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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Hangings in Kentucky, 1792 - 1900] ~ Sandi Gorin's Research Tips  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Hangings in Kentucky, 1792 - 1900] ~ Sandi Gorin's Research Tips  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg1.html#Allen Allen County Bible Records] ~ In the USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg1.html#Allen Allen County Bible Records] ~ 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.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,&nbsp;GEDCOM files<br> ====
 
==== Biographies, Family&nbsp;Histories,&nbsp;GEDCOM files<br> ====
  
[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] ~ a KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*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;
 
*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;
 
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
 
 
*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,
 
*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;
 
*[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 [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.
 
*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.
 
 
*[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]  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/allen_county_cemeteries.
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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]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/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;]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]
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*[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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==== Census ====
 
 
==== Census ====
 
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== 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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]  
*[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://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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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*[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]  
 
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[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/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
*[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/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970  
*[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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*[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  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths & Marriages  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
*[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://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000  
*[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://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases  
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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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&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]  
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*[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]  
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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 04:21, 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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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 Kentucky Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories, GEDCOM files

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.

htm Access Genealogy-Allen County, Kentucky Cemetery Records]

Census


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Taxation

Vital Records

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

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