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt">1898-1899</a> |

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt">1898-1900</a> | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt">1904</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt">1905</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt">1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt">1905-1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt">1907</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt">1908</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt">1909</a> | 1900 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt">1910</a> | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt">1919</a> |

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm</nowiki>

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities

<tbody> </tbody>
  • <a href="Delphos, Ohio">Delphos</a>
  • Lima

Villages

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Beaverdam
  • <a href="Bluffton, Ohio">Bluffton</a>
  • Cairo
  • Elida
  • Fort Shawnee
  • Harrod
  • Lafayette
  • Spencerville

Townships

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Amanda
  • American
  • Auglaize
  • Bath
  • Jackson
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Shawnee
  • Spencer
  • Sugar Creek

Communities

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Gomer
  • Westminster

References

 

<a href="Category:Allen_County,_Ohio">Allen_County,_Ohio</a>


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