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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.allencoky.com/ Allen Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The Kentucky African American Griots Project]&nbsp;~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The Kentucky African American Griots Project]&nbsp;~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Hangings in Kentucky, 1792 - 1900]&nbsp;~ Sandi Gorin's Research Tips  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Hangings in Kentucky, 1792 - 1900]&nbsp;~ Sandi Gorin's Research Tips  
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg1.html#Allen Allen County Bible Records]&nbsp;~ In the USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bibles/pg1.html#Allen Allen County Bible Records]&nbsp;~ In the USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/Bibles/bible_records.htm Allen County Bible Records]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/Bibles/bible_records.htm Allen County Bible Records]
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[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> ====
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==== Biographies ====
  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AAllen+County+%28Ky.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat]  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AAllen+County+%28Ky.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/allen.html Kentucky Biographies-Allen County] ~ a KYGenWeb Special Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/allen.html Kentucky Biographies-Allen County] ~ a KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*[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.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]  
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases]&nbsp;~ A KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases]&nbsp;~ A KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research and Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research and Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH27,1550 Family History Archives].
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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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==== 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]
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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  
 
*[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 &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
 
*[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  

Revision as of 23:26, 17 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
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
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

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

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).