Allen County Research Resources ...

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Research suggestions relating to Allen County

OHGenWeb site  Click here (Offsite)

USGenWeb site  Click here (Offsite)

Allen County Genealogy Society


Allen County chapter, O. G. S.
Box 1104
Lima, Ohio 45802

List of publications that the ACGS sells.  Click here

Allen County Courthouse  (County website click here)
            301 North Main Street
            Lima OH 45801-4456

Allen County Museum and Historical Society
The Historical Society is located in the Museum.  Hours of operation are 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. every day except Monday and national holidays.  Additional information provided here.


This "virtual library" of historical documents that have been contributed by researchers.  Here you will find the individual Ohio Counties' Archives, and you may find items such as wills, obituaries, letters, biographical sketches, County and Township histories, census, cemeteries, etc.

Search the Message Boards

Search the email lists

Search the Archive of Messages for OHALLEN Mailing List: Click to access several years of posts to the Allen County mailing list.  

Biographies - Allen County residents
History of Allen County, Ohio and Representative Citizens 
Personal Histories of Allen County, Ohio - 1875 (Offsite)
Allen County Biographies contributed to Rootsweb (Offsite)

Cemetery Lists

Census (Offsite)
Allen County Census - 1850 alpha index

Allen County Census - 1850  (JPEG images of actual pages)
Allen County Census- 1850   (Transcribed Text Version)
USGenWeb Census Project (Allen County and other Ohio Counties - work in progress)
Online Census Images

Census Online - Ohio Map
Census Online - Links to Online Census Records

Cities and Villages
Allen County Ohio - Populated Places (cites and towns) from GNIS
Geographic Names Information System (Offsite)
Allen County Municipal - Cities and Villages  (Offsite)

Civil War 
Allen County Men who participated (Offsite) - this site has obits, cemetery records, birth, death, marriage information and more.
Click here.  (Offsite)

Land Records
ALLEN COUNTY OHIO - Bureau of Land Management Database  (Offsite)
These records are extracted from the Bureau of Land Management Database for the state of Ohio. It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Lima Public Library
The Lima Public Library has the obits indexed from 1930 
to the present.  You can request copies from them at:
  Lima Public Library
650 W. Market St.
Lima, Ohio 45801-4678
419-228-5113 (Offsite)

Lookups for Allen County
Several Allen County researchers who have availability of books and other research data pertaining to Allen County have generously volunteered to provide lookups to fellow researchers.  To view what is available, click here.

Message Boards (Offsite)
RootsWeb - Allen County
Genforum - Allen County

Mail List for Allen County Ohio

or those interested in genealogy in Allen County, you are encouraged to subscribe to the Allen County LIST.  Just send email to:  Leave the subject line blank and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the message bodyYou will receive an automatic response confirming your subscription along with instructions on how to post messages and unsubscribe when you choose.  The LIST membership is free.

Map showing ALL Ohio Counties (Offsite)
Small Township County Map
1914 Allen County Map from Atlas
.  Shows towns and connecting roads. (Offsite)
Modern Map of Allen County

Ohio Map showing all Counties and Townships - Useful Research Tool
Note:  This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the file.
May be printed.

Marriage Records (Offsite)
Marriage records

Personal Histories of Allen County Residents

1880 Personal Histories of Allen County, Ohio
1880 Allen County, Ohio Business Patrons' References
Henry Howe's History of Ohio (Offsite)

Record Dates - Allen County Ohio  (dates record keeping began)

Birth Marriage Death Land Court
1867 1831 1867 1831 1831

Surnames and Queries
Submitted by Allen County Researchers

Social Security Index - Allen County
Use this search engine to search for your Allen County ancestor.

Tax Lists, Early Allen County - Dated 1834
Amanda and Auglaize
Bath and Deuchoquette
German and Jackson
Marion, Perry and Wayne

Township maps dated 1880
Small map showing location of Townships

Ohio Memories Project - Allen County images and documents
Lima TB Hospital Photos