Need Help?

There are several ways you may seek assistance with your research efforts.  Individuals seeking assistance are reminded that the people who may assist you are all volunteers and provide help because of their interest in furthering family history research through their efforts. 

Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Society

The Allen County Genealogy Society is not affiliated with the Allen County, OHGenWeb Project, the site that you are currently viewing.  We do work in a collaborative effort to try and meet the needs of researchers working in Allen County, Ohio. 

Click here to visit the AC OGS web site
Click here to join the AC OGS email list.

The list is open to any topic about The Allen County Genealogy Society, surnames, history, queries and any topic such as sharing recipes, and family stories in a laid back forum. Also postings of the Society events, meetings & other important information will be sent to the list.

The Society also has several publications that may be purchased.  These materials include marriage lists, cemetery lists, census, etc.  You may view the publications here.

The Society also will do limited research and lookups for researchers at the Genealogy Library located in the Allen County Museum. 

Volunteers will do limited research in the genealogy room at the Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library located at the Allen Co Museum.  Requests may be sent to:

Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Society 

P. O. Box 1104
Lima, Ohio 45802


Allen County, Ohio OHGenWeb Project "Lookups"

Click here to examine what volunteers have offered as look up resources.

Subscribe to the Allen County, Ohio email list 

What is a mail list?
Further information here

Post questions or requests for assistance.  Click here to join the list.  Leave the subject line blank and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the message body. You will automatically receive instructions as to how to make posts to the list.

This list is not affiliated with the Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Society although a few members of the Society are also subscribers to the list.  The list has over 200 subscribers.  You may post a request for assistance.  Please understand that you may or may not receive a response to your request.  Often it makes sense to post the same request more than once.

Through the use of the list, you may ask fellow Allen County researchers if they can help you find your ancestors. Ask questions pertaining to research in Allen County. Monitor messages posted by others and share information with researchers that connect to your lines. This is a great resource that you can use to share and obtain information.  Several local Allen County residents monitor the list and may be able to assist you by answering County specific questions.

The USGenWeb Project sponsors lists for all counties in the United States and international locations.    For information about joining lists for other locations, click here.  For lists specific to Ohio, click here.

Subscribe to a SURNAME list

Rootsweb.com also sponsors lists for hundreds of surnames.  You may also want to consider joining a list that pertains to the surnames you are researching.  You may view the surname list, click here.  The surname lists operates the same way as the county lists referred to above.

What is a mail list?

A mailing list is a way of forwarding messages to others who are interested in the same genealogical research as you. You send your message to the list and it is sent to everyone who has subscribed to that list. And everything that anyone else sends to the list will be sent to you. It is a great way to find others who are researching in the same area or are researching the same surname. 

A mail list does not have an address that you can go to. It is not a place on the Internet. It only forwards email messages. It will have an address something like: LISTNAME@rootsweb.co 

A website will have an address that starts with "http://" or "www."

If you are new to family history research and the use of "lists", please take a moment and review the information posted here.  If you wish additional information about Mailing Lists prior to subscribing, click here.