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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Allen County, Kentucky|Allen County]]''  
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Kentucky|Kentucky&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Allen_County,_Kentucky|Allen County]]''  
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:''This article is about a south Kentucky county. For other uses, see [[Allen]]''.
  
{{KYDC}}  
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Guide to '''Allen County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Allen County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Allen County, Kentucky#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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[[Image:{{KYAllencourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYAllencourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.allencountykentucky.com/ Allen County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 336<br>Scottsville, KY 42164<br>Phone: 270.237.3706<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.allencountykentucky.com/ Allen County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 336<br>Scottsville, KY 42164<br>Phone: 270.237.3706<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1815--'''Allen County&nbsp;was created 11&nbsp;January 1815 from [[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Scottsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1815--'''Allen County&nbsp;was created 11&nbsp;January 1815 from [[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Scottsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1902--'''A disaster destroyed many records.  
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'''1902--'''A disaster destroyed many records.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Allen County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphus,_Kentucky Adolphus]  
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| Fleet  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]]  
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*[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]  
 
*[[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Monroe]]  
*[[Simpson County, Kentucky|Simpson]]  
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*[[Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Simpson]]  
 
*[[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren]]
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyallen.png|thumb|right|400px|Kyallen.png]]  
  
== Resources  ==
 
[[Image:Kyallen.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
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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]  
 
*[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/ Kentucky Biographies-Allen County]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Allen Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Allen Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|448343|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Allen County.}}&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch 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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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.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.net/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/allen/cemetery/clweaver.html C. L. Weaver Cemetery, Halifax, Allen Co., KY]  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries in Kentucky&nbsp;]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE&nbsp;]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=990&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|448343|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=990 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Allen+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Allen&cemetery_name=A Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/allen/allen.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/allen.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Allen&cemetery_name=A Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory]  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory]  
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*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|79505}}  
 
*'''[Holder]''' Reneau, Martha Powell. ''The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky''. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. {{FHL|648064|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H711rm}}; digital version at {{FSbook|79505}}  
*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
 
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ Kentucky Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx Kentucky Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/HistoryofAllenCounty.htm History of Allen County by B.Y. DeWitt]
 
*[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/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soliders from Kentucky]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soliders from Kentucky]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in World War I from KY]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in World War I from KY]
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, E, and F.
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links<br>  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links<br>  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Allen}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Indexes  =====
 
===== Indexes  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/marriage_records.htm Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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*[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Allen County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517011}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Allen County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517022}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, Family Search
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1783 - 1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1815-1889''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/marriage_records.htm Early Allen County Marriage Records ]
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*'''1852-1861''' - Allen County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517021}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Allen County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517023}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1973 - 2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records
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===== Death  =====
  
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*'''1843 - 1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials
 
*[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/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
 
*[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
 
*[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
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Divorce =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY]  
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*'''1973 - 1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Allen county, Kentucky Historical Society'''<br>301 North Fourth Street<br>Scottsville, KY 42164<br>Phone:270-237-3026<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyallen/SOCIETY.htm Website]<br><br>
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Membership Dues:
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Single-$10.00,Husband and Wife-$12.50<br>
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Research Materials available at the Historical Society<br><br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.allencoky.com/ KYGenWeb-Allen County Site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://www.allencoky.com/ KYGenWeb-Allen County Site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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This article is about a south Kentucky county. For other uses, see Allen.

Guide to Allen County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Allen County, Kentucky
Map
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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Allen County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1815 1852 1820 1816 1815
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Allen County Courthouse, Scottsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Allen County Courthouse
PO Box 336
Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone: 270.237.3706[1]

Allen County Kentucky History

Parent County

1815--Allen County was created 11 January 1815 from Barren and Warren Counties.
County seat: Scottsville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1902--A disaster destroyed many records.

Allen County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adolphus Fleet Mount Aerial Rodemer
Allen Springs Forest Springs Mount Zion Scottsville
Alonzo Gainesville New Roe Settle
Amos Halfway Oak Forest Trammel
Butlersville Halifax Petroleum Walnut Hill
Cedar Springs Holland Pope West Fork
Chapel Hill Maynard Port Oliver Ford Yesse
Clare McElroy Ford Raley Ford
Eubanks Ford Meador Red Hill

Neighboring Counties

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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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.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
[KYGENWEBURL KYGenWeb] WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

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

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 Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Holder] Reneau, Martha Powell. The Holder Family of Barren and Allen Counties, Kentucky. [Glasgow, Ky.]: M. Reneau, [1972?]. FHL Book 929.273 H711rm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online
  • [Long] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).

Land

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

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, E, and F.


Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky 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, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

Indexes
Online Wills

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Allen County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch M517011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Allen County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517022 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, Family Search
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973 - 1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Allen county, Kentucky Historical Society
301 North Fourth Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone:270-237-3026
Website

Membership Dues: Single-$10.00,Husband and Wife-$12.50
Research Materials available at the Historical Society


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Allen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Allen County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.