Allen County Genealogical Society

Allen County, Ohio

 

Research Resources

 

Local Allen County Resources

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Allen County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1104
Lima, Ohio 45802
419-339-9793
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html

Lima Public Library
650 W. Market St
Lima, Ohio 45801-4678
419-228-5113
www.limalibrary.com/

Allen County Courthouse
P. O. Box 1243
Lima, Ohio 45802
419-223-8501
301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801
419-223-8501 or 228-3700

Allen County Health Department
219 E. Market St.
Lima, Ohio 45801
419-228-4457
www.allencountyhealthdepartment.org

Perry Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 2402
Cridersville, Ohio 45806
www.perryhistory-aoh.com
Email: info@perryhistory-aoh.com
Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM
at the Perry Township Historical Society Museum, 2703 Greely Chapel Road
(Corner of Greely Chapel & Hanthorn Road).

Lima LDS Family History Center
1190 Brower Road
Lima, Ohio 4580
419-227-2537
Note: The above is not a mailing address.
Mon 10 AM - 4 PM
Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sat 10 AM - 12 Noon

Allen County Historical Society (Museum)
Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library
(Genealogical & Historical library)
650 W. Market St.
Lima, Ohio 45801
419-222-9426
aselfridge@wcoil.com
www.allencountymuseum.org

Paddy’s Place: Paddy’s Place is an auxiliary
web-site to the Allen County Museum offering
additional information on current programs
and historical topics.
http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Paddys_Place.html

Elida Historical Committee
Rhonda McCoy, secretary
Email: mericlna@oplin.org

Bluffton Public Library
145 S. Main Street
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
419-358-5016
www.blufftonpubliclibrary.org

Swiss Community Historical Society
P.O. Box 5
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
www.pandoraoh.com (Click “Our History”)
Keith Sommer (Curator)
419-384-3412

Gomer Welsh Community Museum
7365 Gomer Road,
Gomer, Ohio
419-642-5405
www.welsh-society.org
Carla Olds
419-999-5820
Open every 2nd & 4th Sunday 1:30-4:00 PM
Map: http://tinyurl.com/Gomer-Welsh-Community-Museum

Delphos Canal Commission Museum
241 N. Main St.
Delphos, OH 45833
419-695-7737 or 419-692-4496
www.delphoscanalcommission.com

Delphos Public Library
Genealogy Room
309 W. Second St.
Delphos, Ohio 45833
419-695-4015
Email:mericlna@oplin.org
www.delphos.lib.oh

Spencerville Historical Museum
Spencerville Historical Society
119 E. Fourth Street
P.O. Box 8
Spencerville, Ohio
45887 419-647-4993 or 419-647-4851

Cridersville Historical Society
P. O. Box 2444
Cridersville, OH 45806-0444
419-645-5955
107 West Main Street
Cridersville, Ohio 45806
Greg Myers, Trustee
419/645-5374
Email: waedc@bright.net

Woodlawn Cemetery
1751 Spencerville Road
Lima, Ohio 45805
419-223-9831

Memorial Park Cemetery
3000 Harding Hwy.
Lima, Ohio 45804
419-223-3811

Issues of the "Allen County Reporter" of special interest to genealogists:

Gomer’s First 150 Years, Vol. # XXXIX, No. 2, 1983, Vol. # XXXIX, No. 3, 1983

Pioneer History of Allen County, 1876, Vol. # LVII, No. 1, 2001

The Allen County Reporter, Vol. XXXX, No. 3, 1984 contains the history of the
townships in Allen County.

How Hog Creek Got Its Name, Vol. # LII, No. 1 1996 contains the story of the
early Allen County settlers & the Shawnee Indians, including the family history
of Chief PHT.

Websites

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Allen County Genealogical Society
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html

Allen County Genweb
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/

Delphos, Ohio History
www.delphos-ohio.com

Ohio Genweb
www.ohgenweb.org

History of Ohio by Henry Howe & other Ohio resources
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/

Ohio Lands – Download the Official Ohio Lands book
http://www.auditor.state.oh.us/Publications/General/OhioLandsBook.pdf

Ohio Genealogical Society
www.ogs.org

Ohio Historical Society
www.ohiohistory.org

Ohio Network of American History & Research Centers
http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/lgr/networkl.html

Heritage Pursuit
www.heritagepursuit.com

Miami Valley Genealogical Index
www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/miami/miami.htm

Ohio Lands-A Short History
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohfrankl/Land/ohl2.html

Ohio Memory Scrapbook
www.ohiomemory.org

Genealogy Buff
www.genealogybuff.com/oh/

Ohio Death Certificates 1908-1953
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/deathrecs.htm

Cleveland Public Library – Necrology Index
http://www.cpl.org/necrology

 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index
www.index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index

Low cost source for obituaries & some other Ohio records:

Stark County Public Library
www.starklibrary.org/genealogy

National Genealogical Society-
www.ngsgenealogy.org

Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Center (LDS)
www.familysearch.org

LDS Family Search
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start

Cyndi’s List
www.cyndislist.com

Access to Heritage Quest:   Columbus Library (requires library card)
www.columbuslibrary.org

Lima Public Library
http://www.youseemore.com/lima/

Civil War Sailors and Soldiers System
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/

US Genweb
http://www.usgenweb.org

Rootsweb
www.rootsweb.com

World Connect
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Find A Grave
www.findagrave.com

By subscription or library/library card access:

Ancestry.com
www.ancestry.com

Footnote.com
www.footnote.com

Genealogy Bank
www.genealogybank.com

World Vital Records
www.worldvitalrecords.com

New England Historic Genealogical Society
www.newenglandancestors.org

1880 Allen County Map with Property Subdivisions
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1880maps/1880_maps.htm

Personal Histories of Allen County, Ohio
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm

Local Cemetery Photos - by Charlotte Miller
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~charlotteamiller/index.html

Free genealogy software
http://legacyfamilytree.com

Easiest, free, & most professional looking website for you to put your genealogy online:
www.tribalpages.com

These Allen County related websites are provided because they
contain mega amounts of information and links for information about
many places (offices, officials, etc.).

Tri-county Guide
www.delphosherald.com/
(Click on first picture) - See separate page for contents.

Allen County’s municipal website
www.allencountyohio.com/