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== County Courthouse ==
 
 
Allen County's civil records start the following years:
 
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
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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>
  
 
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[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].
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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}}
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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/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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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php KY&nbsp;Newspaper Index] with links<br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html KY&nbsp;Newspapers on Microfilm]
 
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
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*'''1798-1920''' - [http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]. Abstracts arranged by time period and testator's surname.
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===== Online Wills  =====
  
[http://www.allencountyky.com/database/database.html AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE]
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*'''1824-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to E and 1 to 4 (1824-1977)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====

Revision as of 19:33, 28 November 2012

This article is about a south Kentucky county. For other uses, see Allen.

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Allen County, Kentucky
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Founded January 11, 1815
County Seat Scottsville
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Beginning Dates for Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1815 1852 1820 1816 1815
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Allen County Courthouse, Scottsville, KY

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

History

Parent County

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

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 Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

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
  • [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

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Indexes
Online Wills

Taxation

Vital Records

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

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).