Allen County Research Resources ...
If you are new to family history research,
you may find this information helpful.
Research suggestions relating to Allen County
USGenWeb site Click
Allen County Genealogy Society
Allen County chapter, O. G. S.
Lima, Ohio 45802
List of publications that the ACGS
Allen County Courthouse
(County website click
301 North Main Street
Lima OH 45801-4456
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This "virtual library" of historical documents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,
Search the Message Boards
the email lists
Search the Archive of Messages for OHALLEN Mailing List: Click
to access several years of posts to the Allen County mailing
Allen County residents
History of Allen County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Histories of Allen County, Ohio - 1875 (Offsite)
County Biographies contributed to Rootsweb (Offsite)
Allen County Census - 1850 alpha index
County Census - 1850 (JPEG
images of actual pages)
County Census- 1850 (Transcribed
Census Project (Allen County and other Ohio Counties - work in
Online - Ohio Map
Online - Links to Online Census Records
Cities and Villages
Allen County Ohio - Populated Places (cites and towns) from GNIS
Geographic Names Information System (Offsite)
County Municipal - Cities and Villages (Offsite)
County Men who participated (Offsite)
- this site has obits, cemetery records, birth, death,
marriage information and more.
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:
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
Message Boards (Offsite)
- Allen County
Genforum - Allen County
List for Allen County Ohio
those interested in genealogy in Allen
County, you are encouraged to subscribe
to the Allen County LIST. Just send email to:
OHALLEN-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject line blank and
the word SUBSCRIBE in the message body.
You will receive an
automatic response confirming your subscription along with instructions
on how to post messages and unsubscribe
choose. The LIST
membership is free.
showing ALL Ohio Counties (Offsite)
Small Township County
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
Note: This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat
read the file.
May be printed.
Personal Histories of Allen County Residents
Personal Histories of Allen County, Ohio (Offsite)
1880 Allen County, Ohio Business Patrons' References (Offsite)
Howe's History of Ohio (Offsite)
- Allen County Ohio (dates record keeping began)
Surnames and Queries
Submitted by Allen County
Social Security Index - Allen County
this search engine to search for your Allen County ancestor.
Tax Lists, Early Allen County - Dated 1834
Perry and Wayne
Township maps dated 1880
Small map showing location
Memories Project - Allen County images and documents (Offsite)
TB Hospital Photos (Offsite)