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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County'''<br><br>{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
 
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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>301 N. MainSt.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801<br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us '''Allen County Website''']<br>Phone: 419-222-8427
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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>301 N. Main St.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801-4456<br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']<br>Phone: 419.223.8513
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth"&gt;Birth&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage"&gt;Marriage&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death"&gt;Death&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Census"&gt;Tax&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property"&gt;Land&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records"&gt;Probate&lt;/a&gt;'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1835</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1835</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''&lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records"&gt;Church&lt;/a&gt; &#124; &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries"&gt;Obituaries&lt;/a&gt; &#124; &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries"&gt;Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" 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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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from &lt;a href="Shelby County, Ohio"&gt;Shelby&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href="Logan County, Ohio"&gt;Logan&lt;/a&gt;, and &lt;a href="Mercer County, Ohio"&gt;Mercer&lt;/a&gt; counties 12 February 1820.<ref>&lt;i&gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&lt;/i&gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="42" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;; &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="41" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] counties 12 February 1820.<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}}.</ref>  
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima  
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>
*'''Neighboring Counties''': &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="39" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;'''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> &lt;a href="Auglaize County, Ohio"&gt;Auglaize&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;(south) &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="36" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;&nbsp;&lt;a href="Hancock County, Ohio"&gt;Hancock&lt;/a&gt; (northeast) &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="34" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; &lt;a href="Hardin County, Ohio"&gt;Hardin&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;(east) &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="32" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; &lt;a href="Putnam County, Ohio"&gt;Putnam&lt;/a&gt; (north) &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="30" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; &lt;a href="Van Wert County, Ohio"&gt;Van Wert&lt;/a&gt; (west)
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*'''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)
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''May 1853:''' Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.
 
*'''May 1853:''' Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.
  
See an interactive map of Allen County &lt;a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html"&gt;boundary changes&lt;/a&gt;.  
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See an interactive map of Allen County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
&lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/3/30/Fire.png" alt="Fire.png" class="fck_mw_left" style="width: 24;" /&gt;'''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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[[Image:Fire.png|left|24px|Fire.png]]'''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>  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster  
 
*Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster  
*&lt;a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496"&gt;Salem Cemetery, Harrod&lt;/a&gt; BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=78496 Salem Cemetery, Harrod] BillionGraves
  
 
''Urban''  
 
''Urban''  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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|1830=578
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|1840=9079
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|1850=12109
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|1860=19185
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|1870=23623
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|1880=31314
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|1890=40644
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|1900=47976
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|1910=56580
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|1920=68223
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|1930=69419
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|1940=73303
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|1950=88183
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|1960=103691
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|1970=111144
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|1980=112241
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|1990=109755
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|2000=108743
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|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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|estimate=105168
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}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"  
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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:*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
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{{OH History}}
  
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{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}
  
 
*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)  
 
*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)  
*&lt;a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm"&gt;1875 Personal Histories&lt;/a&gt; of Allen County Ohio.  
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm 1875 Personal Histories] of Allen County Ohio.  
 
*In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.  
 
*In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.  
*Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the &lt;a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm"&gt;History of Allen County Ohio&lt;/a&gt;
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*Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm History of Allen County Ohio]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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{{OH Land}}<br> <br>
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription] It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.  
  
&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/land/allen.txt"&gt;Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription&lt;/a&gt;<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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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{{OH History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm"&gt;Township maps of Allen County in 1880&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/township_maps.htm Township maps of Allen County in 1880]<br>
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH"&gt;Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migcounty=Allen%20County,%20OH Migrations Through Allen County, Ohio]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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'''Revolutionary War'''  
 
'''Revolutionary War'''  
  
*&lt;a href="http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html"&gt;Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html Pensioners Living in Ohio in 1818-1819]
*&lt;a href="http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html"&gt;1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/1840oh_a.html 1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary and Military Services]
  
 
'''War of 1812'''  
 
'''War of 1812'''  
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html"&gt;Roster of Ohio Soldiers&lt;/a&gt; at The Ohio Historical Society
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*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/rosters.html Roster of Ohio Soldiers] at The Ohio Historical Society
  
 
'''Civil War'''  
 
'''Civil War'''  
  
*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.
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*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>
  
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:-[[4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Companies F and I
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:-[[99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and E<br><br>
  
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html Civil War Rosters]
 
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm Men In the Civil War] Allen County, Ohio  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=66432 Civil War Casualties from Allen County], Ohio (this site contains burials from many states)<br>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)<br>
 
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*[http://www.delphos-ohio.com/war.htm Allen County War Casualties ]&nbsp;(Includes Persian Gulf, Vietnamese, Korean,&nbsp;WWI, WWII, CIVIL War &amp; Spanish Mexican&nbsp;Casualties)
:-&lt;a href="4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry"&gt;4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry&lt;/a&gt;, Companies F and I
 
 
 
:-&lt;a href="99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry"&gt;99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry&lt;/a&gt;, Companies B and E
 
 
 
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*&lt;a href="http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-oh.html"&gt;Civil War Rosters&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/civilwar.htm"&gt;Men In the Civil War&lt;/a&gt; Allen County, Ohio  
 
*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&amp;GSvcid=66432"&gt;Civil War Casualties from Allen County&lt;/a&gt;, Ohio (this site contains burials from many states)<br> 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)  
 
*&lt;a href="http://www.delphos-ohio.com/war.htm"&gt;Allen County War Casualties &lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;(Includes Persian Gulf, Vietnamese, Korean,&nbsp;WWI, WWII, CIVIL War &amp; Spanish Mexican&nbsp;Casualties)
 
  
 
'''World War I'''  
 
'''World War I'''  
  
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt"&gt;The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/wwi/ub.txtt The Unreturning Brave (from WWI) published in 1925]
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt"&gt;List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt List of Dead Heroes Whose Bodies Rest in Allen County]<br>
  
 
'''Miscellaneous'''  
 
'''Miscellaneous'''  
  
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt"&gt;The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county&lt;/a&gt; whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907
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*[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
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.  
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County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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{{OHnewspapers|Allen}}
 
 
'''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''
 
  
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm"&gt;Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Search Engine for the Obituary Index to the Lima News]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{OH Probate Intro}} {{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Adams|389770}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
&lt;a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/"&gt;Allen County Courthouse&lt;/a&gt;<br> 301 N Main Street<br> Lima, OH 45801-4456<br> <br> &lt;a href="http://www.co.allen.oh.us/"&gt;Allen County Website&lt;/a&gt;<br> Phone: 419.223.8513  
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[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Main Street<br>Lima, OH 45801-4456<br><br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Website]<br> Phone: 419.223.8513 <br>
  
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:'''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|births]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Death|deaths]] from 1867, [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|marriages]] from 1831, and [[Allen County, Ohio#Probate|probate records]]. <br>
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:'''''Court Clerk&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|divorces]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records|court records]] from 1831.<br>
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:'''''[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html County Museum]&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|naturalizations]] 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" /><br><br>
  
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
:'''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Birth"&gt;births&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Death"&gt;deaths&lt;/a&gt; from 1867, &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage"&gt;marriages&lt;/a&gt; from 1831, and &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Probate"&gt;probate records&lt;/a&gt;.
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{{OH fhc|Allen}} [[Lima Ohio Family History Center|Lima Ohio Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
  
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*[[St Mary Ohio Family History Center]]
  
:'''''Court Clerk&nbsp;''''' has &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Marriage"&gt;divorces&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records"&gt;court records&lt;/a&gt; from 1831.
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===== Libraries  =====
  
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*[http://www.limalibrary.com/ Lima Public Library]
  
:'''''&lt;a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html"&gt;County Museum&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;''''' has &lt;a href="Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship"&gt;naturalizations&lt;/a&gt; 1851-1929.
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===== Museums  =====
  
<br>
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===== Societies  =====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society] Lima, Ohio.
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*[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
  
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==== &nbsp;Taxation  ====
  
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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'''1834 Tax Lists'''
  
*&lt;a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers"&gt;Introduction to LDS Family History Centers&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm Amanda and Auglaize Townships]
*&lt;a href="Lima Ohio Family History Center"&gt;Lima Ohio Family History Center&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm Bath and Deuchoquette Townships]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm German and Jackson Townships]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships]
  
===== Libraries  =====
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'''Taxpayers--Personal Property'''
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.limalibrary.com/"&gt;Lima Public Library&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881]
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Allen|380476}}
  
===== Museums =====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
===== Societies =====
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===== Birth =====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html"&gt;Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society&lt;/a&gt; Lima, Ohio.
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*&lt;a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/"&gt;Allen County Museum and Historical Society&lt;/a&gt; Lima, Ohio, including the &lt;a href="http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html"&gt;Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library&lt;/a&gt; for genealogical and historical research
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  
&lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="9" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;
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:*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
'''1834 Tax Lists'''  
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:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/amanda_auglaize.htm"&gt;Amanda and Auglaize Townships&lt;/a&gt;
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($) <br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/bath_deuchoquette.htm"&gt;Bath and Deuchoquette Townships&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/german_jackson.htm"&gt;German and Jackson Townships&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohallen/taxlists/marion_perry_wayne.htm"&gt;Marion, Perry and Wayne Townships&lt;/a&gt;
 
  
'''Taxpayers--Personal Property'''
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===== Marriage  =====
  
*&lt;a href="http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/allen/taxlists/allencou19nms.txt"&gt;Allen County Tax List August 25, 1881&lt;/a&gt;
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
==== &nbsp;Vital Records ====
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:*'''1789–1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
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:*'''1800–1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later
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:*'''1803-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  
&lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="7" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; ''Online Birth Indexes and Records'' ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''  
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:*'''1836-1852''' - [http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>
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:*'''1854''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt 1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News]<br>
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:*'''1852-1860''' - [http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News]<br>
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:*'''1860''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt 1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News]<br>
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:*'''1861-1862''' - [http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B]<br>
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:*'''1889-1893''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt 1889-1893 Marriage Licenses]<br>
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:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1900''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt 1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages]<br>
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt Marriages with no date]<br>
  
===== Birth  =====
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''<br>
  
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death =====
 
 
===== Marriage =====
 
  
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm"&gt;1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive&lt;/a&gt;
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:*'''1854–1997''' - {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt"&gt;1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News&lt;/a&gt;
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:*'''1908–1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates.  
*&lt;a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm"&gt;1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News&lt;/a&gt;
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:*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.  
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt"&gt;1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News&lt;/a&gt;
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:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Transcribed] from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.
*&lt;a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm"&gt;1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt"&gt;1889-1893 Marriage Licenses&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt"&gt;1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages&lt;/a&gt;
 
*&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt"&gt;Marriages with no date&lt;/a&gt;
 
  
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
  
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===== Divorce  =====
  
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
  
&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt"&gt;1876&lt;/a&gt; | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt"&gt;1881&lt;/a&gt; | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt"&gt;1889&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt"&gt;1890&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt"&gt;1891&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt"&gt;1892&lt;/a&gt; | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt"&gt;1896&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt"&gt;1897&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt"&gt;1898-1899&lt;/a&gt; |  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt 1876] | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt 1881] | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt 1889] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt 1890] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt 1891] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt 1892] | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt 1896] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt 1897] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt 1898-1899] | <br>
  
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
  
&lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt"&gt;1898-1900&lt;/a&gt; | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt"&gt;1904&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt"&gt;1905&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt"&gt;1906&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt"&gt;1905-1906&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt"&gt;1907&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt"&gt;1908&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt"&gt;1909&lt;/a&gt; | 1900 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt"&gt;1910&lt;/a&gt; | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | &lt;a href="http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt"&gt;1919&lt;/a&gt; |  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt 1898-1900] | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt 1904] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt 1905] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt 1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt 1905-1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt 1907] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt 1908] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt 1909] | 1900 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt 1910] | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt 1919] |<br>  
 
 
==== Death  ====
 
 
 
<nowiki>''Online Death Indexes and Records''</nowiki>  
 
  
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272"&gt;FamilySearch.org&lt;/a&gt;. 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.
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*'''1962-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($) <br>
*&lt;a href="http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm"&gt;Transcribed&lt;/a&gt; from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.
 
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''&lt;/nowiki&gt;
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<br> {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Allen|345381}}
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*The &lt;a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm"&gt;1880 Business Patron’s References&lt;/a&gt; is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.  
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*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.  
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;}}
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/"&gt;The Allen County OHGenWeb Project&lt;/a&gt;, a member of The &lt;a href="OHGenWeb"&gt;OHGenWeb Project&lt;/a&gt;, an affiliate of &lt;a href="USGenWeb"&gt;The USGenWeb Project&lt;/a&gt;.  
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*[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]].  
*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm"&gt;The USGenWeb Archives Project&lt;/a&gt; for Allen County
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allen County
  
 
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*&lt;a href="Bluffton, Ohio"&gt;Bluffton&lt;/a&gt;
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Revision as of 20:01, 4 April 2013

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Online Records


Allen County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Allen County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Allen County Courthouse
301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801-4456
Allen County Website
Phone: 419.223.8513


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1831
1867
1831
1835
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Shelby, Logan, and Mercer counties 12 February 1820.[1]
  • County Seat: Lima
  • Neighboring Counties: Allen County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in [2]
    Auglaize (south)  ·  Hancock (northeast)  · Hardin (east)  · Putnam (north)  · Van Wert (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 boundary changes.

Record Loss

Fire.png
1929--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.  Many county records destroyed. [3]

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Rural

  • Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster
  • Salem Cemetery, Harrod BillionGraves

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830578
18409,0791,470.8%
185012,10933.4%
186019,18558.4%
187023,62323.1%
188031,31432.6%
189040,64429.8%
190047,97618.0%
191056,58017.9%
192068,22320.6%
193069,4191.8%
194073,3035.6%
195088,18320.3%
1960103,69117.6%
1970111,1447.2%
1980112,2411.0%
1990109,755−2.2%
2000108,743−0.9%
Est. 2008[4]105,168−3.3%
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.

Catholic
  • 1796–2004 Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by browsing the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.



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
  • The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)
  • 1875 Personal Histories of Allen County Ohio.
  • In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.
  • Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the History of 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.

Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Finding More Land Records

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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.
-4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies F and I
-99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and E

World War I

Miscellaneous

Naturalization and Citizenship

County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.[1]

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).

===== Finding More Probate Records =====

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Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
301 N Main Street
Lima, OH 45801-4456

Allen County Website
Phone: 419.223.8513

Probate Court  has births and deaths from 1867, marriages from 1831, and probate records.
Court Clerk  has divorces and court records from 1831.
County Museum  has naturalizations 1851-1929.[1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Allen County, Ohio Genealogy is the Lima Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

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

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Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

  • 1821–1962 - Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce
  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees

1876 | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | 1881 | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | 1889 | 1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898-1899 |

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

1898-1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1905-1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909 | 1900 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 |


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Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities

  • Lima

Villages

  • Cairo
  • Elida
  • Fort Shawnee
  • Harrod
  • Lafayette
  • Spencerville

Townships

  • Amanda
  • American
  • Auglaize
  • Bath
  • Jackson
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Shawnee
  • Spencer
  • Sugar Creek

Communities

  • Gomer
  • Westminster

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929
  4. "Allen County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008-07-25. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  5. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.

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