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<p><a href="United States">United States</a><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a href="Ohio">Ohio</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <b>Allen County</b><br />
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<span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHDC}}</span><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Infobox U.S. CofckLR| county = Allen CountyfckLR| boundary_map=OH_allen.pngfckLR| county_map =fckLR| state = OhiofckLR| state_map = OH-map.pngfckLR| latd = fckLR| longd = fckLR| building image = Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpgfckLR| building image size = 150pxfckLR| building address = Allen County Courthouse&lt;br&gt;301 N. Main St.&lt;br&gt;Lima, Ohio 45801-4456&lt;br&gt;[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']&lt;br&gt;Phone: 419.223.8513fckLR}}</span></p>
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<h3>Historical Facts</h3>
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            <td width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6"><b>Beginning dates for major county records</b></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">Death</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Census">Tax</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a></b></center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle"><center><b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records">Probate</a></b></center></td>
| building address = 301 N. Main St.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801-4456<br>[http://allencountyoh.com/ '''Allen County Website''']
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1867</center></td>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1831</center></td>
}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County''' <br><br>
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1867</center></td>
 
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center></center></td>
=== County Courthouse  ===
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1831</center></td>
 
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            <td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"><center>1835</center></td>
[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Main Street<br>Lima, OH 45801-4456<br> Phone: 419.223.8513&nbsp;<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1867, <br>marriage&nbsp;records from 1831 and probate records; <br>Clerk Courts has divorce and court records from 1831;<br> County Museum has naturalization records 1851-1929<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio. Page 540 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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            <td width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6"><b>*For earlier dates, try...</b> <b><a href="Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></b></td>
 
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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<ul>
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    <li><b>Parent Counties</b>: Formed from <a href="Shelby County, Ohio">Shelby</a>, <a href="Logan County, Ohio">Logan</a>, and <a href="Mercer County, Ohio">Mercer</a> counties 12 February 1820.<span class="fck_mw_ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span></li>
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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    <li><b>County Seat:&nbsp;</b>Lima</li>
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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    <li><b>Neighboring Counties</b>: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span><b>residents</b> may also have records in <span class="fck_mw_ref">Wikipedia contributors, &quot;Allen County, Ohio&quot; in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</span><br />
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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    <a href="Auglaize County, Ohio">Auglaize</a>&nbsp;(south) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span>&nbsp;<a href="Hancock County, Ohio">Hancock</a> (northeast) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Hardin County, Ohio">Hardin</a>&nbsp;(east) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Putnam County, Ohio">Putnam</a> (north) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{&middot;}}</span> <a href="Van Wert County, Ohio">Van Wert</a> (west)</li>
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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</ul>
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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<h4>Boundary Changes</h4>
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    <li><b>14 February 1848:</b> Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.</li>
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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    <li><b>1848:</b> Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.</li>
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1831</center>  
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    <li><b>1848:</b> Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.</li>
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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    <li><b>May 1853:</b> Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.</li>
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</ul>
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1831</center>  
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<p>See an interactive map of Allen County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.</p>
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1835</center>
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<h4>Record Loss</h4>
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<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/3/30/Fire.png" alt="Fire.png" class="fck_mw_left" style="width: 24;" /><b>1929</b>--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <span class="fck_mw_ref">GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</span></p>
| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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<h3>Resources</h3>
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<h4>Bible Records</h4>
 
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<h4>Biography</h4>
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and&nbsp;[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] Counties 12 February 1820.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<h4>Business Records and Commerce</h4>
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>  
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<h4>Cemeteries</h4>
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]&nbsp;(south) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]] (northeast) {{·}} [[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]&nbsp;(east) {{·}} [[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (north) {{·}} [[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]] (west)
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<p><i>Rural</i></p>
 
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<ul>
{{Box&nbsp;
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    <li>Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster</li>
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    <li><a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496">Salem Cemetery, Harrod</a> BillionGraves</li>
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</ul>
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<p><i>Urban</i></p>
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<p>Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio</p>
 
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<ul>
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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    <li>Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651</li>
 
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</ul>
*'''14 February 1848:''' Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.  
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<ul>
*'''1848:''' Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.  
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    <li>Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811</li>
*'''1848:''' Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.  
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</ul>
*'''May 1853:''' Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.
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<ul>
 
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    <li>Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831</li>
See an interactive map of Allen County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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</ul>
 
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<h4>Census</h4>
==== Record Loss ====
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{USCensusPopfckLR|1830=578fckLR|1840=9079fckLR|1850=12109fckLR|1860=19185fckLR|1870=23623fckLR|1880=31314fckLR|1890=40644fckLR|1900=47976fckLR|1910=56580fckLR|1920=68223fckLR|1930=69419fckLR|1940=73303fckLR|1950=88183fckLR|1960=103691fckLR|1970=111144fckLR|1980=112241fckLR|1990=109755fckLR|2000=108743fckLR|estyear=2008<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</ref>fckLR|estimate=105168fckLR}}</span> <b>1785</b><br />
 
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<b>1850--</b>Federal Census transcription and images<br />
'''1929'''--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</ref>  
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<b>1920--</b>index for surnames beginning with the letter &quot;E&quot; and &quot;F&quot;</p>
 
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<h4>Church Records</h4>
=== Resources ===
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Church Intro}}</span>a</p>
 
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<h4>Court Records</h4>
==== Bible Records ====
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<h4>Emigration and Immigration</h4>
 
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<h4>Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups</h4>
==== Biography  ====
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<h4>Gazetteers</h4>
 
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<h4>Genealogy</h4>
==== Business Records and Commerce ====
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<h4>History</h4>
 
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH History}}</span></p>
==== Cemeteries ====
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}</span></p>
 
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<ul>
''Rural''
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    <li>The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)</li>
 
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    <li><a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm">1875 Personal Histories</a> of Allen County Ohio.</li>
*Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster  
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    <li>In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.</li>
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496 Salem Cemetery, Harrod] BillionGraves
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    <li>Henry Howe&rsquo;s 1889's depiction of the <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm">History of Allen County Ohio</a></li>
 
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''Urban''
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<h4>Land and Property</h4>
 
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Land}}</span></p>
Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio  
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<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt">Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription</a><br />
 
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It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.</p>
*Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651
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<h4>Local Histories</h4>
 
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH History}}</span></p>
*Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811
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<h4>Maps</h4>
 
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<ul>
*Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831
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    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm">Township maps of Allen County in 1880</a></li>
 
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</ul>
==== Census ====
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<h4>Migration</h4>
 
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<ul>
{{USCensusPop
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    <li><a href="http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH">Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio</a></li>
|1830=578
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</ul>
|1840=9079
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<h4>Military</h4>
|1850=12109
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<p><b>Revolutionary War</b></p>
|1860=19185
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<ul>
|1870=23623
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    <li><a href="http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html">Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819</a></li>
|1880=31314
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    <li><a href="http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html">1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services</a></li>
|1890=40644
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</ul>
|1900=47976
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<p><b>War of 1812</b></p>
|1910=56580
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<ul>
|1920=68223
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    <li><a href="http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html">Roster of Ohio Soldiers</a> at The Ohio Historical Society</li>
|1930=69419
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</ul>
|1940=73303
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<p><b>Civil War</b></p>
|1950=88183
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<ul>
|1960=103691
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    <li>Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.</li>
|1970=111144
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<dl>
|1990=109755
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    <dd>-<a href="4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry">4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry</a>, Companies F and I </dd>
|2000=108743
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    <dd>-<a href="99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies B and E<br />
|estyear=2008<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</ref>
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    <br />
|estimate=105168
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    </dd>
}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"
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<ul>
==== Church Records ====
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    <li><a href="http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html">Civil War Rosters</a></li>
 
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    <li><a href="http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm">Men In the Civil War</a> Allen County, Ohio</li>
==== Court Records ====
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    <li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&amp;GSvcid=66432">Civil War Casualties from Allen County</a>, Ohio (this site contains burials from many states)<br />
 
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    A Virtual Cemetery created by: Brent Reidenbach.Description: Thanks to previous research by Ronald Kunz, this is a listing of Civil War casualties that were from Allen County, OH. (189 Records)</li>
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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    <li><a href="http://www.delphos-ohio.com/war.htm">Allen County War Casualties </a>&nbsp;(Includes Persian Gulf, Vietnamese, Korean,&nbsp;WWI, WWII, CIVIL War &amp; Spanish Mexican&nbsp;Casualties)</li>
 
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</ul>
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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<p><b>World War I</b></p>
 
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<ul>
==== Gazetteers ====
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt">The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925</a></li>
 
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt">List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County</a></li>
==== Genealogy ====
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</ul>
 
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<p><b>Miscellaneous</b></p>
==== History ====
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<ul>
 
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    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt">The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county</a> whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907</li>
{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}  
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</ul>
 
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<h4>Naturalization and Citizenship</h4>
*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)  
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<p>County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.</p>
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm 1875 Personal Histories] of Allen County Ohio.  
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<h4>Newspapers</h4>
*In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.  
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHnewspapers|Allen}}</span></p>
*Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm History of Allen County Ohio]
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<p><b>Online Newspapers</b><br />
 
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<b>Online Newspaper Abstracts</b><br />
==== Land and Property ====
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<b>Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form</b></p>
 
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Template:OHnewspaper abstracts}}</span></p>
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/land/allen.txt Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription]<br>It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.  
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
 
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<h4>Obituaries</h4>
==== Local Histories ====
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<ul>
 
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    <li><a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm">Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News</a></li>
==== Maps  ====
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</ul>
 
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<h4>Probate</h4>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm Township maps of Allen County in 1880]<br>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Probate Intro}}</span></p>
 
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<h4>Public Records</h4>
==== Migration ====
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<h4>Repositories</h4>
 
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<h5>County Courthouse</h5>
*[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio]<br>
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<p><a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Courthouse</a><br />
 
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301 N Main Street<br />
==== Military ====
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Lima, OH 45801-4456<br />
 
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<br />
'''Revolutionary War'''
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<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Website</a><br />
 
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Phone: 419.223.8513 </p>
*[http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819]
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<dl>
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html 1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services]
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    <dd><i><b>Probate Court&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">births</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">deaths</a> from 1867, <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">marriages</a> from 1831, and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate">probate records</a>. <br />
 
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    </dd>
'''War of 1812'''
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    <dd><i><b>Court Clerk&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">divorces</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records">court records</a> from 1831.<br />
 
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    </dd>
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html Roster of Ohio Soldiers] at The Ohio Historical Society
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    <dd><i><b><a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html">County Museum</a>&nbsp;</b></i> has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship">naturalizations</a> 1851-1929.<br />
 
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    <br />
'''Civil War'''
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    </dd>
 
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</dl>
*Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.<br>
+
<h5>Family History Centers</h5>
 
+
<ul>
:-[[4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Companies F and I  
+
    <li><a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a></li>
:-[[99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and E<br><br>
+
    <li><a href="Lima Ohio Family History Center">Lima Ohio Family History Center</a></li>
 
+
</ul>
*[http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html Civil War Rosters]
+
<h5>Libraries</h5>
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm Men In the Civil War] Allen County, Ohio
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.limalibrary.com/">Lima Public Library</a></li>
'''World War I'''
+
</ul>
 
+
<h5>Museums</h5>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925]
+
<h5>Societies</h5>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County]<br>
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html">Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society</a> Lima, Ohio.</li>
'''Miscellaneous'''
+
    <li><a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/">Allen County Museum and Historical Society</a> Lima, Ohio, including the <a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html">Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library</a> for genealogical and historical research</li>
 
+
</ul>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county] whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907
+
<h4>Taxation</h4>
 
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Tax Intro}}</span></p>
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
+
<p><b>1834 Tax Lists</b></p>
 
+
<ul>
==== Newspapers  ====
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm">Amanda and Auglaize Townships</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm">Bath and Deuchoquette Townships</a></li>
==== Obituaries  ====
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm">German and Jackson Townships</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm">Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships</a></li>
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News]
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><b>Taxpayers--Personal Property</b></p>
==== Probate  ====
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt">Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881</a></li>
==== Public Records  ====
+
</ul>
 
+
<h4>&nbsp;Vital Records</h4>
==== Repositories  ====
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Vital Intro}}</span> <i>Online Birth Indexes and Records</i> <i>Original Birth Records on Microfilm</i></p>
 
+
<h5>Birth</h5>
===== Courthouse  =====
+
<p><i>Online Birth Indexes and Records</i><br />
 
+
<i>Original Birth Records on Microfilm</i></p>
===== Family History Centers  =====
+
<h5>Marriage</h5>
 
+
<p><i>Online Marriage Indexes and Records</i></p>
===== Libraries  =====
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive</a></li>
*[http://www.limalibrary.com/ Lima Public Library]
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt">1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News</a></li>
===== Museums  =====
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt">1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm">1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B</a></li>
===== Societies  =====
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt">1889-1893 Marriage Licenses</a></li>
 
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt">1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages</a></li>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society] Lima, Ohio.
+
    <li><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt">Marriages with no date</a></li>
*[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ Allen County Museum and Historical Society] Lima, Ohio, including the [http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library] for genealogical and historical research
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><i>Original Marriage Records on Microfilm</i></p>
==== Taxation  ====
+
<p>&nbsp;</p>
 
+
<ul>
'''1834 Tax Lists'''
+
    <li><b>Divorce Petitions and Decrees</b></li>
 
+
</ul>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm Amanda and Auglaize Townships]
+
<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt">1876</a> | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt">1881</a> | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt">1889</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt">1890</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt">1891</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt">1892</a> | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt">1896</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt">1897</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt">1898-1899</a> | </p>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm Bath and Deuchoquette Townships]
+
<ul>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm German and Jackson Townships]
+
    <li><b>Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900</b></li>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships]
+
</ul>
 
+
<p><a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt">1898-1900</a> | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt">1904</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt">1905</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt">1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt">1905-1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt">1907</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt">1908</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt">1909</a> | 1900 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt">1910</a> | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt">1919</a> |</p>
'''Taxpayers--Personal Property'''
+
<h4>Death</h4>
 
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_nowiki">''Online Death Indexes and Records''</span></p>
*[http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881]
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li><b>Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953</b> Free name indexes and images at <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272">FamilySearch.org</a>. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.</li>
==== Vital Records  ====
+
    <li><a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm">Transcribed</a> from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.</li>
 
+
</ul>
===== Birth  =====
+
<p><i>Original Death Records on Microfilm</i>&lt;/nowiki&gt; </p>
 
+
<h3>Web Sites</h3>
===== Marriage =====
+
<ul>
 
+
    <li>The <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm">1880 Business Patron&rsquo;s References</a> is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.</li>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>  
+
    <li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;}}</span></li>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt 1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News]<br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/">The Allen County OHGenWeb Project</a>, a member of The <a href="OHGenWeb">OHGenWeb Project</a>, an affiliate of <a href="USGenWeb">The USGenWeb Project</a>.</li>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News]<br>  
+
    <li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm">The USGenWeb Archives Project</a> for Allen County</li>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt 1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News]<br>  
+
</ul>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B]<br>  
+
<h3>Places</h3>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt 1889-1893 Marriage Licenses]<br>  
+
<h4>Populated Places</h4>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt 1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages]<br>  
+
<p><b>Cities</b></p>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt Marriages with no date]<br>
+
<table width="40%">
 
+
    <tbody>
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
+
        <tr>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt 1876] | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt 1881] | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt 1889] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt 1890] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt 1891] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt 1892] | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt 1896] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt 1897] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt 1898-1899] | <br>  
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li><a href="Delphos, Ohio">Delphos</a></li>
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt 1898-1900] | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt 1904] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt 1905] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt 1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt 1905-1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt 1907] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt 1908] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt 1909] | 1900 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt 1910] | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt 1919] |<br>  
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
==== Death  ====
+
                <li>Lima</li>
 
+
            </ul>
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
+
            </td>
 
+
        </tr>
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Transcribed] from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.
+
    </tbody>
 
+
</table>
==== Family History Centers  ====
+
<p><b>Villages</b></p>
 
+
<table width="80%">
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
    <tbody>
*[[Lima Ohio Family History Center]]
+
        <tr>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
=== Web Sites  ===
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Beaverdam</li>
*The [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm 1880 Business Patron’s References] is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.
+
                <li><a href="Bluffton, Ohio">Bluffton</a></li>
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;}}
+
            </ul>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/ The Allen County OHGenWeb Project], a member of The [[OHGenWeb|OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
+
            </td>
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allen County
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
=== Places  ===
+
                <li>Cairo</li>
 
+
                <li>Elida</li>
==== Populated Places  ====
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
'''Cities'''
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"
+
                <li>Fort Shawnee</li>
|-
+
                <li>Harrod</li>
| valign="top" |  
+
            </ul>
*[[Delphos, Ohio|Delphos]]
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
| valign="top" |
+
            <ul>
*Lima
+
                <li>Lafayette</li>
 
+
                <li>Spencerville</li>
|}
+
            </ul>
 
+
            </td>
'''Villages'''
+
        </tr>
 
+
    </tbody>
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="80%"
+
</table>
|-
+
<p><b>Townships</b></p>
| valign="top" |  
+
<table width="80%">
*Beaverdam
+
    <tbody>
*[[Bluffton, Ohio|Bluffton]]
+
        <tr>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
| valign="top" |  
+
            <ul>
*Cairo
+
                <li>Amanda</li>
*Elida
+
                <li>American</li>
 
+
                <li>Auglaize</li>
| valign="top" |
+
            </ul>
*Fort Shawnee
+
            </td>
*Harrod
+
            <td valign="top">
 
+
            <ul>
| valign="top" |
+
                <li>Bath</li>
*Lafayette
+
                <li>Jackson</li>
*Spencerville
+
                <li>Marion</li>
 
+
            </ul>
|}
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
'''Townships'''
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Monroe</li>
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="80%"
+
                <li>Perry</li>
|-
+
                <li>Richland</li>
| valign="top" |
+
            </ul>
*Amanda
+
            </td>
*American
+
            <td valign="top">
*Auglaize
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Shawnee</li>
| valign="top" |  
+
                <li>Spencer</li>
*Bath
+
                <li>Sugar Creek</li>
*Jackson
+
            </ul>
*Marion
+
            </td>
 
+
        </tr>
| valign="top" |  
+
    </tbody>
*Monroe
+
</table>
*Perry
+
<p><b>Communities</b></p>
*Richland
+
<table width="40%">
 
+
    <tbody>
| valign="top" |
+
        <tr>
*Shawnee
+
            <td valign="top">
*Spencer
+
            <ul>
*Sugar Creek
+
                <li>Gomer</li>
 
+
            </ul>
|}
+
            </td>
 
+
            <td valign="top">
'''Communities'''
+
            <ul>
 
+
                <li>Westminster</li>
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"
+
            </ul>
|-
+
            </td>
| valign="top" |  
+
        </tr>
*Gomer
+
    </tbody>
 
+
</table>
| valign="top" |
+
<h3>References</h3>
*Westminster
+
<p>&nbsp;</p>
 
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Ohio|Ohio}}</span> </p>
|}
+
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Ohio-stub}}</span></p>
 
+
<p><a href="Category:Allen_County,_Ohio">Allen_County,_Ohio</a></p>
=== References  ===
 
 
 
<references />  
 
 
 
{{Ohio|Ohio}} {{Ohio-stub}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Allen_County,_Ohio]]
 

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Historical Facts

<tbody> </tbody>
Beginning dates for major county records
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">Death</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Census">Tax</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a>
<a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records">Probate</a>
1867
1831
1867
1831
1835
*For earlier dates, try... <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> | <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a>
  • Parent Counties: Formed from <a href="Shelby County, Ohio">Shelby</a>, <a href="Logan County, Ohio">Logan</a>, and <a href="Mercer County, Ohio">Mercer</a> counties 12 February 1820.Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  • County Seat: Lima
  • Neighboring Counties: Allen County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
    <a href="Auglaize County, Ohio">Auglaize</a> (south)  ·  <a href="Hancock County, Ohio">Hancock</a> (northeast)  · <a href="Hardin County, Ohio">Hardin</a> (east)  · <a href="Putnam County, Ohio">Putnam</a> (north)  · <a href="Van Wert County, Ohio">Van Wert</a> (west)

Boundary Changes

  • 14 February 1848: Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.
  • 1848: Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.
  • 1848: Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.
  • May 1853: Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.

See an interactive map of Allen County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.

Record Loss

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/3/30/Fire.png" alt="Fire.png" class="fck_mw_left" style="width: 24;" />1929--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.  Many county records destroyed. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Rural

Urban

Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio

  • Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651
  • Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831

Census

Template:USCensusPopfckLR 1785
1850--Federal Census transcription and images
1920--index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"

Church Records

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 Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.a

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Allen County, Ohio

Land and Property

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

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt">Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription</a>
It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Local Histories

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

Maps

Migration

Military

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

Civil War

  • Civil War service men from Van Wert County 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 Van Wert County.
-<a href="4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry">4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry</a>, Companies F and I
-<a href="99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Companies B and E

World War I

Miscellaneous

Naturalization and Citizenship

County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.

Newspapers

Allen County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.
To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.
For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.

Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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Obituaries

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio 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, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Courthouse</a>
301 N Main Street
Lima, OH 45801-4456

<a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/">Allen County Website</a>
Phone: 419.223.8513

Probate Court  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth">births</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death">deaths</a> from 1867, <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">marriages</a> from 1831, and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate">probate records</a>.
Court Clerk  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage">divorces</a> and <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records">court records</a> from 1831.
<a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html">County Museum</a>  has <a href="Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship">naturalizations</a> 1851-1929.

Family History Centers
  • <a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a href="Lima Ohio Family History Center">Lima Ohio Family History Center</a>
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

1834 Tax Lists

Taxpayers--Personal Property

 Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts. See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online. Online Birth Indexes and Records Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records
Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

 

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt">1876</a> | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt">1881</a> | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt">1889</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt">1890</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt">1891</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt">1892</a> | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt">1896</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt">1897</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt">1898-1899</a> |

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900

<a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt">1898-1900</a> | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt">1904</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt">1905</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt">1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt">1905-1906</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt">1907</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt">1908</a> | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt">1909</a> | 1900 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt">1910</a> | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | <a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt">1919</a> |

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm</nowiki>

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities

<tbody> </tbody>
  • <a href="Delphos, Ohio">Delphos</a>
  • Lima

Villages

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Beaverdam
  • <a href="Bluffton, Ohio">Bluffton</a>
  • Cairo
  • Elida
  • Fort Shawnee
  • Harrod
  • Lafayette
  • Spencerville

Townships

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Amanda
  • American
  • Auglaize
  • Bath
  • Jackson
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Shawnee
  • Spencer
  • Sugar Creek

Communities

<tbody> </tbody>
  • Gomer
  • Westminster

References

 

Template:Ohio-stub

<a href="Category:Allen_County,_Ohio">Allen_County,_Ohio</a>

  1. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.