Allen County, Ohio - OHGenWeb Site...
A good place to start
The Allen County Research Resources page
lists the various information that is available on and offsite
that will assist Allen County Researchers. People new to
research or new to this web site will want to start with the Research
Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Society
The ACGS is not affiliated with the OHGebWeb
Project, this website, but we do work together to assist
researchers in Allen County, Ohio. The website for the
Society is located at (Clickable link): http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html
A Brief History
Allen County was formed
April 1, 1820, from
Indian Territory, and named in
honor of a Col. Allen, of the war of 1812; it was
temporarily attached to Mercer county for judicial purposes.
The southern part has many Germans. A large part of the
original settlers were of Pennsylvania origin. The western
half of the county is flat, and presents the common features
of the Black Swamp. The eastern part is gently rolling, and in
the southeastern part are gravelly ridges and knolls. The
"Dividing Ridge" is occupied by handsome,
well-drained farms, which is in marked contrast with much of
the surrounding county, which is still in the primeval forest
condition. Its area is 440 square miles. Allen
County was originally created from portions of Wood,
Mercer, and Shelby,
Counties. In the 1840's, AuglaizeCounty was formed from a portion of Allen County.
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This onsite page lists fairly extensive resources and is a
good starting place for researchers that are just beginning
their research in Hancock County.
History of the USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project and the OHGenWeb
project were initiated in 1996. The organization is
staffed totally with volunteers who devote their time out of a
passion for genealogy and an interest in providing assistance
to researchers. Read more about the history of this