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== County Courthouse  ==
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Allen County'''
  
<br>Allen County Courthouse<br> 1 N Washington Street<br>Lola, KS 66749-2841<br> Phone: 316.365.7491&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from&nbsp;1856, <br>divorce, probate and court records 1860 <br>and naturaltization records&nbsp;1871-1929; <br>Register of Deeds has land and military&nbsp;records from 1860<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''Allen County''', Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries. <br>  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Allen County
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| county_map = KS-allen.png
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat wl = Iola
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| building image = Allen county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Allen County, Kansas Courthouse|Allen County Courthouse]]'''<br>1 N. Washington<br>Iola, Kansas 66749-2841<br>Phone: 316.365.7491
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.allencounty.org/ Allen County Courthouse]<br>1 N Washington Street<br>Iola, KS 66749-2841<br>Phone: 316.365.7491<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1856, <br>divorce, probate and court records 1860 <br>and naturaltization records 1871-1929.<br>Register of Deeds has land and military records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kansas 248 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--Allen County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Iola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''
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'''1855--Allen County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Iola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''  
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{KS Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{KS Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*Wallace, Duncan L. . ''History of Allen and Woodson counties, Kansas&nbsp;: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county''. Iola, Kan.: Iola Register,1901. Digital version at:&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofallenwo00dunc#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 
*Wallace, Duncan L. . ''History of Allen and Woodson counties, Kansas&nbsp;: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county''. Iola, Kan.: Iola Register,1901. Digital version at:&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofallenwo00dunc#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== Civil War =====
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Men from Allen County enlisted in:
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Men from Allen County enlisted in:  
  
&nbsp;The Iola Battalion in 1861
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&nbsp;The Iola Battalion in 1861  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ninth Regiment
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ninth Regiment  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three companies, commanded by Captains Coleman, Flesher and Killen
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three companies, commanded by Captains Coleman, Flesher and Killen  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tenth Regiment
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tenth Regiment  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two companies, commanded by Captain N. B. Blanton<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two companies, commanded by Captain N. B. Blanton<br>  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Seventh Regiment
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Seventh Regiment  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Commanded by General J. H. Lane
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Commanded by General J. H. Lane  
  
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Allen}}
  
 
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{{KS Probate Intro|Allen}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Revision as of 02:39, 15 June 2013

This article is about a southeast Kansas county. For other uses, see Allen.

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Allen County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Allen County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Allen County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Iola
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Allen County Courthouse
1 N. Washington
Iola, Kansas 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491


County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
1 N Washington Street
Iola, KS 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1856,
divorce, probate and court records 1860
and naturaltization records 1871-1929.
Register of Deeds has land and military records from 1860. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Allen County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Iola [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court

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


Local Histories

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


  • Wallace, Duncan L. . History of Allen and Woodson counties, Kansas : embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county. Iola, Kan.: Iola Register,1901. Digital version at:  Internet Archive

Maps

Military

Civil War

Men from Allen County enlisted in:

 The Iola Battalion in 1861

     Ninth Regiment

         Three companies, commanded by Captains Coleman, Flesher and Killen

     Tenth Regiment

         Two companies, commanded by Captain N. B. Blanton

     Seventh Regiment

         Commanded by General J. H. Lane

Newspapers

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


Probate

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Allen and click Probate records.


Taxation

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Kansas 248 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).